NICBR Announces First Collaboration Project Awards

Two men viewing an instrument.

De Chen (left), FNLCR, holds the new objective lens purchased with the NICBR Collaborative Project Award. His collaborator, CPT Sanjay Krishnaswamy (right) is with USAMRIID.

Courtesy of the NICBR Public Affairs/Community Relations Subcommittee

The National Interagency Confederation for Biological Research (NICBR) announced the 2012 NICBR Collaboration Project Award (CPA) Program winners in December. The award, the first of its kind for NICBR, was adapted from the National Cancer Institute’s (NCI’s) Young Investigator Award Program. This year, the CPA was bestowed to three research projects pertaining to collaborations between NICBR agencies.

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Remembering Joseph Mayo and His Contributions to Animal Science

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Joe Mayo (far right) sits with some of his immediate family. From left are Nancy Mayo (daughter-in-law), Dave Mayo (son), Bill Mayo (son), and Laura Frances Mayo (wife). Courtesy of Dave Mayo.

By Carolynne Keenan, Guest Writer

In the 1990s, when Joseph Mayo, D.V.M, ran out of gas leading coworkers home from a meeting in Bethesda, he pulled over to the side of the road on I-270 and waited for help. He didn’t have to wait long; within a few minutes a passing motorist took pity on the group of scientists and offered them a lift back to Fort Detrick.

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Nancy Colburn Retires after 36 Years, Becomes Scientist Emeritus

Studio portrait of Nancy Colburn.

Nancy Colburn, Ph.D., scientist emeritus, Laboratory of Cancer Prevention, Center for Cancer Research.

By Ashley DeVine, Staff Writer

Although Nancy Colburn, Ph.D., retired in January after 36 years at NCI, she won’t be disappearing from the NCI campus at Frederick anytime soon; she’s been appointed scientist emeritus in the Laboratory of Cancer Prevention (LCP), Center for Cancer Research (CCR).

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ATRF Earns Three Green Globes, Exceeds NIH Building Standards

Green Globe award.

The Green Globes plaque the ATRF received from the Green Building Initiative now hangs near the visitors’ entrance of the ATRF.

By Ashley DeVine, Staff Writer

From project management and energy and water efficiency to emissions and the indoor environment, the Advanced Technology Research Facility (ATRF) was built with sustainability in mind, exceeding the National Institutes of Health’s (NIH’s) building standards and earning three Green Globes from the Green Building Initiative (GBI).

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It’s Eff, En, Ell

FNL

By Ken Michaels, Staff Writer

The other day, in a discussion about implementing new branding standards for the name change to Frederick National Laboratory, Frank Blanchard, our public affairs director, related to me that he had recently been asked, “So how exactly do I pronounce FNL?” His answer was, “Eff, en, ell.” Why? Because FNL is not an acronym.

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Porter Takes Reins of the FNL Green Team

Portrait of Melissa Porter

Melissa Porter, Administrative Manager, Office of Scientific Operations

Courtesy of the FNL Green Team

Melissa Porter, who recently joined the staff of Craig Reynolds, Ph.D., director, Office of Scientific Operations, as administrative manager, has stepped forward to lead the Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research (FNL) Green Team in its efforts to promote a “green” work environment. “I am excited to lead the FNL Green Team and have been impressed by the enthusiasm and commitment of the FNL Green Team,” Porter said.

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