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Vol. LXVI, No. 19
September 12, 2014
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Briefs

Author, Professor Ariely To Give DDM Seminar

The Deputy Director for Management (DDM) announces the final DDM seminar of the 2013-2014 series “Management and Science: Partnering for Excellence.” The event on Thursday, Sept. 25 from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in Masur Auditorium, Bldg. 10 will feature Dr. Dan Ariely, who will discuss “Now and Later: The Problem of Self Control.” Despite our intentions, why do we so often fail to act in our own best interest? Are we in control of our own decisions? What are the forces that influence our behavior? Ariely will answer these questions and others during his discussion.

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 www.ddmseries.od.nih.gov or call (301) 496-3271.

Principles of Clinical Research Class

Registration for the 2014-2015 “Introduction to the Principles and Practice of Clinical Research” is now open. The course will run from Oct. 14 through Mar. 9, 2015. The deadline for registering is Oct. 6. Classes will be held on campus in Lipsett Amphitheater, Bldg. 10 at 5 p.m. 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 http://clinicalcenter.nih.gov/training/training/ippcr.html or contact course coordinator Daniel McAnally at daniel.mcanally@nih.gov or by calling (301) 496-9425.

Shingler Receives BIG’s Highest Honor

Felicia Shingler (c) receives BIG’s highest honor from BIG board chair Dr. Hezekiah Braxton III and BIG National President Darlene H. Young.

Felicia Shingler (c) receives BIG’s highest honor from BIG board chair Dr. Hezekiah Braxton III and BIG National President Darlene H. Young.

Photo: Veronica Godfrey Robinson

Felicia Shingler, a program analyst in the Office of Extramural Research, recently received the Distinguished Service Hall of Fame Award, the highest honor given by Blacks In Government (BIG).

A life member of BIG and currently a member of the board of directors and national executive committee, she has served as BIG national secretary for the past 4 years. The hall of fame award honors members who have been active in the organization for a minimum 15 consecutive years and who have made exceptional contributions at the national, regional and/or chapter levels. Shingler also received two awards for national BIG service—from the board of directors and from the president on behalf of the executive committee.

During her 4 years as secretary, Shingler has consistently encouraged BIG to “go green.” In 2011, she initiated paperless meetings for the board of directors and national executive committee, reducing print costs significantly. In addition, she has served as national communications and public relations chair. In that post, she produced numerous editions of several publications, including BIG Reporter and BIG Bulletin and managed the press room during BIG conferences.

At the local chapter level, Shingler established and chaired the first young adult resources and development (YARD) committee in 1989-1990. Created to ensure that BIG’s seasoned leadership would empower the next generation, YARD was the catalyst for the current BIG National Youth Program. As NIH chapter president, Shingler also initiated the chapter’s first policy and procedure manual. She served as the NIH activity codes manager for 24 years and currently works as a program analyst for the NIH Guide in OER.

HHS Night at Nationals Park

Enjoying HHS Night at the Ballpark on Aug. 5 were (right, from l) NICHD director Dr. Alan Guttmacher, his wife Brigid, Rigo Taboada, 14, of Colorado, a patient of Dr. Constantine Stratakis (r), scientific director of NICHD. Rigo and his parents, along with Guttmacher and Stratakis, joined Nats players on the field before the game against the New York Mets.

Enjoying HHS Night at the Ballpark on Aug. 5 were (above, from l) NICHD director Dr. Alan Guttmacher, his wife Brigid, Rigo Taboada, 14, of Colorado, a patient of Dr. Constantine Stratakis (r), scientific director of NICHD. Rigo and his parents, along with Guttmacher and Stratakis, joined Nats players on the field before the game against the New York Mets. Also at the stadium that night was Vicki Contie (below) of the NIH Office of Communications and Public Liaison. She was on hand to offer free health information from NCI, NIAMS and the Office of the Director with tips on preventing skin cancer and staying safe in the summer sun.

Photos: Rosalina Bray (top), Joshua Baldwin

At the stadium that night was Vicki Contie (below) of the NIH Office of Communications and Public Liaison. She was on hand to offer free health information from NCI, NIAMS and the Office of the Director with tips on preventing skin cancer and staying safe in the summer sun.

Drive-In Movies Draw Crowds

The 18th annual Comcast Outdoor Film Festival benefitting the NIH Children’s Charities took place Aug. 15-17 in the parking lot of the MCPS Board of Education at 850 Hungerford Dr. in Rockville. The Lego Movie on Friday was the most popular night as the festival drew more than 10,000 attendees. More than 100 pounds of aluminum cans and plastic bottles were recycled at the “green” event. Funds raised for the NIH Charities through sponsorships and vending amounted to $6,400, which organizers say is a significant increase from 2013. Although many watched from their cars, the group above found it more comfortable to come down front, spread out and relax.

The 18th annual Comcast Outdoor Film Festival benefitting the NIH Children’s Charities took place Aug. 15-17 in the parking lot of the MCPS Board of Education at 850 Hungerford Dr. in Rockville. The Lego Movie on Friday was the most popular night as the festival drew more than 10,000 attendees. More than 100 pounds of aluminum cans and plastic bottles were recycled at the “green” event. Funds raised for the NIH Charities through sponsorships and vending amounted to $6,400, which organizers say is a significant increase from 2013. Although many watched from their cars, the group above found it more comfortable to come down front, spread out and relax.

 

Director Entertains NIMHD Crowd

NIH director Dr. Francis Collins offered a song and brief remarks at a 2-day 2015-2016 scientific operations planning session of the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities. Held recently in Bldg. 60, the meeting was convened by NIMHD acting director Dr. Yvonne Maddox, who also asked Collins to bring along his guitar.

NIH director Dr. Francis Collins offered a song and brief remarks at a 2-day 2015-2016 scientific operations planning session of the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities. Held recently in Bldg. 60, the meeting was convened by NIMHD acting director Dr. Yvonne Maddox, who also asked Collins to bring along his guitar.

Photo: Ernie Branson

 


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