Outreach

Investigators Retreat: A Forum to Bridge Frederick and Bethesda Cancer Research

The Ronald Reagan Building

The atrium of the Ronald Reagan Building has a ceiling height of up to 125 feet

By Andrea Frydl, Contributing Writer

Nearly 700 researchers, scientists, and laboratory technicians convened in the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center in Washington, DC, for the 2014 NCI Intramural Scientific Investigators Retreat on Jan. 14.

The event featured presentations and posters exploring topics in cancer research from KRAS signaling to animal care.

One of the highlights of the event was a presentation made by Valerie Beral, Ph.D., from University of Oxford, discussing “Rosalind Franklin and Cancer in Women.” 

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Students Combine Studies with Stethoscopes

OHS interns, Janine Bahsali and Esther Shafer

By Nancy Parrish, Staff Writer

Janine Bahsali and Esther Shafer are Middletown High School seniors who go to school in the morning and spend their afternoons taking blood pressure, assisting with physical exams, learning how to draw a blood sample and stitch a wound closed, and generally assisting the staff of Occupational Health Services (OHS), a health care department serving more than 2,000 employees at NCI at Frederick.

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Is This Your Year to Inspire a Child?

Gary Krauss working with elementary school students

Working with elementary school students is rewarding to Gary Krauss, senior subcontracts specialist, Contracts and Acquisitions, because he can demonstrate that there are lots of career paths in science. Shown here with Myersville Elementary School fifth-graders, Krauss said, “I was never a science major and I let the kids know you don’t always have to work in a lab or wear a lab coat to contribute towards finding a cure for cancer. There are other administrative support roles that are crucial to the success of the team.”

By Julie Hartman, Guest Writer

The Elementary Outreach Program (EOP) is looking for volunteers for the 2013–2014 school year.

This program is designed to bring science into the classrooms of Frederick County students in grades 1 through 5. You’ll have a chance to work with small groups of children, presenting hands-on lessons that are coordinated with the school curriculum.

Volunteer teams in each grade are scheduled to visit four schools in Frederick County this year.

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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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