APAO Solicits Award Nominations
The NIH Asian & Pacific Islander American
Organization (APAO) will continue its tradition
of honoring employees in the NIH Asian Pacific
American community for their excellence.
Nominations are solicited for three categories:
Scientific Achievement Award—for significant
accomplishments in biomedical research; Leadership
Excellence Award—for non-scientists
who exhibit leadership excellence, mentorship
and empowerment of Asian and Pacific
Americans to promote diversity and support the
overall mission of NIH; and a new category, the
Kuan-Teh Jeang Distinguished Service Award,
established to honor the late Dr. K-T Jeang. It
recognizes an APAO member who has made
an outstanding contribution or demonstrated
continual high quality service to the NIH Asian
Pacific American community.
Nominees must work or have worked (within the
previous year) at NIH. Awardees will be honored
at the NIH APAO Awards holiday luncheon in
December in Wilson Hall, Bldg. 1.
Submit a 1-page narrative/statement explaining
why you think an individual deserves recognition
and include a CV of the nominee. A review
committee composed of APAO members and
non-members representing several ICs as
well as former award recipients will evaluate
nominations. Submit nominations electronically
by Monday, Sept. 30 to Dr. Shioko Kimura at
firstname.lastname@example.org. For details, ask for the
2-page award nomination form.
Principles of Clinical Research Class
Registration for the 2013-2014 “Introduction to
the Principles and Practice of Clinical Research”
is now open. The course will run from Oct. 15
through Mar. 24, 2014. The deadline for registering
is Oct. 9. Classes will be held on campus on
Monday and Tuesday evenings from 5 to 6:30.
There is no charge for the course but purchase
of a textbook is suggested. A certificate will
be awarded upon successful completion of
the course, including a final exam. For more
information or to register, visit www.cc.nih.gov/
training/training/ippcr/application.html or call
‘Adventure in Science’ Seeks Faculty
|Children benefit from hands-on learning experiences at Adventure in Science classes.
Adventure in Science (AIS), a non-profit science
education program for children, is planning
its 21st year at NIH and is looking for volunteer
teachers. The program, which meets on
Saturday mornings October through March in
Bldg. 10, is designed to show 8- to 11-year-olds
the fun of science using hands-on activities—from
building (and launching) model rockets to dissecting
frogs. AIS teachers are mostly volunteers from
the NIH community, from postdocs to institute
directors. This is a great opportunity to exercise
your teaching skills with an enthusiastic audience.
You can volunteer for only one Saturday, or for
several. More information about teaching in AIS
can be found at www.adventureinscience.org in the
section “About Us.”
If you are interested in volunteering, contact
Vathani Arudchandran, (301) 827-1813, (Arulvathani.
Arudchandran@fda.hhs.gov) or Ed Max,
(301) 827-1806, (email@example.com).
Enrollment is currently full for children in the
program beginning in the fall. Registration for the
following year’s program will open next spring and
will be announced on the web site.
Wednesday Afternoon Lecture Series Resumes
The 2013-2014 Wednesday Afternoon Lecture
Series kicks off the season with two lectures in
early September. On Monday, Sept. 9, Dr. Cori
Bargmann (Rockefeller University) will speak and
on Wednesday, Sept. 11, Dr. Jeffrey Esko (University
of California, San Diego) will give a talk. All lectures
are held at 3 p.m. in Masur Auditorium, Bldg. 10.
To learn more about speakers coming to campus
this year, visit http://wals.od.nih.gov. You can view
the entire 2013-2014 series schedule there as well
as download the 2013-2014 poster. For day-of-event
information, stay abreast of WALS on Twitter at the
following account: @NIHWALS.
For any questions or requests, contact Jacqueline
Roberts at firstname.lastname@example.org or (301) 594-6747.
Compost Program Set to Pilot, Sept. 3
Beginning Sept. 3, a pilot program for post-consumer compost collection will begin in the Bldg. 10 cafeterias. The program is sponsored by NIH’s Division of Environmental Protection and Division of Amenities and Transportation Services in coordination with Eurest Dining Services. Plans are to expand to the remaining cafeterias on campus if the pilot is successful.
NIH now has an opportunity to dramatically reduce the amount of solid waste currently generated as a result of food service operations. Signs will list acceptable and non-acceptable items. Be sure to put your food waste, napkins and biodegradable cups and containers in the appropriately labeled bin.