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Vol. LXVII, No. 1
January 2, 2015
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Briefs

Dr. Lucy Ozarin

NIH Salutes Alumna Ozarinís Centennial

Dr. Lucy Ozarin (l), a former NIH employee and longtime volunteer at NIH, was recently saluted on the occasion of her 100th birthday. John Burklow, NIH associate director for communications and public liaison, presented her with a plaque at a recent meeting of the community liaison council, on which Ozarin has served since its inception in 1995. Ozarin has also been a volunteer at the National Library of Medicine since she turned 90. She was the first female psychiatrist in the U.S. Navy and later worked at NIMH from 1957 until her retirement in 1981. For more about her remarkable life, visit http://infocus.nlm.nih.gov/2012/08/dr-lucy-ozarin-nlm-volunteer-e.html.

‘Apple Pay’ Available to Credit Union Members

The NIH Federal Credit Union now offers its members access to Apple Pay, a new category of service that will transform mobile payments with an easy, secure and private way to pay.

“We are thrilled to be a credit union leader in the launch of Apple Pay and one of the first to make it available to its members,” said Tom Poe, vice president of remote services at NIHFCU. “Apple Pay offers a convenient and secure new way to pay using an NIHFCU debit and credit card—with just a touch of your finger. We look forward to providing more innovative mobile payment services.”

When you add a credit or debit card with Apple Pay, the actual card numbers are not stored on the device nor on Apple servers. Instead, a unique device account number is assigned, encrypted and securely stored in your device. Each transaction is authorized with a one-time unique dynamic security code, instead of using the security code from the back of your card.

Steve Levin, NIHFCU’s vice president of marketing, said, “The NIHFCU is excited to be integrating with Apple Pay and providing our busy members with the latest in payment convenience. With the credit union celebrating its 75th anniversary in January, the timing of this new innovation is perfect as we continue to enhance the value of NIHFCU membership.”

In participating stores, Apple Pay will work with iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus and Apple Watch, upon availability. Within apps, Apple Pay is compatible with iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus, iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3.
For more information on Apple Pay, visit www.nihfcu.org/ApplePay.

Gala Benefits Friends of Patients at the NIH

NIH director Dr. Francis Collins (above, third from l), Clinical Center director Dr. John Gallin and NIAID director Dr. Anthony Fauci. Also on hand were Friends board members Charles Butler (l) and Randy Schools (r)

Friends of Patients at the NIH—formerly known as Friends of the Clinical Center—recently celebrated its 30th anniversary of delivering emergency financial assistance to patients (and their family members) participating in research at NIH. Held at the Chevy Chase Acura showroom in downtown Bethesda, the gala attracted a host of officials including NIH director Dr. Francis Collins (above, third from l), Clinical Center director Dr. John Gallin and NIAID director Dr. Anthony Fauci. Also on hand were Friends board members Charles Butler (l) and Randy Schools (r), who is president of the R&W Association. They were joined by Heidi Grolig, CEO of Friends. Since 1984, Friends has provided thousands of Clinical Center patients and families with financial and temporary housing aid, quality of life assistance and logistical support so they can stay focused on recovery, healing and fulfilling their role in advancing knowledge, discoveries and breakthroughs. To learn more, visit FriendsatNIH.org.

Next Protocol Navigation Lecture, Jan. 5

The IRP Protocol Navigation Training Program Seminar Series continues with a lecture to be held Monday, Jan. 5 from 2 to 3 p.m. in Bldg. 50, Conf. Rm. 1227/1328. 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. Katherine W. Todman and Carol J. Squires, clinical research advocates with the NIMH human subjects protection unit, will present “Elements of an Informed Consent.” For more information contact Marcia Vital, (301) 451-9437, vitalm@mail.nih.gov.

‘Hornsaplenty’ Performs Holiday Music at CRC

The National Symphony Orchestra’s “Hornsaplenty” entertained employees, patients and visitors at the Clinical Research Center atrium on Dec. 9. The hour-long performance of holiday music included members of the U.S. Marine Band. Musician Amy Horn of the Marine Band led the audience in a sing-along. The Clinical Center and the Foundation for Advanced Education in the Sciences presented the event, part of the NSO Sound Health initiative, which brings orchestral music to area hospitals and medical centers.

The National Symphony Orchestra’s “Hornsaplenty” entertained employees, patients and visitors at the Clinical Research Center atrium on Dec. 9. The hour-long performance of holiday music included members of the U.S. Marine Band. Musician Amy Horn of the Marine Band led the audience in a sing-along. The Clinical Center and the Foundation for Advanced Education in the Sciences presented the event, part of the NSO Sound Health initiative, which brings orchestral music to area hospitals and medical centers.

Photo: Richard Barnes

Special Briefing on IOM Report, Jan. 12

NINR will host a briefing on the Institute of Medicine report Dying in America: Improving Quality and Honoring Individual Preferences Near the End of Life on Monday, Jan. 12 from 1 to 2:30 p.m. in Natcher Bldg., Rm. D.

The briefing will review the report’s recommendations, explore possible next steps and barriers to implementation and provide an opportunity for stakeholder groups to discuss the impact of the Dying in America report in regard to end-of-life and palliative care research. Due to limited seating, registration is required. For more information and to register, visit www.ninr.nih.gov/IOMbriefing.

He was accompanied by two dozen county officers astride Harleys.

Santa Cycles ‘Inn’

Santa traded his sleigh for a Montgomery County police department motorcycle Dec. 17, when he visited the Children’s Inn at NIH with toys and donations for families staying at the inn during the holiday season. He was accompanied by two dozen county officers astride Harleys.

Photos: Alexandra Berg

Santa traded his sleigh for a Montgomery County police department motorcycle Dec. 17, when he visited the Children’s Inn at NIH with toys and donations for families staying at the inn during the holiday season.
County police bring gifts to guests at Children’s Inn.
More than 100 children and parents from the Children’s Inn at NIH enjoyed a performance of The Nutcracker on Dec. 9 at the American Dance Institute in Rockville. The evening performance was sponsored by the NIH R&W Association and the inn. Clinical Center patient Luisa Scotto (c) was among the youngsters who were surrounded by ballet dancers at the event. Guests, including members of the NIH international wives group, were also treated to dinner prepared by Mamma Lucia’s. The dinner was sponsored by the XA Project, which brings the arts to patients.

Inn Guests Enjoy ‘Nutcracker’ Performance

More than 100 children and parents from the Children’s Inn at NIH enjoyed a performance of The Nutcracker on Dec. 9 at the American Dance Institute in Rockville. The evening performance was sponsored by the NIH R&W Association and the inn. Clinical Center patient Luisa Scotto (c) was among the youngsters who were surrounded by ballet dancers at the event. Guests, including members of the NIH international wives group, were also treated to dinner prepared by Mamma Lucia’s. The dinner was sponsored by the XA Project, which brings the arts to patients.

 


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