NIH Publications Win ‘Blue Pencil’ Awards
Two NIH publications recently won first-place honors in the annual Blue Pencil and Gold Screen Awards presented by the National Association of Government Communicators.
The NINDS publication Understanding Sleep won Most Improved Publication. “I was very pleased to see NINDS was recognized for our total redesign and rewrite of text [originally] presented on 8½ x 11-inch glossy paper to an extremely colorful, illustrated, reader-friendly fold-out booklet,” said Paul Girolami of the NINDS communications office.
“This is a terrific honor for the institute and for our newsletter team,” said Christine Bruske Flowers, director of NIEHS's Office of Communications and Public Liaison. “NIEHS supports a tremendously broad research portfolio, and our writers, editors, photographer and webpage designers do a fabulous job of presenting that research to the world each month in our newsletter.”
The NINDS brochure can be viewed at https://catalog.ninds.nih.gov/pubstatic//17-NS-3440-C/17-NS-3440-C.pdf.
Children's Inn Holds Outdoor Carnival
The Children's Inn at NIH recently held an old-fashioned outdoor carnival to bring joy to children and families staying at the inn. Board members, trustees and inn staff members and their families also were invited to join in the fun.
Everyone had a chance to win prizes, enjoy barbecue and Ben & Jerry's ice cream. A caricature artist and face-painting rounded out the fun.
The inn's Teen Ambassadors - high school students selected to participate in a volunteer program that emulates the activities of a board of directors - ran the carnival game stations and helped children with physical or other health challenges participate in the activities.
Volkow Participates in Politico Summit
On July 16, NIDA director Dr. Nora Volkow (fourth from l) participated in the second Politico Pro Summit, which brought together subscribers, experts and key decision-makers from the executive branch, federal agencies and Congress for a full day of in-depth conversations about various policies. Volkow was on a panel called “Seeking Light in the Opioid Tunnel,” moderated by Politico health care editor Joanne Kenen (r). Other panelists included Dr. Rahul Gupta (c), commissioner and state health officer in West Virginia; Dr. Jeanmarie Perrone (l), director of medical toxicology at the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine; and Dr. Anne Schuchat (second from l), principal deputy director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.