Green Team Recognized with HHS Green Champion Award Honorable Mention

Members of the Green Team

Several members of the NCI at Frederick Green Team holding their HHS Green Champion Award honorable mention certificates. Back row, from left, Dolores Winterstein, Melissa Porter, Denise Shelley, and Cheryl Bowman. Front row, from left, Linda Brandenburg and Eckart Bindewald. Not pictured: Thomas Schneider, Howard Young, and former members Chelsey Jahn and Melissa Lambert.

Courtesy of the NCI at Frederick Green Team

The NCI at Frederick Green Team received a Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Green Champion Award honorable mention in June for the team’s plant swap initiative, begun in October 2012. 

“The Green Team has been doing a great job this past year, and it is wonderful that their efforts have been recognized by the HHS through the Green Champion Awards,” said Craig Reynolds, Ph.D., director of the NCI Office of Scientific Operations (OSO). 

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New Website Helps You Find What You Need

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The NCI TTC’s redesigned website provides an inviting, user-friendly environment.

By Karen Surabian, Contributing Writer

The National Cancer Institute’s Technology Transfer Center (NCI’s TTC) recently launched a redesign of its website. New graphics, color scheme, and updated features provide a user-friendly environment for finding information related to technology transfer at NCI.

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NICBR-Sponsored Spring Research Festival Set for May 8 and 9

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The fungus-growing ant, Apterostigma dentigerum, is the theme of this year’s Spring Research Festival. Courtesy of Michael Poulsen.

By Ashley DeVine, Staff Writer

For the first time, the Spring Research Festival (SRF), scheduled for May 8 and 9, will be sponsored by all of the agencies that are part of the National Interagency Confederation for Biological Research (NICBR).

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Browse without a Browser at the ATRF Library

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Alan Doss, a chemical informationist in the Scientific Library, stands next to the journal rack at the ATRF, where 20 print journals are displayed on a rotating basis.

By Robin Meckley, Contributing Writer

Employees at the Advanced Technology Research Facility (ATRF) asked the Scientific Library, and the library responded: print journals are now available in the ATRF Library.

Employees can now browse 20 print journals, which will rotate, with one issue available at a time for each title. The library will also temporarily display some new books each week. ATRF employees may indicate their interest in these books by signing the wait lists.

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Smith Assists in Superstorm Sandy Relief Efforts

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Ross Smith at the Guardian Hose Company in Thurmont, Md. Courtesy of Guardian Hose Company.

By Cathy McClintock, Guest Writer

It should have been routine by now for a 30-year volunteer firefighter/ emergency medical technician from Thurmont, Md., but it wasn’t.

That first night, as Ross Smith, IT security, looked across the Hudson River from Jersey City, N.J., he saw an unusually dark New York skyline.

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