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Vol. LXIV, No. 12
June 8, 2012

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Author Pink To Give DDM Seminar

The Deputy Director for Management (DDM) announces the fourth and final DDM seminar of the 2011-2012 series “Management and Science: Partnering for Excellence.” The event on Thursday, June 14 from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in Masur Auditorium, Bldg. 10, will feature Daniel Pink, author of Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us and a leading authority of employee management relations and human motivation in the workplace.

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.

Jones To Address Exercise Interest Group

The exercise interest group (EIG), the newest member of NIH’s special interest groups, will be having its first invited speaker on Wednesday, June 13 at 1 p.m. in the Neurosciences Bldg., Rm. D. Dr. Lee W. Jones will discuss “From Cells to Society: Exercise as Treatment for Cardiovascular Injury and Cancer Progression Following a Cancer Diagnosis.”

Jones’ translational research program spans animal models to human trials that: evaluate the efficacy of exercise training to prevent and/or treat the cardiovascular and functional impact of cancer therapy and elucidate the effects of aerobic training and their underlying systemic and molecular mechanisms on tumor progression and metastatic dissemination. He has published over 100 scientific articles and book chapters on these topics. He is a member of the international editorial board for Lancet Oncology and his research program is supported by NIH, the American Cancer Society and the Department of Defense Breast Cancer Research Program.

For more information contact Dr. Mark Roltsch, (301) 435-0535 or

IntraMall Summer Showcase, June 20-21

The 14th annual NIH IntraMall Summer Showcase will be held in the south lobby of Bldg. 10 June 20-21 from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. The event is hosted by the IntraMall electronic purchasing site designed exclusively for NIH to simplify purchasing.

Since opening in June 1998, the IntraMall has become a leading NIH web site for government purchase cardholders to locate, buy and track purchases from hundreds of the most frequently used suppliers, offering over 12 million laboratory, office and computer items.

A free lunch is available to holders of a valid, or email address; register and qualify for the lunch at If you require reasonable accommodation to participate, call 1-888-644-6255 during business hours at least 7 days before the event.

Workshop on Informed Risk Assessment

An innovative interagency program sponsored by NIEHS continues its 2012 workshop series with an exploration of “Systems Biology—Informed Risk Assessment,” June 14-15 in Washington, D.C.

Part of the National Academies’ Emerging Science for Environmental Health Decisions series, the workshop is free and open to the public. Registrations are now being accepted at and webcast registration will soon be available.

The workshop will focus on changes in the risk assessment landscape driven largely by advances in molecular and systems biology, recent reports from the National Research Council and volumes of new test data arising from the Tox21 and European Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemical substances programs.

Owen Older and Gigi Lopez carefully examine brains

MSKCC’s Thompson To Speak, June 3

Dr. Craig B. Thompson, CEO and president of Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, will present this year’s third and final installment of the annual NIH Director’s Lectures on Wednesday, June 13, 3-4 p.m. in Masur Auditorium, Bldg. 10. His talk is titled “IDH Mutations: Oncometabolite Deregulation of Epigenetic Remodeling.”

Thompson is a board-certified internist and medical oncologist. He has extensive research experience in cancer, immunology and translational medicine. His current research focus is the role that metabolic changes play in the origin and progression of cancer. He has also done pioneering research on the genes that control programmed cell death and how the misregulation of such genes can contribute to cancer. In earlier work, he contributed to the development of innovative treatments for autoimmune diseases and leukemia.

Online Newsletter Features NIH Series

AOL Government, an online newsletter about work in the public sector, is featuring a series of articles on innovation at NIH. The newsletter has published two of about a dozen planned stories that are part of a broader series examining novel work at various federal departments and agencies.

“Innovation at NIH: It’s in Their DNA,” featuring comments from NIH director Dr. Francis Collins, kicked off the series on May 7. Next up on May 16 was “Innovation at NIH: Donald Lindberg, Senior Statesman for Medicine and Computers.” You can find those articles at and , respectively.

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