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June 30, 2017
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Workshops on Work/Life and Well-Being

OHR and ORS are offering a free supervisory workshop titled “Work/Life @ NIH: A Supervisor’s Guide to Enhancing Workforce Well-Being.”

It provides an overview of workforce well-being and how it can benefit your organization; highlights the policies and programs NIH offers to promote workforce well-being; and provides supervisors with strategies to manage the use of various workplace flexibilities.

The workshop is led by NIH’s own subject matter experts and has been approved for 2 Continuous Learning Points for supervisory refresher purposes.

Registration is available in the Learning Management System. You may register by searching for course ID #NIHWRD1003.

There are two remaining sessions for 2017: July 13 and Nov. 8. The July offering is currently full, but seats may become available via the waitlist. Can’t attend these sessions? Stay tuned for announcements about 2018 offerings.

Questions? Email Courtney Bell, ORS (bellcd@mail.nih.gov) or Kelly Peralta, OHR (peraltakl@nih.gov) for more information.

Administration, HHS Officials Take NIH Tour

Reed Cordish (top, second from r), assistant to the President for intragovernmental and technology initiatives, and Mary Sumpter Lapinski, counselor to HHS Secretary Tom Price, visited NIH on May 31 for a brief tour. They met with NIH director Dr. Francis Collins (top, second from l), Clinical Center CEO Dr. James Gilman
NCI Surgery Branch chief Dr. Steven Rosenberg
 

Reed Cordish (top, second from r), assistant to the President for intragovernmental and technology initiatives, and Mary Sumpter Lapinski, counselor to HHS Secretary Tom Price, visited NIH on May 31 for a brief tour. They met with NIH director Dr. Francis Collins (top, second from l), Clinical Center CEO Dr. James Gilman (l) and NCI Surgery Branch chief Dr. Steven Rosenberg (below, l).

In tours of his office and lab, Rosenberg discussed research on immunotherapy, walking the group through computer scans and other tumor images before and after treatment.

He also introduced the officials to a 66-year-old patient with relapsed diffuse large B-cell lymphoma who’d had three lines of therapy prior to treatment at NCI. At NIH, he received low-dose chemotherapy followed by anti-CD19 CAR cells in September 2015 and was declared a complete responder 2 months after infusion. His scans remain clear now, 18 months after infusion, with no evidence of recurrent lymphoma.

PHOTOS: LISA HELFERT

10th Graduate & Professional School Fair Set, July 18

The 2017 NIH Graduate & Professional School Fair will be held on Tuesday, July 18 from 8:45 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Natcher Conference Center.

The event provides an opportunity for NIH summer interns (especially those in college) and postbacs, as well as other college students in the D.C. area, to prepare for the next step in their careers by exploring educational programs leading to the Ph.D., M.D., D.D.S., M.D./Ph.D., and other graduate and professional degrees.

More than 195 outstanding colleges and universities from across the U.S. will be sending representatives of their graduate schools, medical and dental schools, schools of public health and other biomedically relevant programs to the fair to recruit NIH trainees.

The day will also include workshops on getting to graduate and professional school, M.D./Ph.D. programs, interviewing, careers in public health, computational biology/bioinformatics, psychology and dentistry. Exhibits will be open from 9:45 a.m. to 2:15 p.m.

Find a list of institutions planning to attend and registration information at https://www.training.nih.gov/gp_fair.


All Along the Water Towers

The two new water towers on campus are moving toward completion and will soon be familiar features of the local skyline. In the photo above, the top of the Industrial Water Storage System can be seen at left, already dressed in its masonry façade.
The two new water towers on campus are moving toward completion and will soon be familiar features of the local skyline. In the photo above, the top of the Industrial Water Storage System can be seen at left, already dressed in its masonry façade. Awaiting similar treatment in the foreground of that photo is the Thermal Energy Storage System (also shown below), which has a bright yellow metal skin at the moment but will resemble its smaller cousin once complete.

PHOTOS: RICH MCMANUS
Awaiting similar treatment in the foreground of that photo is the Thermal Energy Storage System, which has a bright yellow metal skin at the moment but will resemble its smaller cousin once complete.

Glass Mouse Cage Sought

glass mouse cage

Do you have a glass mouse cage like the ones in the photo above? If so, the DeWitt Stetten Jr. Museum of Medical Research would like to borrow it for an exhibit going into the Clinical Center on Michael Potter, NCI. The photo shows the mouse room of Dr. Lloyd Law’s NCI laboratory in the 1950s. If you have a glass mouse jar like these, contact Michele Lyons, curator, at (301) 496-7695 or lyonsm@od.nih.gov.

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