Asian-American Heritage Program Features NHGRI’s Yang
|Dr. Yingzi Yang of NHGRI will give the keynote
lecture at NIH’s observance of Asian-American
Pacific Islander Heritage Month.
NIH will hold its 2013 Asian-American Pacific
Islander Heritage Month observance on Thursday,
May 16, from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in Lipsett
Amphitheater, Bldg. 10. This year’s national
theme is “Building Leadership: Embracing Cultural
Values and Inclusion.” The theme provides
an opportunity for the NIH community to celebrate
the achievements of Asian American and Pacific
Islanders and their roles in science and research.
The keynote speaker is Dr. Yingzi Yang, head
of the developmental genetics section at the
National Human Genome Research Institute. An
internationally recognized molecular biologist,
Yang has performed groundbreaking research on
skeletal development of vertebrate animals. Her
presentation is titled “Cell Signaling in Skeletal
Development and Disease.”
Other program participants include NIH principal
deputy director Dr. Lawrence Tabak, NHGRI deputy
scientific director Dr. Paul Liu, NLM scientific
review officer Dr. Zoe Huang and Debra Chew,
director, NIH Office of Equal Opportunity and
The event will be videocast at http://videocast.
nih.gov/. Sign language interpreters will be
provided. For more information or reasonable
accommodation, contact Tyrone Banks by email
email@example.com, phone (301) 451-9692 or via
Federal Relay Service 1-800-877-8339.
Supply Center Holds Spring Showcase
The NIH Supply Center will sponsor its Spring
Product Showcase on Tuesday, May 14 in the
south lobby of Bldg. 10 from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Vendors will offer specials and promotions on
products carried in the Self Service Stores as well
as with the NIH Supply Center that will be available
for same-day or next-day delivery.
You will have the opportunity to learn about new
products that are part of the NIHSC stock and to
suggest any new products you would like to see
carried in stores. Refreshments will be served. For
more information, email Gwendolyn.firstname.lastname@example.org or Alicia.Boglin@nih.gov.
Visit the NIH Self Service Stores: Bldg. 10 (B2B41)
and Bldg. 31 (B1A47), open Monday through Friday
from 8 a.m. until 4:15 p.m. For special assistance,
email email@example.com or call (301)
Ethnic Food Fair, May 22
Enjoy a sampling of Asian cuisines at the Ethnic
Food Fair being held on Wednesday, May 22 from
11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Bldg. 31A’s patio.
This annual celebration of food, culture and
community is sponsored by the NIH Asian & Pacific
Islander American Organization (APAO). Area
restaurants will have food for sale. Learn about
organizations and activities that promote diversity
and inclusion at NIH. APAO will donate a portion of
the proceeds to the Children’s Inn at NIH; participants
are encouraged to make contributions, too.
Every year in May, activities across the nation
are organized to observe Asian-American Pacific
Islander Heritage Month. For more information
contact Aaron Bell, (301) 451-7898 or bella@mail.
Children’s Inn Opens Park, Playground
The Children’s Inn at NIH welcomes all NIH staff to
a grand opening celebration of its new park and
playground on Wednesday, May 22 from 3 to 7 p.m.
Under construction for the past year, the park and
playground offers children of all ages—and grownups
too—a place to relax and recharge. Features
include: play area for youngsters ages 2-5 with
life-size animals; play area for older children with
a climbing boulder; a putting green for kids of all
ages; Benjamin’s tree house; whimsical 10-foothigh
A standout in the park, visible from the inn’s front
entrance, is a 10-foot-wide “Spirit Nest,” woven
together with recycled eucalyptus branches. A
family of 4 can easily nestle inside and a small
family of birds has already made a home among the
Once the park and playground is open to residents,
the inn asks all NIH’ers to respect the safety and
privacy of inn residents. Many of the children have
seriously compromised immune systems.
Woo To Give NINR Director’s Lecture, May 21
Dr. Mary Woo will give the 2013 NINR Director’s
Lecture on Tuesday, May 21, at 10:30 a.m. in the
Clinical Center’s Lipsett Amphitheater. A wellknown
cardiovascular researcher, she will discuss
brain-heart interactions in a lecture titled “It’s All
in the Mind: Heart Failure and the Brain.”
Woo is a professor at the University of California
at Los Angeles School of Nursing. She is also a fellow
of the American Heart Association (AHA) and
the American Academy of Nursing. She has published
widely in the area of cardiovascular disease.
Among other awards, Woo was recognized as a “Pillar of Cardiovascular Nursing
Research” by the AHA Council on Cardiovascular Nursing.
The NINR Director’s Lecture is an annual event, designed to bring the
nation’s top nurse scientists to NIH to share their work and interests with a
trans-disciplinary audience. The lecture began in 2011 as part of the observation
of the institute’s first 25 years at NIH.
Pre-Move Sale at Foundation Bookstore
The Foundation Bookstore (FAES), located on the B-1 level of Bldg. 10 near the cafeteria, is currently running a 50 percent off Pre-Move Sale on an array of scientific and medical books. The store is refreshing its title base in anticipation of the early summer grand opening of its new location on the main level of Bldg. 10, directly down the hall from Masur Auditorium.
Come and visit the FAES Bookstore at its current location to get first pick of the books. And when you stop by, let employees (Manny, Noelle or Jim) know what new product lines you would like to see offered in the new store.
Think DOHS for Safety Training
The Division of Occupational Health and Safety (DOHS) helps preserve a safe and healthful workplace for all employees. DOHS provides training to comply with federal, state and local laws, policies and regulations. As technologies in the laboratory evolve, training must match new situations. For assistance with your concerns or questions regarding safety and health at work, contact DOHS at (301) 496-2346 or visit https://www.safetytraining.nih.gov.
Garden at NIH Is Site for Eagle Scout Project
James Wallenmeyer, 17, completed his Eagle Scout project Apr. 13 on his way to earning the Eagle Scout badge of the Boy Scouts of America.
He and another 30 scouts and leaders from Troop 457 of Rockville descended upon the National Library of Medicine’s herb garden. Wallenmeyer’s project involved spring cleanup, placement of edging and providing two weather-proof containers for storing gardening supplies and materials.
The garden was created in 1976 for the national bicentennial. Since that time it has been maintained by volunteers from the Potomac chapter of the Herb Society of America (HSA) and volunteers from Montgomery County Master Gardeners. The scout project was coordinated by NLM and the HSA Potomac chapter.
|At left: Susan McCall (l) and Ida Wallenmeyer of the Herb Society of America’s Potomac chapter join new Eagle Scout James Wallenmeyer and Lynn Mueller, ORF landscape architect (and Eagle Scout). Below, Wallenmeyer (c) is surrounded by fellow scouts and volunteers.