People walking at the Take A Hike event
Monday, January 13, 2014

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.

NIH Research Festival
Monday, January 13, 2014

By Andrea Frydl, Contributing Writer

Although it was delayed by almost a month because of the federal shutdown, the NIH Research Festival still took place at the NIH Clinical Center in Bethesda, Md., and attendance was high.

Becky Oden and Dee Green at an R&W Club membership event
Monday, January 13, 2014

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.

Robin Dewar, Helene Highbarger, and Andrea Frydl next to the frog statue
Monday, January 13, 2014

By Ashley DeVine, Staff Writer

The Poster Puzzler image from the Summer 2013 edition is a frog statue, which sits under the tree between Buildings 324 and 319.

Nadya Tarasova in Nottingham, England
Monday, January 13, 2014

By Nancy Parrish, Staff Writer

Last September, Nadya Tarasova, Ph.D., head, Synthetic Biologics and Drug Discovery Facility, Cancer and Inflammation Program, traveled to Nottingham, England, where she was an invited speaker and chaired a session on JAK/STAT signaling in cancer at the second special meeting of the Federation of European Biochemical Societies (FEBS).

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