Goodman To Present NINR Lecture, Sept. 13
On Tuesday, Sept. 13, Ellen Goodman will present the 2016 NINR Science and the Public Lecture from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. in Lipsett Amphitheater, Bldg. 10. In her talk “The Most Important Conversation We’re Not Having,” she will describe the Conversation Project, a public health campaign and movement that works to change the way people talk about and prepare for their end-of-life care.
Goodman has spent most of her life chronicling social change and its impact on American life. She was one of the first women to write for the op-ed pages where she became, according to Media Watch, the most widely syndicated progressive columnist in the country. In 1980, she won the Pulitzer Prize for Distinguished Commentary. In 2012, Goodman founded the Conversation Project, which is dedicated to helping people talk about their wishes for end-of-life care. The project has the goal of changing our nation’s culture so that everyone’s wishes for end-of-life care are both expressed and respected.
The Science and the Public Lecture is the first in a series designed to highlight issues of relevance to the broader public. There will be a reception following the lecture, made possible by the Foundation for the National Institutes of Health. For more information and to register, visit www.ninr.nih.gov/directorslecture.
The 33rd NIH Institute Challenge Relay will be held on Thursday, Sept. 22 in front of Bldg. 1, beginning at 11:30 a.m. The NIH Recreation and Welfare Association, members of the original NIH Health’s Angels running club and the ORS Division of Amenities and Transportation Services invite you to this year’s event.
The relay consists of teams of five runners, each of whom runs a half-mile loop around Bldg. 1. All institutes, centers, divisions and contractors are invited to enter as many teams as they wish. Each team must have men and women runners with at least two runners of the same sex. The fastest 2016team will have their names engraved on the Allen Lewis NIH Memorial Trophy located at the Bldg. 31 Fitness Center.
This year, registration will be done online at https://www.fedesp.com/nih/events/the-nih-institute-relay-2016/ and the fee is $15 per team. Each group leader is asked to provide the name and contact information for one volunteer; there need to be 26 volunteers for each of two heats for the relay to commence. Be sure to visit food vendors and event exhibitors as well. To volunteer or for more information, call the R&W office at (301) 496-6061.
NIEHS epidemiologist Dr. Allen Wilcox is a finalist for one of the Samuel J. Heyman Service to America Medals, or Sammies. This is the second year that the Partnership for Public Service is adding a People’s Choice Award to the eight awards that will be chosen by the official selection committee.
Anyone with a Facebook account may vote once a day, between now and Sept. 9.
The organization’s web site featured a story on Wilcox’s achievements throughout his career as a groundbreaking researcher in the epidemiologic study of human reproduction.
You may support Wilcox by visiting the People’s Choice Award page (http://servicetoamericamedals.org/peoples-choice/) and voting once a day and by sharing the news with colleagues and friends.
Winners will be announced Sept. 20 at a gala celebration.