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Vol. LXVII, No. 17
August 14, 2015
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Training Courses Available from EDI

The Office of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) offers a number of courses that satisfy your EEO mandatory training requirements. In addition to its popular EEO Training for Managers and Supervisors and EEO Training for Employees, EDI is rolling out new training modules focused on the prevention of workplace harassment. One module is specifically tailored to the needs of managers and supervisors; the other is designed for employees. Another course is SafeZone Training, a 3-part training to promote awareness and education about the needs and concerns of people who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and/or intersex (LGBTI) or sexual and gender minority populations (SGM).

Courses augment employees’ knowledge and skill in the areas of EEO compliance, sexual harassment prevention, anti-discrimination, the prevention of workplace harassment and LGBTI/SGM inclusion. They also satisfy two mandatory training requirements (No FEAR Act and Prevention of Sexual Harassment) in one convenient session. In addition, participants have the opportunity to ask questions of knowledgeable equity, diversity and inclusion experts. Plus, managers and supervisors participating in EEO Compliance for Managers and Supervisors or Prevention of Workplace Harassment for Managers and Supervisors will receive 4 CLP credit hours.

To register for training, visit http://edi.nih.gov/training/upcoming-training. Note that classes with fewer than 15 registered participants will be cancelled 10 days prior to the class.

Anyone experiencing difficulty registering for the offerings should contact HR Systems Support at http://intrahr.od.nih.gov/helpdeskform.htm. Individuals who need reasonable accommodation to participate should contact Victoria Rucker, EDI training manager, at edi.training@nih.gov and/or the Federal Relay (1-800-877-8339). For additional questions, contact Rucker.

19th Annual Free Outdoor Film Festival

The 19th annual Comcast Film Festival will take place from Friday, Aug. 21 to Sunday, Aug. 23 at the MCPS Board of Education, 850 Hungerford Dr., Rockville. The format is drive-in, but you can also watch the free movies on the lawn; bring a blanket and low chairs. Films start at dusk.

There will be amusements and games, along with food and drinks available for purchase. There will also be a raffle and donations to help raise funds for the NIH Charities (Friends of Patients at the NIH, the Children’s Inn and Camp Fantastic/Special Love).

The featured films are:

Aug. 21 How to Train Your Dragon 2 – PG

Aug. 22 Interstellar – PG-13

Aug. 23 Guardians of the Galaxy – PG-13

Surgeon General Pays Call on NIH

Surgeon general vice admiral Dr. Vivek Murthy visited NIH for the first time on July 23, meeting NIH director Dr. Francis Collins and the institute and center directors and later speaking with members of the NIH Commissioned Corps in Wilson Hall.

Surgeon general vice admiral Dr. Vivek Murthy (above, r) visited NIH for the first time on July 23, meeting NIH director Dr. Francis Collins and the institute and center directors and later speaking with members of the NIH Commissioned Corps in Wilson Hall. Among those welcoming the 19th U.S. surgeon general were RADM Helena Mishoe (below, c) of NHLBI and LT Jennifer Young of the Clinical Center’s department of transfusion medicine.

Photos: Ernie Branson

RADM Helena Mishoe of NHLBI and LT Jennifer Young of the Clinical Center’s department of transfusion medicine.

Thai Princess Makes 3-Day Visit to NIH

Her Royal Highness Princess Professor Chulabhorn of Thailand returned to NIH July 20-22 to visit NCI facilities in Frederick, Ft. Detrick and Bldg. 31, where acting NCI director Dr. Douglas Lowy and other NCI officials offered overviews of cancer precision medicine, cancer genomics projects and population studies.

Her Royal Highness Princess Professor Chulabhorn of Thailand (at right, above) returned to NIH July 20-22 to visit NCI facilities in Frederick, Ft. Detrick and Bldg. 31, where acting NCI director Dr. Douglas Lowy and other NCI officials offered overviews of cancer precision medicine, cancer genomics projects and population studies. Chulabhorn, who holds a Ph.D. in chemistry and has long been interested in natural products as potential therapies, has visited NIH periodically since the late 1980s. She established the Chulabhorn Research Institute in 1987 in honor of the 60th birthday of her father, King Bhumibol.

Photos: Ernie Branson

Princess Professor Chulabhorn of Thailand

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