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Vol. LXVI, No. 20
September 26, 2014
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Briefs

Career Development Open House, Oct. 8

All NIH employees are invited to attend the “Passport to Learning” career development open house at the NIH Training Center. The event is free and will be held Wednesday, Oct. 8 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 6705 Rockledge Dr. (Rockledge 1), Suite 4000.

The day includes:

  • Mini Training Sessions on Critical Thinking and Decision Making Skills, Negotiation Skills, Conflict Resolution and Retirement Planning
  • An Overview of NIH Leadership Development Programs
  • Professional Development Opportunities
  • The Future of Learning: Technology in the Classroom

For more information and to RSVP, visit http://trainingcenter.nih.gov/news.html.

APAO Solicits Awards 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 scientists/researchers who have made significant accomplishments in biomedical research; Leadership Excellence Award—for non-scientists who exemplify leadership excellence by example, mentorship and empowerment of Asian and Pacific Americans to promote diversity and support the overall mission of NIH; Kuan-Teh Jeang Distinguished Service Award—to recognize an APAO member who has made an outstanding contribution or demonstrated continual high quality service to the community. Nominees must work or have previously worked (within the past year) at NIH. Awardees will be honored at the APAO holiday luncheon on Dec. 9 in Wilson Hall, Bldg. 1.

Submit a 1-page narrative/statement to support 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 and former award recipients will evaluate all nominations. Submit your nominations electronically no later than COB on Oct. 27 to Dr. Shioko Kimura at kimuras@mail.nih.gov. For more details, you may ask for the 2-page award nomination manual.

NLM To Host HHS Next-Generation Internet Symposium, Oct. 15

Vint Cerf

Vint Cerf

On Oct. 15, NLM will host an all-day symposium for leaders from NIH and all of HHS to learn about the significance of the next-generation Internet (IPv6) and its impact on the programs and mission of HHS. The event, to be held in Lister Hill Auditorium, Bldg. 38A, will be videocast for those who cannot attend in person. Watch for registration information and the agenda in an upcoming global email.

Vint Cerf, the legendary father of the Internet, will serve as keynote speaker. The event will also feature experts from Internet registries/organizations, Internet service providers, cellular telecom providers, major IT product vendors and in-house government experts who will share their insight, best practices and lessons learned in the implementation of IPv6.

The event would be a great opportunity to learn:

  • Why we should be moving to IPv6 now
  • What is the level of maturity of IPv6 across the Internet
  • How best to implement IPv6 successfully in our organization.

‘After You, M’Deer’

A deer and an NIH staffer surprised each other on the staircase rising from the Bldg. 21 “pit” to Bldg. 1 recently. The deer, accustomed to eating acorns on the lawn of Bldg. 1, and an NIH commuter found themselves with a decision to make about who got to the stairs first and thus had right of way. The situation resolved amicably.

A deer and an NIH staffer surprised each other on the staircase rising from the Bldg. 21 “pit” to Bldg. 1 recently. The deer, accustomed to eating acorns on the lawn of Bldg. 1, and an NIH commuter found themselves with a decision to make about who got to the stairs first and thus had right of way. The situation resolved amicably.

Photo: Lydia Polimeni

‘Foil the Flu’ with Free Shot

The Office of Research Services’ annual flu vaccination program is now under way in Bldg. 10. For details, visit www.foiltheflu.nih.gov. Vaccinations are given both on campus and off.

The Office of Research Services’ annual flu vaccination program is now under way in Bldg. 10. For details, visit www.foiltheflu.nih.gov. Vaccinations are given both on campus and off.

Photo: Rich McManus

 


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