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Vol. LXIII, No. 15
July 22, 2011

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NIDA Invites Debra Winger, Addiction Performance Project to Campus

NIDA Invites Debra Winger, Addiction Performance Project to Campus According to the National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 21 million people in 2009 did not receive needed treatment for their drug or alcohol problem. In order to help break down the stigma attached with seeking treatment for these issues, NIDA launched the Addiction Performance Project, part of the institute’s outreach to practicing health care providers and those in training. The project serves as a forum for health care professionals to discuss challenges and strategies for addressing drug abuse issues in their practices.

The Addiction Performance Project (APP) is a free program that is scheduled to include: actors Debra Winger, Arliss Howard and others, who will perform a dramatic reading of Act III of Eugene O’Neill’s Long Day’s Journey into Night; NIDA director Dr. Nora Volkow will be joined by other experts to share responses to the performance. Opening remarks will be given by R. Gil Kerlikowske, director of the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy. There will also be an audience discussion.

The APP will be held Friday, Aug. 5 in Lipsett Amphitheater, Bldg. 10 from 10 to 11 a.m. The event is free and open to all. Registration is recommended: Questions? Email

Free Outdoor Film Festival, Aug. 4-8

The 15th annual Comcast Film Festival will take place nightly from Thursday, Aug. 4 to Monday, Aug. 8. Due to construction at the Strathmore location, the festival will again be held at the Universities at Shady Grove, 9630 Gudelsky Dr., Rockville.

Bring your blanket, chairs (low chairs only) and anyone who loves movies to this festival. The movies and parking are free, food will be available to purchase and there will be a raffle to raise funds for the NIH Charities (Friends of the Clinical Center, Children’s Inn and Camp Fantastic/Special Love). Donations are also accepted.

Thursday, Aug. 4 — True Grit

True Grit Friday, Aug. 5 — Tangled

Saturday, Aug. 6 — Up

Sunday, Aug. 7 — Toy Story 3

Monday, Aug. 8 — Top Gun (25th anniversary)

Restaurants will open at 6:30 p.m. and movies begin at 8:30. For more information, visit or call (301) 496-6061. If you are interested in volunteering for this event, contact Alison Chou at

NIH Sailing Association Open House

The NIH Sailing Association will hold an open house on Saturday, July 30 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. 24; this is a good chance to preview the boats and meet the members. Directions can be found at The open house includes food, drinks and beer for $10 per person. Look for posters and flyers around campus for more information.

Do You Need Help Paying for Child Care?

For many families, the cost of child care can be their first or second highest monthly expense. NIH wants to help employees afford quality licensed child care.

All NIH federal employees, no matter where they live—Maryland, Virginia, D.C., Montana or North Carolina—can apply for child care tuition subsidy and use it at their local licensed child care provider.

If your total adjusted family household income is $60,000 or less per year, you may be eligible to receive a child care tuition subsidy. Your child or children must be enrolled with a licensed child care provider.

NIH has chosen Federal Employee Education and Assistance (FEEA) Child Care Services, Inc. to administer the NIH Child Care Subsidy Program. FEEA will receive completed applications, make subsidy determinations based on eligibility and funding and notify applicants and child care providers of decisions. The subsidy will be paid directly to the child care provider.

If you are an NIH federal employee and think you may qualify, visit the Office of Research Services child care web site or call the Division of Amenities and Transportation Services child care staff at (301) 402-8180 for eligibility and enrollment information.

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