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Vol. LXVII, No. 9
April 24, 2015

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Public Service Recognition Week, May 3-9

Public Service Recognition Week honors those who serve our nation as federal, state and local government employees. Events are being held May 3-9 with the theme “Government Works.” Here is how NIH employees can participate:

  • Take a photo of yourself with the completed “I Heart Public Service” template at Be sure to take high-resolution photos.

  • Upload your photo to Facebook, Twitter and/or Instagram using the following hashtags: #Proud2ServeUSA, #PSRW and #NIH. The #NIH hashtag allows NIH to find our employees. This can be done during the week of May 3-9.

  • Or send your photo to Lillian Amaechi at Images will be posted on NIH social media outlets.

If you have questions or would like more information, contact Anait Freeman at Visit for a list of local observances.

Postbac Poster Day Scheduled, Apr. 30

Postbac Poster Day is scheduled for Thursday, Apr. 30 at Natcher Conference Center from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Dr. Audrey J. Murrell of the Joseph M. Katz Graduate School of Business at the University of Pittsburgh will present the keynote address at noon. Presentation of Postbac Distinguished Mentoring Award(s) follows. Poster session I is from 10 a.m. to noon; poster session II runs from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Poster Day provides an opportunity for postbacs to share research they have been conducting at NIH and at the same time develop their scientific communication and networking skills. Investigators, staff scientists and scientific administrators can make an important contribution to the event by visiting posters and engaging the authors in discussion. For details, visit

NIH Career Symposium Set, May 15

The NIH Office of Intramural Training & Education invites all NIH graduate students and postdoctoral trainees, both basic scientists and clinicians, to participate in the 8th NIH Career Symposium on Friday, May 15 at Natcher Conference Center from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. The symposium provides an opportunity for fellows and graduate students to learn about scientific career options and to explore factors that lead to career success. The all-day program includes a keynote speaker and more than 20 breakout sessions highlighting career opportunities available to biomedical scientists.

Panel sessions cover academic, government, industry and non-profit career paths. More than 80 speakers will provide insights into their careers—what their current job entails, its pluses and minuses and how they got there. For more information and registration visit

Children’s Inn Is Charity Partner for Marine Corps Marathon, 10K Race

The Children’s Inn at NIH is a charity partner this year for the Marine Corps Marathon and MCM 10K on Oct. 25. Participating in either race provides an opportunity to raise funds for the inn. Running for the inn is also an opportunity for runners who were not selected through the public lottery registration to be included in the race while giving the gift of hope to the hundreds of children and their families who visit NIH every year.

All Children’s Inn marathon and MCM 10K runners will receive: personalized fund-raising page and online tools to make fund-raising easy; training tips and support from the inn; Team TCI race jersey; invitations to group fitness classes to cross-train with the rest of the team; opportunity to win fund-raising prizes; invitation to visit the inn for a pre-race pasta dinner and to see first-hand the effect your fund-raising is having.

For details, contact Dorie Hightower, (301) 451-3075,

‘Healthy Moments’ Features Clayton, Rodgers

In observance of Women’s Health Month, ORWH director Dr. Janine Clayton and NIDDK director Dr. Griffin Rodgers recorded segments, to air in May, about women’s health for NIDDK’s Healthy Moments radio program

In observance of Women’s Health Month, ORWH director Dr. Janine Clayton and NIDDK director Dr. Griffin Rodgers recorded segments, to air in May, about women’s health for NIDDK’s Healthy Moments radio program. Healthy Moments is a series of weekly radio broadcasts that airs during the Tom Joyner Morning Show in Chicago, Baltimore, Houston, Raleigh-Durham and Washington, D.C. For more about the broadcasts, including archived episodes, go to

Photo: Ody S. Leonard

Next Protocol Navigation Lecture, May 4

The IRP Protocol Navigation Training Program Seminar Series continues with a lecture to be held Monday, May 4 from 2 to 3 p.m. in Bldg. 50, Conf. Rm. 1227/1328. Dr. Barry Goldspiel, deputy chief of the Clinical Center department of pharmacy, will present “The NIH Pharmacy: Your Partner in the Protocol Life Cycle.” For more information contact Marcia Vital, (301) 451-9437,

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