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Vol. LXVII, No. 1
January 2, 2015
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Gingerbread Village Transforms CRC Atrium
Photos: Eric Bock

NIH’ers transformed the Clinical Research Center atrium into a colorful landscape of gingerbread houses in December with 47 entries for the 11th annual Gingerbread House Decorating Contest. Thousands of staff, patients and visitors voted on Facebook and in person.

Team Pacak, the staff from Dr. Karel Pacak’s section on medical neuroendocrinology at NICHD, won the Facebook vote and the 3 NE hematology, oncology transplant nursing unit won the in-person vote. More than 4,100 people voted online and 2,400 people voted in person.

The first competition, held in 2004, was open only to the CC nursing department. Eligibility was later extended to all NIH units and departments.

Onlookers admire the gingerbread houses on display in the Clinical Research Center’s north atrium. Some 6,000 people voted for their favorite gingerbread houses, including one created by NHGRI’s Social and Behavioral Research Branch. The Foundation for NIH donated the kits used to build the gingerbread houses.

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Onlookers admire the gingerbread houses on display in the Clinical Research Center’s north atrium.

Some 6,000 people voted for their favorite gingerbread houses, including one created by NHGRI’s Social and Behavioral Research Branch. The Foundation for NIH donated the kits used to build the gingerbread houses.

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The NLM Library Operations’ gingerbread house was one of 47 contest entries.

The NLM Library Operations’ gingerbread house was one of 47 contest entries.
Winning the popular vote in the CC contest was Frozen

Edible Real Estate Market Expands Beyond CC. Sandy Koeneman (l) and Ann Brewer of the Executive Secretariat in Bldg. 1 admire their gingerbread house replica of Bldg. 1. Koeneman and Brewer worked with Leslie Twyman and Lynne Williams to build the model. This year, Exec Sec held its own gingerbread competition among its staff. The Bldg. 1 replica won the contest.

Left: Winning the popular vote in the CC contest was Frozen.

Above: Edible Real Estate Market Expands Beyond CC. Sandy Koeneman (l) and Ann Brewer of the Executive Secretariat in Bldg. 1 admire their gingerbread house replica of Bldg. 1. Koeneman and Brewer worked with Leslie Twyman and Lynne Williams to build the model. This year, Exec Sec held its own gingerbread competition among its staff. The Bldg. 1 replica won the contest.


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