|A submission by OD ’s Alisa Khomyanina
NIH Artists on View at Clinical Center
Be sure to check out the artistic talent of the NIH community at the 2009 NIH Juried Art Show on display until July 3 in Library Hall (outside of the NIH Library) in Bldg. 10. A record 580 artworks were submitted, and the show features 43 artists. The art ranges from paintings, drawings and photography to pottery, glass and weavings.
“Works were entered from every corner of the NIH community, from postbacs to PIs, from science writers to IT specialists, from Frederick to Executive Boulevard and from nearly all of the institutes and centers,” said NHGRI scientist Dr. Tyrone Spady, who led the recent call for submissions. Besides Spady, jurists included NCI’s Sandy Young and Crystal Parmele and Lillian Fitzgerald, both of the CC gallery office.
Annual Camp Fantastic BBQ Is a Carnival
The annual Camp Fantastic BBQ celebration will be held on Tuesday, June 16 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on the Bldg. 31 patio. Themed “Life is a carnival!” the event will feature food from High Point Farm, live music from Street Life, a duel by the Knights of Medieval Times, carnival games and more. While enjoying your Open Pit BBQ, take time to get a caricature portrait and play games (ring toss, bean bag throw, etc.) for great prizes. BBQ tickets are $9, which includes choice of two sandwiches (pulled pork BBQ, pulled chicken BBQ or hot dog), coleslaw, potato chips, ice cream, popcorn and drink. There will also be a raffle to help support Special Love/Camp Fantastic. Tickets are two for $5, five for $10 and 12 for $20. Prizes include Washington
Wizards tickets, weekend getaway to Gettysburg, dinner for two at Outback, attraction tickets and more. Purchase tickets for food or raffle at any R&W store or at the BBQ.
Graduate & Professional School Fair, June 30
The Office of Intramural Training & Education
invites summer interns and postbacs to participate in the NIH Graduate & Professional School Fair on Tuesday, June 30 at the Natcher Conference Center and Lister Hill Auditorium from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
The fair will provide an opportunity for NIH summer interns (especially those in college) and postbacs 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 100 colleges and universities will be sending representatives of their graduate schools, medical and dental schools, schools of public health and other biomedically relevant programs to the fair in the hopes of recruiting
The day will also include workshops on creating an education plan and interviewing, plus panels on getting to graduate and professional school and careers in public health. A group of Medical Scientist Training Program directors will discuss M.D./Ph.D. programs. Exhibits will be open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Workshops will be clustered at the beginning of the day. A list of colleges and universities
planning to attend and registration information can be found at www.training.nih.gov.
NIH Sponsors National Safety Month Activities
The Division of Occupational Health and Safety, ORS, will be hosting several Safety Month activities,
both on and off campus, in June. DOHS provides a wide array of safety services to the NIH community including: the automated external defibrillator (AED) program, free CPR classes, pest management, food service sanitation, indoor air quality testing, ergonomics consultation, safety shoe program and laboratory, general safety and biosafety consultation.
DOHS personnel will be present, along with staff from the Division of Radiation Safety, Division of Environmental Protection and the Employee Assistance
Program, to answer questions and provide interactive learning activities pertaining to each day’s topic.
Safety Training - Thursday, June 4, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., Bldg. 10 B1 cafeteria
Spring Cleaning Safely - Monday, June 15, 10 a.m. - p.m., Bldg. 50 Rm. 1227
Personal Protective Equipment - Thursday, June 18, 10 a.m. - p.m., 5635 Fishers Ln. cafeteria
Ergonomics and Indoor Air Quality - Wednesday, June 24, 10 a.m. - p.m., Bldg. 31 cafeteria
For more information about DOHS, visit www.dohs.ors.od.nih.gov. Call (301) 496-2346 to contact your safety specialist regarding DOHS or Safety Month activities.
Attention Motorcyclists, Scooter Drivers
The 18th annual National Motorcycle & Scooter Ride to Work Day will be held on Monday, June 15. For more information about the observance, visit www.ridetowork.org/.
|Wednesday Afternoon Lectures
The Wednesday Afternoon Lecture Series—held on its namesake day at 3 p.m. in Masur Auditorium, Bldg. 10—features Dr. Leon Gordis, professor emeritus, Johns Hopkins School of Public Health, on June 3, speaking on “Epidemiology at the Interface of Science, Policy, and Politics: Are New Directions Needed for Epidemiology Training Today?” This lecture, the 2009 Robert S. Gordon, Jr. Lecture, is presented by a scientist who has contributed significantly to research in the field of epidemiology or clinical trials.
On June 10, Dr. Susan Lindquist, member of the Whitehead Institute and
professor of biology at MIT, will address, “HSF and the Balancing Act between Neurodegeneration and Cancer.” Lindquist is presenting this year’s Margaret Pittman Lecture, named for the first female to hold the position of laboratory chief at NIH.
For more information or for reasonable accommodation, call Sarah Freeman, (301) 594-6747.