2014 April

DCEG Symposium to Honor Joseph F. Fraumeni, Jr.

Portrait of Fraumeni

Joseph F. Fraumeni, Jr., M.D. Photo courtesy of Dr. Fraumeni.

By Nancy Parrish, Staff Writer

On May 6, the Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics (DCEG) will sponsor a symposium to honor 50 years of leadership from its founding director, Joseph F. Fraumeni, Jr., M.D., who stepped down from the position in July 2012.

The conference, entitled “Cancer Epidemiology: From Pedigrees to Populations,” will highlight critical findings in cancer epidemiology from the last 50 years, as well as opportunities for future research directions.

Long History of Leadership and Discovery

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International Fellows of NCI at Frederick

Studio portraits of Deleage, Liang, Viallanueva, Qian and Solinska

Each year, the Employee Diversity Team (EDT) acknowledges members of the NCI at Frederick Community for their achievements and contributions towards the mission of facility.  Historically, the team has profiled the “Women of NCI at Frederick,” but this year, the team decided to instead shed light on the diverse and successful individuals who make up the international fellows community.

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Spring Research Festival Theme Explores Host­–Microbe Interactions

SRF graphic

Image credit: Theme art photoshopped by William F. Discher after Alphonse Mucha.

By Andrea Frydl, Contributing Writer

The 18th annual Spring Research Festival (SRF) will take place May 5–8 at the NCI Campus at Frederick and Fort Detrick.  This is the second year that the event is sponsored by the National Interagency Confederation for Biological Research (NICBR), an interagency committee made up of various research entities located within Fort Detrick.

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Scientific Library’s Book and Media Swap Coming April 16

People looking through books

By Robin Meckley, Contributing Writer

The 14th annual Book and Media Swap will be held on Wednesday, April 16, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., in the lobby of the Conference Center in Building 549.

The staff is holding the swap to coincide with National Library Week, an annual celebration of libraries that occurs in April.

As of April 10, the library had collected nearly 2,000 books, DVDs, and CDs for the swap. Employees who donated these items received book cards indicating the number of items donated. 

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