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Vol. LXIII, No. 12
June 10, 2011

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Astronaut Searfoss To Give DDM Seminar

Astronaut Searfoss To Give DDM Seminar The Deputy Director for Management (DDM) announces the fourth DDM seminar of the 2010-2011 series “Management and Science: Partnering for Excellence.” The event on Thursday, June 16 from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in Masur Auditorium, Bldg. 10, will feature Ret. Col. Rick Searfoss, former commander of the NASA-NIH Joint Space Mission. He will present “Apogee: Take Your Team to the Top.” Searfoss will speak about leadership, personal excellence, customer service and teamwork.

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 series, visit or call (301) 496-3271.

Camp Fantastic BBQ Set for June 14

The Recreation & Welfare Association will host the annual Camp Fantastic BBQ on Tuesday, June 14, on the Bldg. 31A patio from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. R&W has been spearheading this event since the camp was established in 1983. Camp Fantastic provides quality programs for children living with cancer. Enjoy an afternoon of good food, live music, dancing, games and more. Lunch will be served in two shifts and includes choice of two sandwiches, chips, coleslaw, a drink and funnel cake. Tickets are $10 per person. To order tickets stop by any R&W store or call (301) 496-4600.

IntraMall Summer Showcase, June 15-16

The 13th annual NIH IntraMall Summer Showcase will be held in the South Lobby of Bldg. 10 on June 15-16. The IntraMall is an electronic site designed to simplify purchasing. Since opening in June 1998, the IntraMall has become a leading NIH web site for using government purchase cards to locate, buy and track purchases from over 250 of its most frequently used suppliers, offering over 11 million laboratory, office and computer items. Register for the event and a free lunch at If you require reasonable accommodation to participate, call (888) 644-6255.

OppNet Celebrates Outgoing Chairs
OppNet Celebrates Outgoing Chairs

NIH’s Basic Behavioral and Social Science Opportunity Network (OppNet) recently celebrated the term completion of its coordinating committee co-chairs, Drs. Paige Green McDonald (r) and Deborah Olster (l). McDonald, chief of the Basic and Biobehavioral Research Branch, NCI, served from April 2010 through April 2011. Olster, deputy director of the Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research, served from January 2010 to January 2011. OppNet facilitator Dr. William Elwood (second from l) presented certificates of appreciation to the outgoing chairs in the presence of incoming committee co-chair Dr. Santa Tumminia (third from l), a senior advisor at the National Eye Institute. For more information on OppNet, visit

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