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Vol. LXII, No. 24
November 26, 2010

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Author Sinek To Present at DDM Seminar

The Deputy Director for Management (DDM) announces the first DDM seminar of the 2010-2011 series “Management and Science: Partnering for Excellence.” The event on Thursday, Dec. 16 from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in Masur Auditorium, Bldg. 10, will feature Simon Sinek, author of Start With Why: How Great Leaders Inspire Everyone to Take Action. Sinek created the “Golden Circle” model that codifies what makes the most inspiring people and organizations so successful.

Videocasting and sign language will be provided. Individuals who need reasonable accommodation to attend should call (301) 496-6211 or the Federal Relay Service at 1-800-877-8339. For more information about the DDM Seminar Series, visit or call (301) 496-3271.

STEP Forum on Workplace Stress, Time Management

The staff training in extramural programs (STEP) committee will present a Workplace Strategies forum on the topic “Got Stress? Manage Your Energy, Prioritize Your Time,” on Tuesday, Dec. 14, from 9 a.m. to noon in Lister Hill Auditorium, Bldg. 38A.

We all know people in our office who seem unflappable, get all their work done and don’t work overtime. Then there are the rest of us who come in early and stay late, but we’re still not caught up. How can we learn to manage our energy, prioritize our activities and reduce the stress of modern life? Are there ways to change the organizational culture to reduce workplace stress? Take a break from the end-of-the-year frenzy and join us as we explore the science of stress and strategies for staying cool under pressure.

Training for Supervisors in Spotlight

Supervisory development is under the spotlight as the Office of Personnel Management recently amended its training and development regulations. HHS will soon be coming out with guidance further defining supervisory training. NIH plans to interpret and clarify these regulations by developing an NIH-specific policy that incorporates various IC voices. A cross-IC supervisory training committee has formed. The committee will be formalizing the policy and reaching out to the NIH community. To stay updated on pending guidance and committee activities, visit

The NIH Training Center already offers a course that meets the supervisory requirements: NIH-Supervisory Skills Training. In addition, individual ICs may offer courses and/or programs that benefit supervisors.

Baked Goods To Remain Available

Every Tuesday, the Upper Crust Bakery will be at Bldg. 31 to sell its goods from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Depending on the weather, look for the Upper Crust Bakery either on the Bldg. 31A patio or in front of the Bldg. 31 R&W Store (B1 level). The bakery makes fresh bread daily, with no preservatives or additives. Available for sale will be a variety of breads and preserves, all of which make fine holiday gifts or complement your holiday meal.

CC Offers Mammograms to NIH Community

NIH staff and contractors will be offered screening mammograms, at no charge, if they are eligible for a standard-of-care protocol from Clinical Center Radiology and Imaging Sciences.

Screening mammograms will be offered on Tuesdays throughout the year to women due for their annual test. Radiology and Imaging Sciences is on the first floor of the Clinical Center.

Women age 40 years or older are eligible for the screening mammograms. Also eligible are women younger than 40 but with more than a 20 percent lifetime risk of developing breast cancer. Increased risk can result from prior thoracic radiation therapy, family history or genetic predisposition, for example. Pregnant and lactating women are not eligible.

All women interested in having a mammogram at the CC must bring their prior mammograms, if available, for comparison.

To take part in the mammography program, contact the CC Office of Communications, Patient Recruitment and Public Liaison at 1-800-411-1222 or 1-866-411-1010 (TTY).

Staff can visit for more information or contact the mammography team at (301) 402-9800.

U2 Guitarist Visits NIH

NIH director Dr. Francis Collins hosted Dr. William Li (not shown), head of the Angiogenesis Foundation, and special guest and AF board member David Howell Evans (best known as rock band U2 lead guitarist Edge, in photos at right), to discuss angiogenesis research on Oct. 25. The foundation is a non-profit organization that is re-conceptualizing the fight against global disease through angiogenesis research. After their discussion, Collins and Edge had an acoustic jam session much to the delight of everyone in the room.

NLM Observes World AIDS Day, Dec. 1

NLM recognizes World AIDS Day 2010 with a lecture by Dr. Sharon Denise Allison-Ottey from 10 to 11:30 a.m., Wednesday, Dec. 1 in Lister Hill Auditorium, Bldg. 38A. An author, health educator and physician, Allison- Ottey lectures around the country on HIV/AIDS in women and in the African-American community. She received her medical degree from East Carolina University School of Medicine and earned dual degrees in biology and chemistry from North Carolina Central University. All are welcome to attend this public event.

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