NCI at Frederick Employees Recognized at the 2013 NCI Director’s Awards Ceremony

Website Development Team

The Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research Website Development Team, from left: Susan Fox, Frank Blanchard, Li Gwatkin (NCI), Dianna Kelly, Julie Hartman, NCI Director Harold Varmus, Jillian Deshazer, Christopher DeVaughn, James Cherry, and Walter Hubert. Photo courtesy of Ernie Branson, NIH Medical Arts.

By Andrea Frydl, Contributing Writer, and Ashley DeVine, Staff Writer

More than 60 NCI at Frederick government and contractor employees were recognized at the NCI Director’s Awards Ceremony on Nov. 14, held on the main NIH campus in Bethesda.

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RAS Corner at the ATRF Library Keeps You Up-to-Date on the Research

The RAS Corner at the ATRF

The RAS Corner at the ATRF was created by the ATRF Scientific Library, with help from the ATRF Culture Club. Background: Josip Blonder, senior scientist, Protein Characterization Laboratory, Cancer Research Technology Program (CRTP), in discussion with Robin Meckley, Scientific Library staff. Foreground: Leslie Garvey, research associate III, RAS Biology Unit, CRTP, reviews a RAS article in a recent scientific journal.

By Robin Meckley, Contributing Writer

The new RAS initiative recently undertaken at the Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research has prompted the Scientific Library to provide support in a creative way to the laboratories at the Advanced Technology Research Facility (ATRF), where the research is centered.

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Welcome to the Poster Website

Melissa Porter, Executive Editor

Melissa Porter, Executive Editor

Poster animation

By Melissa Porter, Executive Editor

The Poster newsletter staff is pleased to present you with the all-new Poster website. Now you can access all the latest information from the National Cancer Institute at Frederick from your smart phone, tablet, notebook, or any other device with an Internet connection.

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Employees Encouraged to Exercise at Work on Take a Hike Day

People walking at the Take A Hike event

By Ashley DeVine, Staff Writer

Occupational Health Services and the Recreation and Welfare (R&W) Club Frederick teamed up for the first Take a Hike Day at NCI at Frederick on November 21.

Employees were encouraged to hike, walk, jog, or run the 1.3-mile course around Fort Detrick.

“For those employees who walk all the time, the event gave them a partner to walk with, and for those that do not walk all the time, it gave inspiration that 1.3 miles was not a formidable distance,” said Sarah Hooper, manager of Occupational Health Services.

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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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