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May 6, 2016
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Davidson Gives Next ‘Mind the Gap’ Seminar, May 16

Dr. Karina W. Davidson

Dr. Karina W. Davidson, director of the Center for Behavioral Cardiovascular Health and vice-dean of organizational effectiveness at Columbia University Medical Center, will present on the topic “N of 1 and Novel Within-Subject Trial Methods” at the next Medicine: Mind the Gap seminar. It will be held Monday, May 16 from 11 a.m. to noon via NIH VideoCast, http://videocast.nih.gov/.

When a patient wants to achieve a health behavior change, a clinician can recommend the best intervention based on the evidence from randomized controlled trials (RCTs). However, due to the heterogeneity of response in the RCT, it is unknown if the intervention will be successful for the individual patient.

The most scientifically rigorous—and potentially efficient—method for determining optimal clinical care for a specific patient is a single-patient (N-of-1) RCT. Davidson’s research interests include N-of-1 trial designs for health behaviors and health services research to improve the education of future physicians and the care of hospital patients.

Davidson will accept questions before and during her presentation via email at prevention@mail.nih.gov and on Twitter with #NIHMtG. Register for the event at https://prevention.nih.gov/programs-events/medicine-mind-the-gap.

Pride Month Events, May 25-June 30

The Office of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion, along with the Sexual & Gender Minority Research Office and the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities, is sponsoring several events to celebrate Pride Month.

The theme for this year is “Telling Our Stories, Claiming Our Power, Standing in Our Truth.” Four events will take place on campus between May 25 and June 30. Information about each event is listed below.

  • May 25 (10-11:30 a.m.) Heeding the ManDate – Project Healthy Living, Porter Bldg., Rm. 640

  • June 8 (1-3 p.m.) Catalyzing Efforts to Collect Sexual and Gender Minority Health Research and Workforce Data, Natcher Bldg., Balcony A

  • June 14 (1-2:30 p.m.) Fostering an Inviting Workplace for Transgender & Gender Nonconforming Employees (training), Bldg. 31, C Wing Rm. 7

  • June 30 (10-11:30 a.m.) Health Care and Research for the Transgender Community, Bldg. 10, Masur Auditorium

For more information visit edi.nih.gov.

Gates Visits NIH for Global Health Meeting

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and NIH held their 3rd annual consultative workshop on Apr. 18 at the Porter Neuroscience Research Center. On hand for a discussion of such global health issues as Zika virus and HIV/AIDS were (above, from l) Bill Gates, NIH director Dr. Francis Collins and NIAID director Dr. Anthony Fauci.

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and NIH held their 3rd annual consultative workshop on Apr. 18 at the Porter Neuroscience Research Center. On hand for a discussion of such global health issues as Zika virus and HIV/AIDS were (above, from l) Bill Gates, NIH director Dr. Francis Collins and NIAID director Dr. Anthony Fauci. At right, Gates speaks during a break with NIDA director Dr. Nora Volkow.

PHOTOS: BILL BRANSON
Gates speaks during a break with NIDA director Dr. Nora Volkow.

 

Bike to Work Day, May 20

Bike to Work Day

Bike to Work Day will be held, rain or shine, on Friday, May 20. Registration is free and you can sign up for one of the NIH-affiliated pit stops. Events will be held at Bldg. 1 from 7 to 9:30 a.m.; Rock Springs Business Park from 6:30 to 8:30 a.m.; and Rockville-Fallsgrove (near NCI Shady Grove) from 6:30 to 9 a.m.

You must pre-register for the pit stop you plan to visit in order to receive a 2016 Bike to Work Day T-shirt (available while supplies last). At Bldg. 1, all NIH’ers who pedal up wearing a helmet may enjoy breakfast snacks and participate in a raffle. Register by Monday, May 16 at biketoworkmetrodc.org. Be sure to mark NIH as your employer.

Employee Viewpoint Survey Open

The 2016 Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey (FEVS) is now open through the week of June 13. This is your opportunity to provide input on a variety of topics, including: work experience, organization, leadership, diversity and inclusion.

NIH values your feedback and uses the survey results to make positive changes throughout the organization. The FEVS is one of the fundamental ways the NIH community learns how to improve as both a place to work and as an agency that sets standards of excellence in medical research.

Eligible NIH employees (full- and part-time permanent, non-seasonal employees, hired on or before Oct. 31, 2015) should have received an email invitation from the Office of Personnel Management containing a unique link to participate in the survey. The survey takes 20-25 minutes to complete and responses will be confidential.

For questions about the FEVS, contact the NIH Office of Human Resources at NIHFEVS@mail.nih.gov.

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