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Vol. LXII, No. 14
July 9, 2010
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Briefs

Help Feed Hungry Families

NIH’ers are asked to contribute to the 2010 Feds Feed Families summer food drive. Many families in our community are going hungry and local food banks are in need of non-perishable food items and toiletries. The federal government-wide goal for 2010 is to collect 1.2 million pounds of donated items.

A list of needed items is displayed on the promotional poster next to the collection bins. All employees are encouraged to bring in canned goods, hygiene products and other non-perishable nutritional items. Below is a listing of the food drive locations.

On campus locations include cafeterias in Bldgs. 1, 10, 31, 38 and 45; Bldg. 31 parking office (B3 level) and Bldg. 50 lobby.

Off campus bins are at 301 N Stonestreet Ave. lobby, 6001 Executive Blvd. cafeteria, 6100 Executive Blvd. lobby, 6120 Executive Blvd. lobby, 6700B Rockledge lobby, 10401 Fernwood lobby, Bayview lobby, Gateway Bldg. 2nd floor, 701 Democracy lobby and 2115 East Jefferson.

The collection boxes will be picked up by the Capital Area Food Bank on July 30 and Aug. 31. For more information, visit www.fedsfeedfamilies.gov.

‘Focus on You’ Wellness Lectures Continue

The “Focus on You” Wellness Lecture Series continues at Rockledge II, Conf. Rm. 9112 on Thursday, July 15 from 1 to 1:45 p.m. when physical therapist Robert Gillanders will discuss more exercises for employees who spend a lot of time at their desks. Wellness lectures will move to various locations each month including on- and off-campus sites. Sign language interpreters will be provided. Individuals who need reasonable accommodation to participate should contact Chris Gaines, Division of Amenities and Transportation Services, at (301) 451-3631 and/or the Federal Relay (1-800-877-8339). For more information visit http://dats.ors.od.nih.gov/wellness/ lecture.htm.

APAO Marks Heritage Month with Ethnic Food Fair
Folks line up for Filipino food from a local restaurant.   The Ethnic Food Fair organized by the NIH Asian and Pacific Islander American Organization on May 26 as part of the Asian & Pacific Islander American Heritage Month observance was the 38th APAO food festival held on the Bldg. 31A patio. Several local restaurants offered Chinese, Indian, Korean and Filipino dishes. Ten percent of the proceeds from food and jewelry sales will be donated to the Children’s Inn at NIH. This year, representatives from other groups such as the Asian Pacific American officers committee, Philippine Nurses Association, Asian American Health Initiative, Rockville Go (chess) Club and NIDCD’s A Noisy Planet education campaign also staffed tables and shared information. In addition, the NIH Bone Marrow Donor Registry had four people sign up as donors. A Filipino dance performance (with costumes and live music) and a line dance were further highlights. Some participants were eager to try the traditional bamboo dance.

Folks line up for Filipino food from a local restaurant.

Members of the Philippine Nurses Association (from l) Lt. Leorey Saligan of the Asian Pacific American officer committee and Desiree Ferraris-Araneta and Elenita Rivera of the Clinical Center enjoy a lunchtime event celebrating Asian heritage.
Members of the Philippine Nurses Association (from l) Lt. Leorey Saligan of the Asian Pacific American officer committee and Desiree Ferraris-Araneta and Elenita Rivera of the Clinical Center enjoy a lunchtime event celebrating Asian heritage.

NIH Sailing Association Open House

The NIH Sailing Association will hold an open house on Sunday, Aug. 1 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Selby Bay Sailing Center in Mayo, Md. Explore your interest in learning to sail and discover opportunities for sailing with NIHSA. There will be demonstration sails for adults in the club’s 19-ft. Flying Scot sailboats. Fall sailing classes begin Aug. 26; this is a good chance to preview the boats and meet the members. At the open house you can: join NIHSA, sign up for the 6-week Adult Sailing Class, find out about club sailboat racing and check out the social schedule of NIHSA. Directions can be found at www.recgov.org/sail. The open house includes food, drinks and beer for $10 per person. Look for posters and flyers around campus for more information.

NIH Director’s Awards Ceremony, July 15

All employees are invited to attend the 2010 NIH Director’s Awards Ceremony. It will be held Thursday, July 15 at 2 p.m. in Kirschstein Auditorium, Natcher Bldg. Awards will be presented in five categories: Director’s Awards (scientific/medical and administrative), Mentoring Awards, Common Fund Leadership Awards, Commissioned Corps Awards and EEO Awards. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. A reception will be held after the ceremony in the Natcher dining room.
Sign language interpreters will be provided. Individuals who need reasonable accommodation to participate should contact Vickie Southers at (301) 435-3657 or nihawards@od.nih.gov. To watch the live videocast, visit http://videocast.nih.gov/.

ORS’s Wilson Wins Kissel Award
Capt. Deborah Wilson (r), director of the Division of Occupational Health and Safety, Office of Research Services, accepts the Stanley J. Kissel, Jr. Health Services Officer of the Year Award from Surgeon General Regina Benjamin.

Capt. Deborah Wilson (r), director of the Division of Occupational Health and Safety, Office of Research Services, accepts the Stanley J. Kissel, Jr. Health Services Officer of the Year Award from Surgeon General Regina Benjamin. The annual award was instituted in 1990 to recognize a health services professional whose career accomplishments and work performance have resulted in outstanding contributions to the health of the nation and to the PHS mission. The award was established in memory of Kissel who, at the time of his death on active duty in 1989, served as chief of the social work department at the Clinical Center.

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