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Vol. LXII, No. 16
August 6, 2010
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Briefs

Free Outdoor Film Festival, Aug. 13-20

The movie line-up has been announced for the 14th annual Comcast Film Festival, which will take place nightly from Friday, Aug. 13 to Friday, Aug. 20. Due to construction at the Strathmore location, the film festival has relocated to the Universities at Shady Grove, 9630 Gudelsky Dr., Rockville. Bring your blanket, chairs (low chairs only) and anyone who loves movies to this event. The movies are free, as is parking, and food will be available to purchase. There will also be a raffle and acceptance of donations to help raise funds for the NIH Charities (Friends of the Clinical Center, the Children’s Inn and Camp Fantastic/Special Love).

Aug. 13 The Blind Side
Aug. 14 Twilight: New Moon
Aug. 15 Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen
Aug. 16 Jerry McGuire
Aug. 17 Valentine’s Day
Aug. 18 Up in the Air
Aug. 19 Julie & Julia
Aug. 20 Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs

Restaurants will open at 6:30 p.m. and the movies will begin at 8:30. For more information, visit www.filmfestnih.org or call (301) 496-6061. If you are interested in volunteering, contact Kallie at wassermankt@mail.nih.gov.

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 last day to donate to the Capital Area Food Bank at all drop-off locations is Aug. 25. For more information, visit www.fedsfeedfamilies.gov.

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.

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.

Registration is open to all interested individuals at no cost unless the course is being taken for graduate credit. The course may be taken for credit through FAES as PHAR 500 I and PHAR 500 II; contact FAES directly at (301) 496-7976. Deadline for registration is Aug. 20. Certificates of participation will be awarded at the end to all students who attend 75 percent of the lectures. More information is available at www.cc.nih.gov/training/training/principles.html or by calling (301) 496-9425.

Tae Kwon Do Beginner’s Class

The NIH Tae Kwon Do School is offering a beginner’s class for adults and mature teens. New students are invited to begin classes on Monday, Sept. 13. The curriculum combines traditional striking arts, forms, sparring and basic aikido techniques with emphasis on self-defense. No experience is necessary. Classes meet in the Malone Center (Bldg. 31C, B4 level, next to the NIH Fitness Center) from 6 to 8 p.m. on Mondays and 6 to 7 p.m. on Wednesdays (6-7 p.m. Fridays, optional). Registration fee is $50 and includes 10 weeks of beginner’s class and a uniform costs $40. Interested persons are welcome to watch regular training sessions. For information call Lewis Sloter, (301) 213-5841 or visit www.recgov.org/r&w/nihtaekwondo.html.

(from l) Chris Hoiles, former Baltimore Orioles catcher; Larry Chloupek of the NIH R&W Foundation; Steve Hull, editor and publisher of Bethesda Magazine; Randy Schools, president of the R&W Association; NIDDK’s Debi Anderson, who is an R&W board member; and the Oriole Bird mascot.

NIH’ers Enjoy Night at the ‘Big Train’

The NIH Recreation and Welfare Association and Bethesda Magazine recently teamed up to sponsor an evening with the Bethesda Big Train baseball team. Named after Washington Senators pitching great Walter “Big Train” Johnson, the squad is a summer, collegiate, wooden-bat team playing in the Cal Ripken Collegiate Baseball League. Home games are played at Povich Field, a pocket-size ball park that makes fans feel they are back in small-town America. Some 650 NIH employees and members of the community attended the game. Shown are (from l) Chris Hoiles, former Baltimore Orioles catcher; Larry Chloupek of the NIH R&W Foundation; Steve Hull, editor and publisher of Bethesda Magazine; Randy Schools, president of the R&W Association; NIDDK’s Debi Anderson, who is an R&W board member; and the Oriole Bird mascot.

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