Getting the Picture

Bicycle illustration

By Ken Michaels, Guest Writer

Recently, I attended the annual meeting of the BioCommunications Association in Asilomar, Calif. Not surprisingly, the speakers, all professional communicators, were very good and spoke knowledgeably on their various topics.

But something else impressed me during the informal times between presentations, and at mealtimes. These folks not only tended to speak well, but they also tended to listen well.

And there’s a very strong case to be made for the importance of listening in effective communication.

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NCI and Leidos Play Ball

Winning softball team

The winning team (Gray). Front row, from left: Andi Gnuschke; Kyle Beard; Shawn Kelly; Anna Trofka. Standing, from left: Peggy Pearl (coach); Brooks Brenkus; Troy Taylor; Chris Ohler; Bob Barber; Chris McLeland; Will Sheffield; Tim Gower; Trent McKee; Jeff Strathern.

By Carolynne Keenan, Contributing Writer

The ping of an aluminum bat off a ball or the thump of a pop-up fly ball caught in a glove are two sounds familiar to baseball fans. Slow-pitch softball sounds—like those in the August game between mixed teams of NCI and Leidos Biomedical Research (formerly SAIC-Frederick) players—are similar.

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Leidos Reclaims Defelice Cup at Annual Golf Tournament

Ronald Defelice hits the first drive

Ronald Defelice, for whom the golf tournament is named, hit the ceremonial first drive of the competition

By Ashley DeVine, Staff Writer

Leidos Biomedical Research reclaimed the Defelice Cup trophy from NCI at the eighth annual Ronald H. Defelice golf tournament, held October 14.

The final score was 15–7, with Leidos Biomed tying the series 4 to 4. Fourteen players on each team battled it out at Rattlewood golf course in Mount Airy, Md.

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OneSearch Gives You Access to More Than 7,000 Publishers and Content Providers

By Robin Meckley, Contributing Writer

OneSearch, an exciting new resource from the Scientific Library, is now available to the NCI at Frederick community. This new resource provides a quick and easy way to search multiple Scientific Library resources and collections using a single search box for journal articles, books, media, and more. A large central index is compiled from more than 7,000 publishers and content providers outside the library’s holdings.

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Career and Technology Center Honors Julie Hartman

Kathy Koops and Julie Hartman

Julie Hartman, right, with Kathy Koops, CTC biomedical sciences instructor, in front of the CTC facility, which is adjacent to Fort Detrick.

By Carolynne Keenan, Contributing Writer

On May 7, Julie Hartman was honored by the Frederick County Career and Technology Center (CTC) for her support of the CTC’s Biomedical Sciences Program. As an education program specialist for Outreach and Special Programs at NCI at Frederick, Hartman is responsible for NCI at Frederick’s participation in the program, which is designed to offer Frederick County high school students hands-on, practical laboratory experience beyond the typical classroom setting. 

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