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Vol. LXVI, No. 24
November 21, 2014
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Briefs

Grenny Kicks Off Seminar Series, Dec. 4

The Deputy Director for Management (DDM) Seminar Series is set to offer another round of leadership and management presentations, beginning in December.

The ninth annual series will host speakers known for delivering meaningful insights into workplace concepts, challenges and solutions. The seminars will provide NIH employees an opportunity to advance their knowledge of best practices in a variety of leadership and management issues.

The first seminar will feature Joseph Grenny, “Crucial Conversations and Accountability” on Dec. 4 from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in Masur Auditorium, Bldg. 10. The series continues into the new year with three more seminars: Bonnie St. John, “Normal is Overrated—Aim Higher” on Feb. 12; Sian Beilock, “Performing Under Pressure When it Counts” on Apr. 9; and Simon Sinek, “Inspiring Trust and Loyalty in Organizations” on June 4. These presentations will focus on the science of leadership, managing successfully during high-stress or high-pressure situations and effective communication.

Presentations will be available via NIH Videocasting at http://videocast.nih.gov/ for those who cannot attend or when Masur Auditorium reaches capacity.

Sign language interpreters will be provided. Individuals who need reasonable accommodation to attend should contact the NIH Training Center at (301) 496-6211 or the Federal Relay Service at 1-800-877-8339. For more information about the series and to view previous videocasts, visit www.ddmseries.od.nih.gov/.

Use or Donate Leave Reminder

Don’t forget to officially schedule your “Use or Donate” (formerly “Use or Lose”) annual leave no later than Saturday, Nov. 29. Questions about “Use or Donate” leave should be directed to your administrative officer.

Community College Day Set, Nov. 25

The NIH Office of Intramural Training & Education will host Community College Day 2014 on Tuesday, Nov. 25 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Natcher Conference Center. Community college students and faculty will visit the NIH campus to learn about careers and training opportunities in biomedical and health care fields. For registration and more information visit www.training.nih.gov.

Storytellers Sought

Calling all storytellers in our community—NIH wants you. NIH’s Office of Science, Outreach and Policy (OSOP) is partnering with national nonprofit StoryCorps to capture stories of the NIH community.

StoryCorps has recorded more than 50,000 conversations involving more than 90,000 individuals—oral histories that are archived at the American Folklife Center at the Library of Congress. On Dec. 8-10, StoryCorps will visit the NIH campus to record our stories. Participants sign up for a 1-hour slot; 40 minutes of the time will be dedicated to recording your conversation. People typically volunteer in pairs, since the recording is intended to be a conversation between two people who know each other well. Volunteers determine the topic of their discussion and often learn something new about each other in the conversation. Participants can be anyone in the community—two patients or participants in a clinical trial, a patient and doctor, two nurses, a researcher-mentor combination or a staff member and volunteer, for example.

“Our goal is to provide those connected with our community an opportunity to share their stories, which we hope to integrate into the NIH visitor experience,” explained Daozhong Jin of OSOP. “We plan to share these stories via the NIH web site, social media channels and direct outreach activities.”

The project is currently recruiting volunteers. If you or someone you know may be interested in having a story recorded and archived, visit www.nih.gov/about/storycorps/.

NCI’s Greenwald Honored for Outstanding Research

The Breast Cancer Research Foundation presented Dr. Peter Greenwald with the Jill Rose Award for distinguished scientific achievement on Oct. 9 at its annual symposium & awards luncheon. Greenwald was recognized for his lifelong contributions in cancer prevention research and policy, including his founding of the National Cancer Institute’s Division of Cancer Prevention and his role as associate director for cancer prevention at NCI’s Division of Cancer Prevention and Control. In addition to his many scientific contributions, Greenwald has served on the BCRF scientific advisory board since 2002. The award was created in 1996 in memory of Jill Rose, a friend of BCRF founder Evelyn H. Lauder and a member of the foundation’s advisory board. Dr. Peter Greenwald

Team USPHS Cares Completes AIDS Walk

For the 6th year, Team USPHS Cares participated Oct. 25 in the Walk to End HIV (formerly AIDS Walk Washington), a fundraising walk and 5K run benefitting Whitman-Walker Health. This was the 28th annual walk. Overall, the event raised more than $600,000, with more than 315 teams signed up. Team USPHS Cares, shown above at Freedom Plaza on Pennsylvania Ave. in downtown D.C., is coordinated annually by a group of 10 Commissioned Corps officers, including NIH’ers. “The AIDS Walk is an event that not only serves as a great opportunity to support a good cause, but also serves as a way to build stronger camaraderie among officers,” said one supporter. “There is so much to learn from one another as professionals, people and, last but not least, Commissioned Corps officers.”

For the 6th year, Team USPHS Cares participated Oct. 25 in the Walk to End HIV (formerly AIDS Walk Washington), a fundraising walk and 5K run benefitting Whitman-Walker Health. This was the 28th annual walk. Overall, the event raised more than $600,000, with more than 315 teams signed up. Team USPHS Cares, shown above at Freedom Plaza on Pennsylvania Ave. in downtown D.C., is coordinated annually by a group of 10 Commissioned Corps officers, including NIH’ers. “The AIDS Walk is an event that not only serves as a great opportunity to support a good cause, but also serves as a way to build stronger camaraderie among officers,” said one supporter. “There is so much to learn from one another as professionals, people and, last but not least, Commissioned Corps officers.”

Photo: Latonia Ford

 


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