Photo Contest Focuses on Workplace Safety
The In Focus! Safe Workplaces for All contest, now in its fourth year, recently announced the top three finishers. The Division of Occupational Health and Safety, ORS, challenged anyone with a passion for photography to capture an image of workplace safety and health and share it with the NIH community.
The top two photos were submitted by Diane Poole and Dr. Amanda Vandeveer.
Poole recently retired from the National Cancer Institute’s Laboratory of Tumor Immunology and Biology, where she had worked for 37 years. She was a biological laboratory technician and worked with cancer vaccines used in clinical trials.
She was recently featured as artist of the month in a shop at Glen Echo and is excited about the new possibilities offered by retirement. She enjoys playing soccer, yoga, running and intends to learn to play golf. She also looks forward to having the time to enjoy her daughter and 4 grandchildren.
Vandeveer is in her third year as a CRTA postdoctoral fellow in the same lab as Poole and is featured in both photographs.
Taking third place was Dr. Dale Lewis, a staff scientist at NCI who is interested in understanding the molecular mechanisms of transcriptional regulatory systems.
He has had award-winning photographs every year since the workplace safety photo contest began in 2011. Lewis recently joined the NIH Camera Club, where he continues to pursue his interest in photography.—Nancy McLean-Cooper
Clockwise, from l:
The first-place winner was “Biospecimen Inventory.”
Taking second place was “Hardhat Safety.”
The third-place finisher was “NIH Firefighter.”
The prize winners are (from l) Dr. Amanda Vandeveer, Dr. Dale Lewis and Diane Poole, who recently retired from NCI. The workplace safety photo contest began in 2011.