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Vol. LXII, No. 15
July 23, 2010
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Nutrition Is Topic of Wellness Lecture, Aug. 5

The “Focus on You” Wellness Lecture Series continues with “Is Work Making You Fat? Nutrition Knowledge for 9-5,” presented by nutrition and exercise physiology expert Megan Nechanicky on Thursday, Aug. 5 from 1 to 2 p.m. in Executive Plaza North, Conf. Rm. H. Individuals who need reasonable accommodation to participate in this event should contact Chris Gaines of the Division of Amenities and Transportation Services at (301) 451-3631 and/or the Federal Relay (1-800-877-8339).

Lecture on Cancer Prevention, July 28

The 11th annual Advances in Cancer Prevention Lecture will feature Dr. Andrea De Censi on the topic of “Cancer Prevention Therapy: Accomplishments and Challenges” on Wednesday, July 28 at 3 p.m. in Lister Hill Auditorium, Bldg. 38A. De Censi is director of medical oncology at the Galliera Hospital in Genoa, Italy. He also serves as consultant to the division of cancer prevention at the European Institute of Oncology in Milan, which he directed from 1998 to 2003. He specializes in treating patients with solid tumors, especially breast, colorectal, genitourinary and gynecological cancers. For more information, or to request reasonable accommodation to participate, call (301) 496-8640.

Help Feed Hungry Families

NIH’ers are asked to contribute to the 2010 Feds Feed Families summer food drive. A list of needed donation items is displayed on the promotional poster next to the collection bins. All employees are encouraged to bring in canned goods, hygiene products and other non-perishable nutritional items. Below is a listing of the food drive locations.

On campus locations include cafeterias in Bldgs. 1, 10, 31, 38 and 45, Bldg. 31 parking office (B3 level) and Bldg. 50 lobby.

Off campus bins are at 301 N. Stonestreet Ave. lobby, 6001 Executive Blvd. cafeteria, 6100 Executive Blvd. lobby, 6120 Executive Blvd. lobby, 6700B Rockledge lobby, 10401 Fernwood lobby, Bayview lobby, Gateway Bldg. 2nd floor, 701 Democracy lobby and 2115 East Jefferson.

The collection boxes will be picked up by the Capital Area Food Bank on July 30 and Aug. 31. For more information, visit www.fedsfeedfamilies. gov.

Immunity, Inflammation & Cancer Symposium, Sept. 23-24

International leaders in cancer and inflammation will provide a forum for discussion and debate on the state of current understanding of this field. The target audience includes researchers interested in the latest developments in the role of inflammation in development and progression of cancer. Sessions will include: cancer immunity and immunosurveillance; cancer and inflammation; the microbiome role in immunity, tissue homeostasis and cancer; and the tumor microenvironment. The event will be held in Masur Auditorium and Lipsett Amphitheater, Bldg. 10, Sept. 23 and 24, 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. Seating is limited. Registration closes Aug. 20. For more information and to register online, visit http://web.ncifcrf.gov/events/cancerinflammation/ 2010/. The event will be videocast live at http://videocast.nih.gov.

NIH Sailing Association Open House

The NIH Sailing Association will hold an open house on Sunday, Aug. 1 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Selby Bay Sailing Center in Mayo, Md. Explore your interest in learning to sail and discover opportunities for sailing with NIHSA. There will be demonstration sails for adults in the club’s 19-ft. Flying Scot sailboats. Fall sailing classes begin Aug. 26; this is a good chance to preview the boats and meet the members. Directions can be found at www.recgov.org/sail. The open house includes food, drinks and beer for $10 per person. Look for posters and flyers around campus for more information.

Principles of Clinical Pharmacology Course

The Principles of Clinical Pharmacology course, sponsored by the Clinical Center, will begin in Lipsett Amphitheater, Bldg. 10 on Sept. 2. The course will be held Thursday evenings from 6:30 to approximately 7:45 and will run through Apr. 28, 2011. Deadline for registration is Aug. 20.

The course covers topics such as pharmacokinetics, drug metabolism and transport, assessment of drug effects, drug therapy in special populations and drug discovery and development. An outstanding faculty has been assembled to present the lectures. The faculty has also prepared a textbook, Principles of Clinical Pharmacology, Second Edition, which will be available in the Foundation for Advanced Education in the Sciences, Inc. bookstore located in Bldg. 10. The textbook is also available from Amazon.com.

Registration is open to all interested persons free of charge unless the course is being taken for graduate credit through FAES. Certificates will be awarded at the end of the course to students who attend at least 75 percent of the lectures. More information about the course, including online registration, is available at www.cc.nih.gov/training/ training/principles.html or by calling (301) 496-9425.

Farmer’s Market Returns to NIH
Charmaine Peters of Licking Creek Bend Farm of Needmore, Pa., organizes produce for the NIH Farmer’s Market, held every Tuesday at the Bldg. 31 patio. The market opened June 1 and runs through October. Nancy Neville (r) and Diane Hayes (bending over) of Upper Crust Bakery in Colesville, Md., greet customers during a recent farmer’s market. The baked goods table is a new addition this year. The bakery uses no additives or preservatives and is known for European crusty breads, baguettes, challah and raisin, cranberry, whole wheat and harvest breads.

At left, Charmaine Peters of Licking Creek Bend Farm of Needmore, Pa., organizes produce for the NIH Farmer’s Market, held every Tuesday at the Bldg. 31 patio. The market opened June 1 and runs through October.

At right, Nancy Neville (r) and Diane Hayes (bending over) of Upper Crust Bakery in Colesville, Md., greet customers during a recent farmer’s market. The baked goods table is a new addition this year. The bakery uses no additives or preservatives and is known for European crusty breads, baguettes, challah and raisin, cranberry, whole wheat and harvest breads.



NIH Philharmonia Performs at CRC
The NIH Philharmonia charms a large audience (above) in the atrium of the Clinical Research Center with performances of Vivaldi’s “Summer” movement from the Four Seasons and Mozart’s Jupiter symphony.

The NIH Philharmonia charms a large audience (above) in the atrium of the Clinical Research Center with performances of Vivaldi’s “Summer” movement from the Four Seasons and Mozart’s Jupiter symphony. Below, Dr. Nancia D’Alimonte conducts the NIH Philharmonia during the group’s special performance at NIH on June 15.

Dr. Nancia D’Alimonte conducts the NIH Philharmonia during the group’s special performance at NIH on June 15.
 
New Technology Benefits Patients

Dr. Itzhak Avital (l) shares iPad images of a research volunteer’s CT scans with Dr. Rick Sherry, attending surgeon of the National Cancer Institute’s immunotherapy section. Avital, an investigator in NCI’s Surgery Branch, said the portability of the tablet computer enables patients to see first-hand results of scans taken the same day, increasing awareness and understanding of cancer treatment options. “A picture is worth a thousand words—especially a portable, moving picture showing the presence or absence of disease in a patient’s body,” said Avital. He uses his iPad for inpatient and outpatient consults with NCI research volunteers and family members.

Dr. Itzhak Avital (l) shares iPad images of a research volunteer’s CT scans with Dr. Rick Sherry, attending surgeon of the National Cancer Institute’s immunotherapy section.

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