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'Faces & Phases of Life' Seminars

The NIH Work and Family Life Center and the NIH Employee Assistance Program present the following free seminars. Teleconferencing is available to most locations on request. Contact the WFLC, 435-1619 or TTY/TDD 480-0690, to preregister to attend or to arrange teleconferencing for your IC. Videotapes of the seminars can be checked out from the WFLC Work/Life Resource Library. Sign language interpretation is available. For reasonable accommodation, call at least 48 hours prior to the seminar. More information is available on WFLC web site at http://wflc.od.nih.gov.

Transition Management: Coping With Workplace Change
Apr. 4, noon-1 p.m., 31/6C6

Parenting Styles That Work With Teens
Apr. 11, noon-1:30 p.m., 31/6C6

Understanding Alzheimer's Disease
Apr. 18, noon-1:30 p.m., 31/6C6

Montgomery College
Apr. 19, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., 31/6C10
Note: Call Sally Murray to preregister at 496-6211.

Preparing Federal Application Materials
Apr. 25, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., 31/6C6

Does Alcohol Use Affect You?

The NIH Employee Assistance Program will present a 3-part series on alcohol use, abuse and related problems called "Happy Hour, from Cheers to Tears." It will be held on Wednesdays Apr. 19, 26 and May 3 from noon to 1 p.m. in the Little Theatre, Bldg. 10. The kick-off session will be an overall discussion of the nature of alcohol misuse in general, from workplace to home-base. Subsequent sessions will assist in guiding the participant toward recognition of the problem in self, loved ones, friends or coworkers and in identifying sources of help to address the problem. For more details call the Employee Assistance Program at 496-3164, or visit its web site at http://www.nih.gov/od/ors/ds/page2/oms/eap.htm.

NIH'ers Support Their Own Charities

charity George Williams (l), director of the Design, Construction and Alteration Branch, ORS, donates $750 from the Year of Sports Giveaway Program. Jay Hull was the winner of tickets to all area sports programs, and Randy Schools (r), R&W president, accepted the check on behalf of the NIH-affiliated charities (including Friends of the Clinical Center, Special Love, Inc./Camp Fantastic and the Children's Inn).

charity2 Members of the NIH Community Orchestra donate proceeds from their yearly concerts to NIH charities. Shown are orchestra representatives (from l) Jerry Danoff of the Clinical Center; Harold Seifried of NCI; Schools of R&W; Gary Daum, conductor of the orchestra; and Steve Soroka of CIT. The orchestra is comprised of NIH employees and their friends.

NIH'ers Address Personnel Conference

The International Personnel Management Association of Montgomery County will hold its annual spring training and development conference at the Bethesda Hyatt on Tuesday, Apr. 11. The theme is the "Art of Human Resource Management." The keynote address will be given by Dr. Ruth Kirschstein, acting NIH director; special guest lunch speaker will be Stephen Benowitz, director, NIH Office of Human Resources. For more information or to register for the conference, see the web site at http://137.187.156.2/ipma/ipma2k.html or call Joan Patton at 402-2825.

Travel, Weekend Getaway Expo

The NIH R&W is sponsoring a Travel and Weekend Getaway Exposition on Tuesday, Apr. 4 between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. in Bldg. 10's Visitor Information Center. Door prizes will be available from many participating companies, including weekend getaways, mini-vacation tickets to special events, amusement park passes and more. Grand prize is a 4-day, 3-night Bahamas cruise. Representatives from hotels, resorts and area attractions will be on hand. Admission is free.

Take Your Child to Work Day, Apr. 27

NIH is sponsoring an educational opportunity for children during Take Your Child to Work Day on Thursday, Apr. 27. The purpose is to introduce children to the vital public services their parents provide and to encourage children to consider careers in medical research and the many supporting career fields. With approval of supervisors, employees may bring their children, ages 8 to 15, to participate in events from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The day will include hands-on labs, workshops and demonstrations on fire prevention and public safety. Check the web site at http://www.cc.nih.gov/ccc/work/2000.html for a list of events.

Due to the popularity of the program and space limitations, preregistration is required for some activities. Information on registration will be available at the web site. Parents are expected to accompany their children to all activities. Reasonable accommodation should be requested by contacting Gary Morin, 496-4628. For more information, call Brenda Robertson at 443-0913 or Joyce Starks at 402-6068.

Wednesday Afternoon Lectures

The Wednesday Afternoon Lecture series — held on its namesake day at 3 p.m. in Masur Auditorium, Bldg. 10 — features Dr. Steven R. Cummings, who will give the Robert S. Gordon, Jr., Lecture in Epidemiology on Apr. 12. Cummings is professor of medicine and epidemiology and biostatistics, assistant dean for clinical research, School of Medicine, and director, UCSF Coordinating Center, University of California, San Francisco. His topic is "New Technology and a Two-Edged Sword: How Bone Densitometry Has Revolutionized and Impeded the Understanding and Prevention of Osteoporotic Fractures."

On Apr. 19, Dr. Caroline H. Damsky, professor and vice chair, department of stomatology, School of Dentistry, professor, department of anatomy, School of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco, will discuss "A Fibronectin-FAK Signaling Axis: How Special Is It?"

For more information or for reasonable accommodation, call Hilda Madine, 594-5595.

Day of Prayer Set, May 4

A National Day of Prayer will be observed Thursday, May 4 by the Noontime Christian Fellowship, which will hold a prayer vigil on the lawn in front of Bldg. 1. Everyone desiring to pray for the nation and its leaders is encouraged to meet around the flagpole from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. Guest speaker will be Minister Kevin Williams of Love & Faith World Outreach Church, Fort Washington, Md.

Substitution in FAES Chamber Series

The Apr. 9 performer in the FAES Chamber Music Series will not be Richard Goode, as had been advertised. Substituting will be Bradley Brookshire, harpsichord. The concert will still be in Masur Auditorium, Bldg. 10 at 4 p.m.

Celebrate Earth Day, Clean Your Files

NIH will mark Earth Day (Apr. 22) by hosting a Clean Your Files Week, Apr. 17-21. Use the week to recycle as much office white paper as you can, and to get rid of clutter.

NLM Meets OLDMEDLINE Contractors

Michael Scott Officials of Lakota Technologies, Inc. of Eagle Butte, S.D., recently met with NLM director Dr. Donald Lindberg and Sheldon Kotzin, chief of the library's Bibligraphic Services Division, to discuss progress made on their contract with NLM to perform data entry tasks associated with the creation of OLDMEDLINE. OLDMEDLINE is a database containing citations to articles in biomedical journals published between 1960 and 1965. Lakota Technologies is a commercial operation of the Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe, whose reservation is located on 2.8 million acres (an area the size of Connecticut) in north central South Dakota. Shown above are (from l) Leroy LaPlant, Jr., administrative officer, Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe; Lindberg; J.D. Williams, executive officer, Lakota Technologies, Inc.; and Gregg J. Bourland, chairman, Cheyenne River Sioux Tribe.


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