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Vol. LXVI, No. 4
February 14, 2014
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Briefs

NIH Rare Disease Day, Feb. 28

NIH celebrates the seventh annual Rare Disease Day on Friday, Feb. 28 from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Patients, visitors and staff are welcome to attend presentations and participate in activities in the Clinical Center’s Masur Auditorium, offered by the NCATS Office of Rare Diseases Research and the Clinical Center. Attendance is free and open to the public. In association with the Global Genes Project, all attendees are encouraged to wear their favorite pair of jeans. For more information, including details on registration and an agenda, visit http://rarediseases.info.nih.gov/RareDiseaseDay.aspx.

NIH Management Intern Program Recruits

Unlock a new career path with the NIH Management Intern Program, which is recruiting Apr. 7-11. The MI Program is a highly competitive, 2-year career-development program for current NIH employees. MIs come from a variety of job backgrounds including both scientific and administrative fields. Upon completion of the program, MIs transition into an administrative-management career in one of many areas throughout the NIH enterprise. Eligible employees are invited to apply. For program FAQs, upcoming information sessions and details about eligibility, visit http://trainingcenter.nih.gov/intern/mi/.

Sailing Association Open House, Feb. 27

The NIH Sailing Association invites everyone to its open house on Thursday, Feb. 27 from 5 to 8 p.m. at the FAES House at the corner of Old Georgetown Rd. and Cedar Ln. Explore your interest in learning to sail and discover opportunities for sailing with NIHSA. There will be information about 6-week basic training classes, the club’s racing program and social activities offered by NIHSA. A fee of $5 at the door includes pizza, drinks and snacks. Cash bar for beer and wine—$2 each. Look for NIHSA posters and flyers around campus. For more information, visit www.recgov.org/sail.

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Next Protocol Navigation Lecture, Mar. 3

The IRP Protocol Navigation Training Program Seminar Series continues with a lecture on Monday, Mar. 3 from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. in Lipsett Amphitheater, Bldg. 10. The program is a trans-NIH effort to develop resources and tools and to provide training for intramural staff and contractors involved in protocol development, writing, coordination and management. Jennifer Morris, NINDS PTMS liaison, will present, “NIH Protocol Tracking and Management System (PTMS): What’s New and What’s Next for 2014?” For more information, contact Beverly Barham, (301) 594-2494, bbarham@mail.nih.gov or Marcia Vital, (301) 451-9437, vitalm@mail.nih.gov.

Cold Enough for You?

Been a heckuva winter, eh? While it has been shown scientifically that occasional polar vortices build character, they do nothing for bicycles. This poor specimen took the brunt of winter tied to a fence near Metro/Gateway. But take heart—Bike to Work Day is only 3 months away. Anyone want to bet when the first daffodil will raise its scarved head in front of Bldg. 31?

Been a heckuva winter, eh? While it has been shown scientifically that occasional polar vortices build character, they do nothing for bicycles. This poor specimen took the brunt of winter tied to a fence near Metro/Gateway. But take heart—Bike to Work Day is only 3 months away. Anyone want to bet when the first daffodil will raise its scarved head in front of Bldg. 31?

Photo: Bill Branson

New PI Dashboard Launches, Feb. 18

The Division of Occupational Health and Safety announces the rollout of its new PI Dashboard electronic registration system (Nexus) for pathogen and rDNA work applications. The system goes live on Feb. 18 and will be accessible online at https://oms.ors.nih.gov/. For details, contact your institute/center-assigned safety specialist or NIH biological safety officer Dr. Richard Baumann, baumannrg@mail.nih.gov. For more safety information, visit www.ors.od.nih.gov/sr/dohs/aboutDOHS/Pages/about_dohs.aspx.

DeGregory To Present Brown Bag On Civil Rights

NIH’s 2014 African American History Month Brown Bag Lunch and Learn is set for Thursday, Feb. 27 from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in Wilson Hall, Bldg. 1. The featured presenter is Dr. Crystal A. deGregory, founder and executive editor of HBCUSTORY.com, an online advocacy center that offers inspiring stories of the Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) community.

NIH’s 2014 African American History Month Brown Bag Lunch and Learn is set for Thursday, Feb. 27 from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in Wilson Hall, Bldg. 1. The featured presenter is Dr. Crystal A. deGregory, founder and executive editor of HBCUSTORY.com, an online advocacy center that offers inspiring stories of the Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) community. She will discuss “Herstory: Civil Rights (and Wrongs) at Home and Abroad.” For program details, contact Victoria A. Gross at grossv@mail.nih.gov or (301) 451-0746.


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