the NIH Health Disparities Center
I think that
one general area of study for the new Health
Disparities Center should be the interactions between genetics
and environment. For example, are African-Americans, Hispanic-Americans,
Native Americans, Asian-Americans, and European-Americans on the
same high-fat diet equally likely to become obese? If not, are there
predictive differences in genes affecting things such as steroid
Phases of Life" seminars, presented by the Work and Family
Life Center (WFLC) and the
Employee Assistance Program, include:
Thursday, March 29,
2:004:00, 31/6C10. "Estate Planning."
4, 12:001:30, 31/6C6. "Setting Limits and Delegating."
Tuesday, April 10,
12:002:00, 31/6C6. Taking Charge of Your Career.
Thursday, April 19,
12:001:30, 31/6C6. "Walking the Gauntlet: Coping
Tuesday, April 24,
12:001:30, 1/151 (note this change from the original location
of 31/6C6). "Transitions, Part 2. Keeping the FaithMidlife
Transition Issues and Beyond."
Wednesday, May 2,
12:001:30, 31/6C6. "Paying for Care for Older Relatives.
Part I: Original Medicare."
Thursday, May 3,
12:302:00, NSC Conference Room D, 6001 Executive Boulevard
(NOTE: this seminar will not be available via videocast). "The
Basics of Balancing Work and Family."
Tuesday, May 8, 12:001:30,
31/6C10. "Paying for Care for Older Relatives. Part II:
Wednesday, May 16,
12:002:00, 31/6C6. "Preparing KSA Statements for
a Federal Career."
Wednesday, May 23,
12:001:30, 1/Wilson Hall. "Stop Putting it Off!"
Wednesday, May 30,
11:301:30, 31/6C6. "Bringing Balance to Our Fragmented
All seminars are free.
Any changes will be posted at the WFLC website
and sent to individuals on the e-mail list. Call WFLC at 301-435-1619
to register, be placed on an e-mail list, or arrange videoconferencing
to your location. Most seminars may be watched at the NIH videocasting
website, either in real-time
or from the archive.
The videocassette may
also be rented from the WFLC resource collectionit will be
available about two weeks after the workshop.
Sign language interpretation
is provided. For other reasonable accommodations, call the WFLC
48 hours before the seminar (301-435-1619, TTY/TDD: 301-480-0690).
case you hadnt noticed, the archives of the online Catalyst
are now just about complete: Except for the first years issues
(1993) and the first two of 1994, theyre all there at the
HHS Administration on Aging is
holding an "Older Americans Caregiver Fair" Tuesday,
May 1, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Humphrey Building
Great Hall (200 Independence Avenue, S.W.) in Washington. Find out
about home-delivered meals, transportation, Medicare/Medicaid, daycare
and respite care, long-distance care-giving, and more. For more
fair information, contact:
Irma Tetzloff at 202-619-3268; or Tom
Northam at 202-401-9647; or e-mail.
NIMH Integrative Neural Immune Program is hosting a conference at
the Masur Auditorium in Building 10 on the "Science of Mind-Body
Interactions: An Exploration of Integrative Mechanisms," March
2628 (9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. the first two days; 9:00
a.m. to 12:20 p.m. the last day).
are NINDS, the OIR, and the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation.
Eleven other NIH components are co-sponsors.
agenda, speakers, objectives, and other information are available
at the conference website.
There is no
fee for NIH campus scientists, but advance registration is requiredeither
by fax: 312-641-8555 or by e-mail
Fellows Committee, Office
of Research on Womens Health, and Office
of Education are sponsoring a series of seminars on "Scientific
Careers in the New Millennium." They are held at Lipsett Amphitheater
in Building 10 from 9:30 a.m. to noon.
The next two in line
"Writing," Thursday, March 29
With Nancy Touchette (freelance) and Crispin Taylor (Science
"Policy," Thursday, April 12
Grady (deputy director, NIH Bioethics Department) and Deborah
A reception in the Visitors
Center follows each event.
Reservations are not
required, but seating is limited. For more information, contact
inaugural meeting of the newly established Pharmacogenetics
Research Network and Knowledge Base will be held April 25,
2001, in the Lister Hill Auditorium.
by NIGMS and several other
NIH components, the meeting will feature research presentations
as well as panel discussions on both ethical issues and industry
relations. There is no charge to attend.
For a printable
meeting flyer and a list of speakers, topics, and registrants, visit
the NIGMS Pharmacogenetics Research Network homepage,
where online registration is available and encouraged. For further
details, contact the meeting organizer, Rochelle Long, at 301-594-1826,
NASA Astrobiology Institute (NAI)
and the National Institutes of Health are holding a day-long joint
symposium April 2, 9:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., at the Clinical
Centers Masur Auditorium. The purpose of the symposium is
to initiate an NAI-NIH dialogue at the scientist-to-scientist level
that is expected to lead to new collaborative research on cosmic
aspects of life (see The NIH Catalyst, MayJune 2000,
and the Search for Origins").
symposium will focus on
Oxidative damage and biological forms of iron
interactions are certain touch on such areas as remote sensing to
the role of water in life.
information and a complete agenda and to register online (not mandatory
but requested), visit the website.
Center for Scientific Review (CSR)
is establishing the Review
Internship Program to provide scientists with training and
experience in some aspects of scientific research administration.
This program is initially limited to NIH intramural scientists
interested in gaining first-hand experience with the peer review
process; it may be extended in the future to other scientists.
Applications are now being accepted for positions that will start
August 1, 2001; the application deadline is April 20. Program
coordinators are Rona
Hirschberg and Anita
on the new Review Internship Program will be held April 2 from
1:003:30 pm in Building 31, Room 6C-7. General inquiries
can be directed to Mary
Elizabeth Mason at 301-435-1114.
users may call Lori
Stoller-Cruz, CSR, at (301) 301 594-7891 .
information about the program, application forms, and other requirements
can be found on the CSR intranet website.
formats are available on request.
are invited to submit an abstract of their current research to the
eighth annual FARE (Fellows
Award for Research Excellence) competition. FARE recognizes outstanding
intramural scientific research and is open to postdoctoral IRTAs,
visiting fellows, and other fellows with less than five years total
postdoctoral experience in the NIH IRP. Pre-IRTAs performing their
dissertation research at NIH are also eligible to compete. Visiting
fellows and scientists must not have been tenured at their home
institute. Questions about eligibility should be addressed to your
institutes scientific director.
are evaluated anonymously on scientific merit, originality, experimental
design, and overall quality and presentation. Twenty-five percent
of the fellows who apply will win an award. Winners will be announced
by September 2001 and receive a $1,000 travel award to use for attending
and presenting their work at a scientific meeting between October
1, 2001, and September 30, 2002. Fellows are asked to submit their
application, including abstract, electronically from May 1 to
May 31, 2001 (5:00 p.m., EST), via the NIH Fellows Committee
cannot access the electronic application in their laboratory can
find additional computers in Bldg. 10 at the NIH Library, the CC
Information Technology Center (Room 1C282), and the CyberCafe/Graduate
Student Lounge; and in Bldg. 31 at the User Resource Center (Room