Poster day spotlights student research experiences
By John Iler
|Student David Jones describes his research
to fellow summer intern-students Jennifer Hicks and Kavita
Poddar who also participated in the poster day event at
the Clinical Center.
This year, 1,100 undergraduate, graduate and medical students
came to NIH to take part in summer internships in various institutes.
The program culminated with the annual poster day where the
students displayed their research findings on a particular topic.
Fifty-seven of the presenting students who interned in Clinical
Center departments proudly displayed their particular topics
along with the 530 other presenting interns here on August 4.
Sponsored by the NIH Office of Intramural Training and Education,
poster day is a time for students in the six- to eight-week
summer intramural research programs to display their results
and explain them to peers, clinicians and guests.
“Poster day provides an opportunity for students who
have spent the summer working in NIH research laboratories with
mentors to share their accomplishments with the community,”
said Deborah F. Cohen, education programs specialist in the
intramural training and education office. The event, which began
in 1991, has grown from approximately 150 posters to more than
580. “In fact, poster day has become the highlight of
the summer for many students and their mentors,” Cohen
Sharanie Sims, a third-year pharmacy student at Howard University’s
School of Pharmacy, Washington, D.C., and an intern in the Pharmacy
Department, said working on her project made her realize she
is on the right career track. “It was very informative
and gave me a chance to get some real hands-on experience, especially
in pharmaceutical economics, which involves costs and savings,”
she said. “I never knew what it was until I came here,
so I made my presentation on it. I loved it!”
Nutrition Department intern Jennifer Hicks, a graduate student
in nutrition at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, worked
with Kavita Poddar, a graduate student at the Polytechnic Institute,
Blacksburg, Va., and fellow nutrition intern, on the topic of
“Nutritional Care Processes at the Clinical Center.”
"It is about how much nutrition intervention patients need
to supplement their treatments and their illnesses," said Hicks.
"It was a great experience working on this topic and it is one
with lots of possibilities," added Poddar. "I would like to
return some day and add to this research. This would be a wonderful
environment in which to work."
David O. Jones engaged in what he called his first clinical
experience. A second year medical student at Boston University,
Jones' poster dealt with various topics he had worked with in
the Clinical Center's radiology department. "Summed up, everything-and
I mean everything-has a direct impact on clinical care; from
the types of medicine and treatments that are administered to
the meals served and the overall cleanliness of the surroundings,"
he said. "Even how we treat people factors in. And that has
been at the heart of everything I've learned."
New employees find updated orientation program
| Anita Thomas and Jason Saysanlar, both
new to the Clinical Center, participate in a cultural
communication exercise as part of the CC's new orientation
Every two weeks, a group of 25 to 35 new faces come through
the doors of the Clinical Center. These new employees, volunteers
and contractors often wear expressions of anxious excitement
as they continually look from their NIH map to the building
signage and back to the map, perhaps stopping to ask a passing
stranger for directions. For their first day of work, the Clinical
Center training staff ensure that the newcomers’ first
impression of the NIH Clinical Center is positive.
Every new Clinical Center employee, volunteer and contractor
attends the Clinical Center new employee orientation. Designed
to provide individuals with a deeper understanding of the Clinical
Center’s values and mission, the program welcomes new
staff and outlines expectations for everyone working in the
CC. The program is offered by the CC Office of Organizational
Development and Planning and covers the organization’s
core competencies—safety and emergency procedures, customer
service, diversity awareness and communication, performance
improvement, confidentiality and work-place ethics—discussing
how those elements support the mission, vision and guiding principles
of the Clinical Center.
In August, the organizational development and planning staff
implemented a revised orientation program in response to NIH
centralization efforts and a desire to streamline training requirements
for organization-wide competencies. The two-day program offers
a new segment on cross-cultural communications—a key competency.
| New employees work together at the orientation.
On the day of orientation, new employees listen quietly as
Deborah Gardner, chief, organizational development and planning
says, “The ability to communicate across cultures is about
coming to terms with personal attitudes, beliefs and expectations
about others and gaining comfort with different-ness.”
She goes on to explain that with a diverse patient population
and workforce like that of NIH, people must learn to value differences
in order to effectively work and communicate with one another—an
essential part of functioning in a large organization.
After reviewing the competency, Garder asks participants to
take part in a diversity-communication exercise. The room is
immediately consumed by the noise of people talking as groups
form and new colleagues move together asking questions of each
other. Following the exercise, Gardner and the group reflect
on the results. The exercise raises key issues around communication
and requires participants to explore individual and organizational
dimensions of diversity.
“This new program helps people understand that partnering
has to start on day one,” Maureen McDonnell, coordinator
of the new CC employee orientation, says. “This place
is large and complex, so you have to start building those relationships.”
The orientation program itself models partnering by inviting
representatives from various departments to come speak with
the group, sharing their personal insight, and delivering content
on topics such as patient safety and confidentiality, emergency
procedures and universal precautions. “The program is
so much richer when you have all these people and departments
coming together,” Gardner says.
“The success of our new employees is the Clinical Center’s
success as well,” explains Gardner. “We want to
invest in all our employees from the very beginning.”
Advisory board guides intramural clinical
As recommended by the NIH director's blue ribbon panel on
the future of intramural clinical research, the former CC Board
of Governors has assumed a new and larger identity, becoming
the NIH Advisory Board for Clinical Research.
The board, which meets three times annually, provides guidance
to the NIH intramural clinical research program, including CC
resources, planning and operations. Members are appointed by
the NIH director. The next open meeting is Sept. 23, 10 a.m.-2
pm, in the Clinical Center's medical boardroom on the fourth
floor of the Hatfield building. Dr. Edward J. Benz and R. Edward
Howell co-chair the group. Dr. Benz is president of Dana Farber
Cancer Institute in Boston. Howell is vice president and chief
executive officer of the University of Virginia Medical Center
Members from outside NIH are:
Dr. Barry S. Coller, David Rockefeller Professor of Medicine,
head of the Laboratory of Blood and Vascular Biology, and vice
president for medical affairs at New York City's Rockefeller
University and University Hospital's physician in chief.
Robert M. Dickler, senior vice president, division of health
care affairs, Association of American Medical Colleges, Washington,
Dr. Ronald Evens, senior executive officer, Barnes Jewish
(BJC) Healthcare, St. Louis.
Brent L. Henry, vice president and general counsel, Partners
HealthCare System, Inc., Boston.
Dr. Talmadge E. King, Jr., professor and vice chairman, Department
of Medicine, San Francisco General Hospital.
Dr. Olufunmilayo (Funmi) Olopade, professor of medicine and
director of the Center for Clinical Cancer Genetics, University
Vivian E. Riefberg, director, McKinsey Company Washington,
Members from NIH are Dr. Lee J. Helman, chief, pediatric oncology
branch and deputy director, Center for Cancer Research, NCI;
Dr. Thomas Insel, director, NIMH; Dr. Peter E. Lipsky, director,
intramural research program, NIAMS; Dr. Henry McFarland, clinical
director, NINDS; Dr. Elizabeth G. Nabel, director, NHLBI; Dr.
Lynnette K. Nieman, senior investigator and deputy branch chief,
pediatric and reproductive endocrinology branch, NICHD; Dr.
Jennifer Puck, chief, genetics and molecular biology branch,
NHGRI; and Dr. Stephen Straus, director, NCCAM.
Ex officio members are Dr. John I. Gallin, CC director; Dr.
Michael M. Gottesman, NIH deputy director for intramural research;
and Dr. Richard Cannon, chairman of the Medical Executive Committee
and clinical director, NHLBI.
Maureen E. Gormley, CC chief operating officer, is the board's
executive secretary. Dr. Richard Wyatt, executive director,
NIH Office of Intramural Research, provides senior staff support.
Music series hits high note at Clinical Center
By Kathryn Boswell
| Ann Brewer plays classical music selections
in the CC atrium as part of the NIH Summer Concert Series
at the Oasis.
This summer, the Clinical Center added another feature to
its repertoire of art programs-one that benefits NIH employees
as well as the patients. The Summer Concert Series at the Oasis
was launched on June 30 with a performance by a jazz-gospel
a cappella group, which was followed by a wide variety of musical
acts each Thursday from noon to 1 p.m. in the Hatfield Center's
Employees, patients and visitors listened from their seats
or simply stopped for a few minutes as performance groups and
individuals sang, danced and played instruments.
When the Clinical Center art committee first envisioned a
seasonal concert series many years ago, they were limited by
the lack of open space in the Magnuson building. "In the old
building, there were pockets of public space," explains Larry
Eldridge, senior advisor to the CC chief operating officer and
art committee member. "With the atrium in the new Hatfield Center,
we saw a great opportunity to add even more life to the building-and
to use the atrium for programs beyond the normal business hours."
The idea soon became a reality with the help from the NIH
Office of Research Services, division of employee services and
Eurest dining services, both of which partnered with the art
program to bring the long-awaited concert series to NIH. The
concert series soon became a great collaborative effort, with
representation from several CC departments and offices, including
facility management, rehabilitation medicine and networks and
applications. The goal was not only to "create a relaxing, comfortable
atmosphere for the patients and caregivers," Crystal Parmele,
CC Office of Facility Management, explains, but also to give
local artists and NIH employees the opportunity to share their
talents with the NIH community.
The series included performances from the ViBE, violinist
Charles Tolbert, Premier, the NIH Orchestra Ensemble, pianist
Ann Brewer and a group of young Irish musicians from the Sligo
Hedge School led by Karen Ashbrook. Each group and individual
was welcomed to the Clinical Center with a great response. "The
whole program has been very well received," says OFM employee
Lillian Fitzgerald. "I received comments from several employees
who told me that they had their office doors open and the music
brightened their day," Eldridge adds.
For the performers, some of whom were also NIH employees,
the response was equally encouraging. Terence Hope, who sings
with the ViBE when he is not working at NIH as a conference
coordinator, says the experience was excellent. "For me it has
been a great thing to volunteer and help out, and to see how
uplifting the music was for the children that came and spoke
Ann Brewer, who works in the NIH director's office, played
classical piano selections on July 28. "The biggest reward [of
performing]," says Brewer, "was when I was walking down the
hill after my performance and someone was knocking on a window
from the CC. Once they got my attention, I looked up and saw
that it was a patient and family cheering me. That made it worth
the world to me."
The concert series is expected to resume in September. If
you or someone you know is interested in performing, contact
Crystal Parmele at (301) 496-2862.
Nurses in the Spotlight recognizes care providers
In July the Clinical Center's Nursing and Patient Care Services'
recruitment office implemented a new recognition program called
In the Spotlight. The purpose of the program is to inform the
CC nursing staff and the NIH nursing community about the professional
accomplishments and milestones nurses have achieved.
Dr. Migdalia V. Rivera Goba, CC senior nurse specialist for
health disparities and community outreach, presented at the
National Association of Hispanic Nurses conference in Orlando,
Fla. in July, where she also received the President's Award.
Her presentation was "Bridging Cultural Competence: A Nurse
Fellow's Perspective." Chad Koratich and Frances Sundt's abstract
on "Management of Psychiatric and Psychosocial Manifestations
in Treating Hepatitis C in the HIV/HCV Co-Infected Client" has
been accepted for presentation at the Association of Nurses
in AIDS Care conference, Nov. 20 in Orlando, Fla. The nurses
work in outpatient clinic 8.
Dr. Joachim Voss, NIH/NINDS, neuromuscular disease section
nurse, is the recipient of two United States Public Service
Nursing Professional Advisory Committee Awards for 2005: the
Faye G. Abdellah Publication Award for Nursing Research and
the Hasselmeyer Award for Research Initiatives. The awards were
presented on Aug. 12 at the United States Public Health Service
National Nursing Recognition Event.
Lt. Cmdr. Felicia Andrews has accepted the position of nurse
manager, 1 NW pediatric unit and day hospital. Andrews received
her BSN from Tuskegee University in Alabama and is currently
pursing a master's in public health nursing from Bowie State
University in Maryland
United States Public Health Service Commissioned Officers'
Promotions Promoted to 04: Lt. Stacy Barley (1NW); Lt. Leigh
Bernardino (OP11); Lt. Geri Hawks (3NE); Lt. Alexis Mosquera
(1SE); Lt. Doris Wurah (5SE) Promoted to 05: Lt. Cmdr. Suzanne
Fillippi (3NW); Lt. Cmdr. Beverly Smith (3SWS).
NIH Nurses' Retirements Gail Butterworth (1SW); Ruth Litzenberger
(5NW); Patricia Tartaglia (7SE); Dorett Sutherland (3SWN); Josette
Dorene Dalessandro retires after 35 years
After a 35-year federal career, Dorene Dalessandro retired
from the Clinical Center’s Office of Financial Resource
Management in July. During her 31 years at NIH, Dalessandro
has been a valued employee in various departments, including
laboratory medicine and the CC director’s office.
“I had not been thinking of retirement,” Dalessandro
says. “But I realized that it was time.” Even on
her last day of work, the numerous flowers from appreciative
colleagues and the steady stream of visitors stopping by to
give her hugs and best wishes only momentarily distracted her
from her work. Rather, Dalessandro continued to diligently complete
her final projects as program support specialist like any other
Dalessandro’s Clinical Center career began in 1978 in
the laboratory medicine department, then known as clinical pathology,
where she worked as a clerk-typist and later as a secretary.
Eleven years later, she accepted a position in the CC director’s
office as secretary to Larry Eldridge. In 1997, Dalessandro
migrated into a position as the secretary to the chief financial
officer. In 2002, she became a member of the financial office
where she has managed office logistics, facilities management,
timekeeping and inventory.
Throughout her years at the Clinical Center, Dalessandro formed
lasting friendships with many of her colleagues. Whether it
was her festive office holiday decorations, her ability to make
others feel at home or her close attention to detail—Dalessandro
will be well remembered.
“She has always been a helpful, sincere and caring person
who consistently treats everyone, whether they are staff or
a visitor, with respect and dignity,” says Daniel Rinehuls,
chief, financial resource management office.
Dalessandro plans to spend her retirement with her four children,
six grandchildren and other relatives. She also hopes to dedicate
more time to arts and crafts projects and “do more leisurely
things,” she explains with a smile.
“My history with NIH has been a very rewarding one. I
worked with very nice people; many of whom have become long-time
friends,” she says.
Medicine for the Public lectures resume
The lectures, which are free and open to the public, will
be presented at 7 p.m. on Tuesdays in the Clinical Center's
Masur Auditorium. For details on specific topics or speakers
scheduled for the 29th annual Medicine for the Public lecture
series, call (301) 496-2563.
October 18, 2005
"Avian Influenza: Preparing for the Pandemic"
Speaker: Dr. David Henderson Deputy Director for Clinical Care,
Clinical Center, NIH Avian influenza, or bird flu, is a major
concern for public health authorities and is an increasing threat
to public health. This lecture will cover what it is, how it
spreads, and where we can look for possible treatment and prevention.
October 25, 2005
“Open Wide: Molecular Medicine Enters the Mouth”
Speaker: Dr. Lawrence A. Tabak Director, National Institute
of Dental and Craniofacial Research
Studies suggest an association between oral bacteria and pre-term
or low birth-weight babies, heart disease and high blood sugar
in people with diabetes. This lecture will cover oral health
and the connection between oral bacteria and systemic disease.
The speaker will discuss the latest research in molecular medicine
and the use of salivary diagnostics as tools for health surveillance.
November 1, 2005
“Growing Older: Challenges and Opportunities in
Speaker: Dr. Richard J. Hodes Director, National Institute
The trend toward increased life expectancy over the last century
has been remarkable, resulting in an “age boom”
of profound implications for individuals, families and society.
This lecture will cover research insights on the factors affecting
health and well-being as we grow older.
First Annual NIH Director's Pioneer Award Symposium
Save the date of September 29 for an exciting symposium featuring
individual talks and a roundtable discussion by the 2004 Pioneer
Award recipients as well as the announcement of the 2005 awardees.
The NIH Director's Pioneer Award program-a key component of
the NIH Roadmap for Medical Research-supports scientists of
exceptional creativity who propose pioneering approaches to
major challenges in biomedical research. The event will be held
in Clinical Center's Masur Auditorium. The symposium will begin
at 8:15 a.m. with remarks by NIH Director Dr. Elias A. Zerhouni
and will conclude at 3 p.m. Attendance is free, and no registration
is required. The symposium agenda can be viewed at http://nihroadmap.nih.gov/
Registration for Introduction to the Principles and
Practice of Clinical Research course
The deadline for registration for the Introduction to the Principles
and Practice of Clinical Research course is October 5. The course
will run from October 17, 2005, through February 21, 2006. Classes
| Neuroscience Nurse Internship
Program graduates of 2005 Front row left to right:
Kaylan Fenton, Alexander Ober, Charmika Schuster, Frances
McCarey. Back row left to right: Lomar Yap, nurse manager,
neuroendocrine program of care; Dr. Barbara Karp, deputy
clinical director, NINDS; Teresa Kessinger, nurse manager,
neuroscience program of care; Dr. Audrey Penn, deputy
director, NINDS; Amanda Funkhouser-James; Jennifer Hunt;
Dr. Henry McFarland, clinical director, NINDS; Beth Price,
clinical nurse specialist, neuroscience program of care;
Tannia Cartledge, chief, nursing's adult, pediatrics and
behavioral health services.
be held on the NIH campus on Monday and Tuesday evenings from
5 p.m. to approximately 6:30 p.m. There is no charge for the
course; however, the purchase of a textbook is required. A certificate
will be awarded upon successful completion of the course, including
a final exam. For additional information or to register, please
visit the course website at
call (301) 496-9425. An e-mail confirmation will be sent to
those accepted into the program. This course will be of interest
to physicians and other health professionals training for a
career in clinical research. Interested persons are strongly
encouraged to take a course in biostatistics such as STAT 200
or STAT 500 currently offered at the FAES.
Participants wanted for smallpox vaccine study
Employees receiving the smallpox vaccination at occupational
medical service as part of their employment requirements are
asked to consider participating in a study looking at the body’s
immune response to the vaccine. There are a total of nine visits,
seven visits within the first two weeks at the 11th floor clinic
in building 10. Each visit consists of a blood draw, throat
swab and skin swab and is compensated. Visits are arranged around
your schedule but must occur in the morning or early afternoon.
Each visit is about 30 minutes or less. For more information,
call Patricia Hohman at (301) 496-8412.
Neuroscience Nurse Internship Program Class of 2005
A certificate of program completion was presented to the fifteenth
class of the Neuroscience Nurse Internship Program (NNIP) on
May 13. The NNIP, jointly sponsored by CC Nursing and Patient
Care Services and NINDS, is a seven-month neuroscience clinical
internship for recent nursing graduates. The program is designed
for registered nurses interested in beginning careers in neuroscience
Longtime NIH barber passes away
Cosme Saculles (88), a barber in the NIH beauty and barbershop in
building 10, passed away August 1. He had worked in the barbershop for
28 years, serving his loyal customers since 1977.
A native of the Philippines, Saculles maintained a home there and
had planned to complete the next of his many trips there in January 2006.
Saculles was married in 1938 to Flora Samera who preceded him in death in
2001; his sister Magdalena Saculess passed away in 1997. He is survived by
his brother Sebastian Saculles who lives in Kodiak, Alaska, and his sister,
Maxine Longnecker, the manager of the NIH beauty/barber shop.
Saculles’ six children, Teresita, Rose, Linda and Daniel of Silver Spring, Md.;
Gloria of Sacramento, Calif.; and Virginia of Germantown, Md.; mourn his passing
along with his 17 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.
Doppman Memorial Lecture
speaker to discuss imaging sciences on Oct. 5
Dr. Sanjiv Sam Gambhir is speaking at the NIH Clinical Center
Fifth Annual John Doppman Memorial Lecture for Imaging Sciences
on the topic of "Of Mice and Men: Molecular Imaging in Living
Subjects," October 5 in Lipsett Amphitheater at noon.
Dr. Gambhir is a professor of radiology and bioengineering
at Stanford University School of Medicine and in Stanford's
Bio-X Program for interdisciplinary biosciences research. He
also heads the Division of Nuclear Medicine and is director
of the Molecular Imaging Program.
Unless print film requested, imaging sciences
to produce digital only
On September 30, 2005, the diagnostic radiology and nuclear
medicine departments will stop routinely printing hard copy
film of imaging exams they perform. However, the radiology digital
film library will continue printing film copies of any imaging
exam upon request.
Clinicians who require hard copy films must specifically request
them when entering the imaging exam order. All CRIS order entry
screens for imaging will offer the option of requesting film.
A message will appear just before the special instructions field
that reads, "print hard copy film." Prescribers must select
"yes" from the pull-down menu in the adjacent box to request
film printing. The PACS (Picture Archive Communication Systems)
is available to anyone who currently reviews film.
If you do not have PACS access and would like an account that
will allow you to use the PACS work stations and web product,
please send an e-mail to email@example.com.
Face in the Crowd: Gina (Rowe) Ford Nurse
consultant, Clinical Center
|Gina (Rowe) Ford
As a mother of two great children, Gina (Rowe) Ford is accustomed
to having high expectations. She also applies those expectations
to herself, which may explain how she has managed to gracefully
balance her time between earning a master's in nursing administration,
raising her children, and working full-time at NIH.
Ford came to NIH in May 1991 as a staff nurse and worked in
a variety of clinical settings as she gradually moved into the
role of nurse manager. "I didn't plan on staying at NIH this
long," Ford explains with a smile. "But the organization provides
so many opportunities for career development and advancement
that you don't have to leave."
One such opportunity came along for Ford after she completed
her master's program. She heard about an available position
as a nurse consultant for Dr. David Henderson, deputy director
for clinical care, in the Clinical Center and applied. "I always
saw myself in hospital administration," Ford says. The timing
was just right.
"I saw it is an opportunity to gain a broader view of the
Clinical Center and learn how departments are integrated," she
says. Today, Ford works with a team of professionals whose responsibilities
center around patient safety and quality clinical care. Ongoing
initiatives include compliance with Joint Commission standards and requirements,
working with the occurrence reporting system, and safety and
clinical standards. Other responsibilities include support for
the consult review committee, emergency preparedness and clinical
"We look at things retrospectively and try to figure out ways
to improve a situation that has already happened," Ford explains.
"We also conduct prospective analysis to determine if things
will work the way we think they will. Health care is not an
event; it is a process. There is always something to be done."
Ford says the aspect she enjoys most about her current role
are the people with whom she works. As someone who feels a responsibility
to the organization, its patients and its staff, Ford feels
right at home with her colleagues. "These are people who want
to make life better for others-that is why they are here."
While the passion she has for her job may be enough to keep
Ford smiling, she has another reason to beam. This year, she
married Greg Ford and is enjoying the challenges and joys of
establishing a new home with her husband, son Russell, 15, and
daughter Kira, 21, who is a senior in college.
New kiosks offer directions and visitor
The new steel and granite kiosks feature a computer
touch screen and state-of-the-art mapping software to
help patients and visitors find their way through the
After locating the desired CC destination on screen,
visitors can print a copy of a detailed map. Courtesy
phones that automatically dial hospitality staff are also
available when additional assistance is needed.
The kiosks have been placed in well-traveled spots throughout
Photo by Bill Branson
September 2005 Upcoming Events
Noon-1 p.m. Lipsett Amphitheater
Risk Assessment of the Allergenic Potential of Modified
Dean Metcalfe, MD, Head, Mast Cell Biology Section and
Chief, Laboratory of Allergic Diseases, NIAID
Monitoring Graft-Mediated T-Cell Responses In
Vitro after Allotransplantation for Renal Cell Carcinoma
Roger Kurlander, MD, Staff Clinician, Director of the
Molecular Hematology Laboratory, Department of Laboratory
3 p.m. Masur Auditorium
NIH Director's Afternoon Lecture Alternative
Splicing in Health and Disease
Adrian R. Krainer, PhD, Professor, Cold Spring Harbor
Laboratory, NY Host: The RNA Club
Noon-1 p.m. Lipsett Amphitheater
Hormone Replacement Therapy
Deborah Grady, MD, Professor of Epidemiology and Biostatistics,
University of California
3 p.m. Masur Auditorium
NIH Director's Afternoon Lecture Messenger Molecules
of Life and Death
Solomon H. Snyder, MD, Distinguished Professor of Neuroscience,
Pharmacology and Psychiatry; Director, Department of
Neuroscience, The Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
Hosts: NIDCD, NIH OD
Noon–1 p.m. Lipsett Amphitheater
Grand Rounds: Great Teachers
B19 Parvovirus: Bench to Bedside and Beyond
Neal Young, MD, Chief, Hematology Branch, NHLBI Chronic
Myeloid Leukemia: Are Tyrosine Kinases the Whole Story?
John M. Goldman, DM, FRCP, Fogarty Scholar, Hematology
3 p.m. Masur Auditorium
NIH Director's Cultural Lecture
How Societies Reach New Shared Moral Understandings
Amitai Etzioni, PhD, Director, Institute for Communitarian
Policy Studies, Director, Communitarian Network, The
George Washington University
Hosts: NHGRI, NIH OD
9 a.m.-10:30 a.m. Lipsett Amphitheater
Hispanic Heritage Month: Annual Event Kickoff
Dr. Jose Tarcisio M. Carneiro, Office of Minority Health
Resource Center; Dr. Enrique Caballero, Director, Latino
Diabetes Initiative, Joslin Diabetes Center, Harvard
Medical School; Dr. Maria Warda, Dean, Georgia Southwestern
State University; Dr. Helen Hazuda, Professor, The University
of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio (Visit
CC News online for more details and event dates).
Noon–1 p.m. Lipsett Amphitheater
Grand Rounds: Ethics
Can Patients Be Involuntarily Detained When They May
Pose a Risk to Others?
Lawrence O. Gostin, JD, Professor of Law, Georgetown
University; Professor of Health, The Johns Hopkins University;
Director, Center for Law and the Public's Health
3 p.m. Masur Auditorium
NIH Director's Afternoon Lecture Mapping Memory
Traces in the Fly Brain
Martin Heisenberg, PhD, Professor, Theodor Boveri Institute
for Biosciences, Chair, Genetics and Neurobiology, University
of Würzburg, Germany
Host: Drosophila Neurobiology Interest Group
* Some lectures
can be accessed on the NIH videocast at http://videocast.nih.gov/.
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