Renew or Join R&W Club Frederick for 2014

Becky Oden and Dee Green at an R&W Club membership event

Becky Oden (left) and Dee Green grabbed some pie at an R&W Club membership event last September.

By Carolynne Keenan, Contributing Writer

If you want to meet new people and participate in new activities in 2014, don’t forget to renew or join the Recreation and Welfare (R&W) Club Frederick.

Membership is $9 for the calendar year.

An R&W Club Frederick membership offers discounts at local businesses, the opportunity to participate in events and activities (which are often free) throughout the year, and much more.

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Sitting under a Tree

Robin Dewar, Helene Highbarger, and Andrea Frydl next to the frog statue

Congratulations to the Summer 2013 Poster Puzzler winners!

Braving the cold, snowy weather are winners Robin Dewar (left), Ph.D., principal scientist, and Helene Highbarger (center), associate scientist, both of the Applied and Developmental Research Directorate, with Andrea Frydl, public affairs specialist, NCI Office of Scientific Operations.

By Ashley DeVine, Staff Writer

The Poster Puzzler image from the Summer 2013 edition is a frog statue, which sits under the tree between Buildings 324 and 319.

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The Poster Visits Nottingham Castle in England

Nadya Tarasova in Nottingham, England

Nadya Tarasova, Ph.D., holds a printed version of the Summer 2013 issue of the Poster next to a statue of Nottingham’s most famous folk hero, Robin Hood.

By Nancy Parrish, Staff Writer

Last September, Nadya Tarasova, Ph.D., head, Synthetic Biologics and Drug Discovery Facility, Cancer and Inflammation Program, traveled to Nottingham, England, where she was an invited speaker and chaired a session on JAK/STAT signaling in cancer at the second special meeting of the Federation of European Biochemical Societies (FEBS).

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Students Combine Studies with Stethoscopes

OHS interns, Janine Bahsali and Esther Shafer

By Nancy Parrish, Staff Writer

Janine Bahsali and Esther Shafer are Middletown High School seniors who go to school in the morning and spend their afternoons taking blood pressure, assisting with physical exams, learning how to draw a blood sample and stitch a wound closed, and generally assisting the staff of Occupational Health Services (OHS), a health care department serving more than 2,000 employees at NCI at Frederick.

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Farmers’ Market Expands to Offer Products in Winter

Customers shop at the winter market inside building 549

By Carolynne Keenan, Contributing Writer

The 2013 National Cancer Institute (NCI) at Frederick Farmers’ Market regular season may have closed, but that doesn’t mean customers who want fresh produce, handmade crafts, and other homemade goodies from local vendors are out of luck. Winter Markets, which began Jan. 7, will be held every other Tuesday, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., in front of Building 549 or in the Café Room, depending on the weather.

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