Prescription Drug Take-Back Day — Wednesday, April 23
Federal employees will have the opportunity to safely, confidentially, and conveniently dispose of unwanted, unused, or expired prescription drugs. By participating in Federal Employee Prescription Drug Take-Back Day, you can help free your home from a potentially dangerous hazard – prescription drugs that can be misused and abused. Bring your unwanted, unused, or expired prescription drugs to one of the following convenient locations from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. at Bldg. 31A Lobby; at the Neuroscience Center at 6001 Executive Boulevard, lobby cafeteria; In Baltimore, at the Biomedical Research Center (NIDA/NIA), 251 Bayview Blvd., Pharmacy, Suite 02A500.
NIH Research Festival "Taste of Bethesda" luncheon on Wednesday, April 23 — tickets
Tickets are now on sale for the NIH Research Festival "Taste of Bethesda" luncheon on Wednesday, April 23 (11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.) that will accompany the Technical Sales Association (TSA) vendor tent show on April 23-24. The local food vendors will be The Bean Bag, Hard Times Cafe, Hollywood East Cafe, Ledo Pizza, Rocklands Barbeque, and Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream. Sign up (and pay) for the April 23 lunch at http://www.fedesp.com/nih/events/nih-research-festival-luncheon/. Also, on Thursday, April 24, there will be two food trucks located onsite in parking lot 10H—LA Taco and Linda’s Luncheonette. Lunch will be available for purchase at the food trucks.
19th Annual Take Your Child To Work Day & Thursday, April 24, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
You are invited to bring your school-aged children — grades 1-12 to the NIH campus, and engage them in a day of healthy discovery. Introduce your child to all that NIH has to offer — the many careers in science as well as all the careers that support them. Registration and complete information will be available in early April. For more information, contact Take-Your-Child-To-Work@nih.gov.
Earth Day 2014 Is on Its Way to an NIH Site Near You —Thursday, April 24
It is that time of year again. Flowers blooming, birds chirping and NIH’s annual Earth Day event. This year, the "Plant a Seed, Grow a Healthy Future" themed celebration will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in front of Bldg. 1, in conjunction with Take Your Child to Work Day. Local food trucks, including Ben & Jerry’s and Chick-fil-A will also be on campus to provide discounted food options for attendees. This is an NIH zero-waste event: all waste will be either composted or recycled. Consider volunteering your green ideas, time and talents to the Earth Day planning committee. If interested, contact Danita Broadnax. Check out the full list of special Earth Day activities and events for all NIH facilities at http://nems.nih.gov.
Manchester String Quartet at the NIH — Monday, April 28
The concert is free and begins at 12:30 p.m. in the Masur Auditorium (Bldg. 10.) The group will perform "Brahms Piano Quintet in F Minor, Opus 34." For more information, contact Sharon Greenwell at 301-496-4713.
Postbac Poster Day Set — Thursday, May 1
Postbac Poster Day is scheduled from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Natcher Conference Center Dr. Sharon F. Terry, president and chief executive officer, Genetic Alliance, will deliver the keynote address at noon. The keynote will be followed by presentation of mentoring award(s) to NIH investigators selected by the postbacs. Poster session I will take place from 10 a.m. to noon; poster session II lasts from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. More information is available at https://www.training.nih.gov/postbac_poster_day.
Spring Open Enrollment for the NIH Voluntary Leave Bank — May 1-30
The Leave Bank is a pooled bank of donated annual and restored leave available to members experiencing medical emergencies. It offers income protection to members who have exhausted all of their leave and are affected by a personal or family medical emergency or condition. The membership period will begin on June 29, 2014. Additional information about this exciting benefit can be found at http://hr.od.nih.gov/benefits/leave/vlbp/default.htm. FAQs can be found at http://hr.od.nih.gov/benefits/leave/vlbp/documents/Leave_Sharing_FAQS.pdf. Questions may be directed to the NIH Leave Bank Office at 301-443-8393.