OHS interns, Janine Bahsali and Esther Shafer
Friday, January 10, 2014

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.

Customers shop at the winter market inside building 549
Thursday, January 9, 2014

By Carolynne Keenan, Contributing Writer

The 2013 National Cancer Institute (NCI) at Frederick Farmers’ Market regular season may have closed, but that doesn’t mean customers who want fresh produce, handmade crafts, and other homemade goodies from local vendors are out of luck. Winter Markets, which began Jan. 7, will be held every other Tuesday, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., in front of Building 549 or in the Café Room, depending on the weather.

Doctor and patient review a report together.
Thursday, January 2, 2014

By Theresa Bell, Guest Writer?

If you work in a laboratory, or you have contact with animals or animal materials, you work with human biomaterials or infectious agents, or you are exposed to radiation or other hazards in your day-to-day duties, you should be enrolled in the appropriate medical surveillance program.

Shawn Kelly exercises on an elliptical machine at the ATRF
Monday, December 30, 2013

By Nancy Parrish, Staff Writer

When Shawn Kelly found out last year that he had high blood pressure, he was determined to do something about it. Luckily for Kelly, an instrumentation technician III, Facilities Maintenance and Engineering, he works at the Advanced Technology Research Facility (ATRF), where he can take advantage of the gym there, known as the Wellness Center.

Jeff Lifson, M.D., director of the AIDS and Cancer Virus Program
Monday, December 30, 2013

By Frank Blanchard, Staff Writer, and Jeff Lifson, Guest Writer

Researchers are working to develop a more authentic animal model of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection and AIDS that is expected to speed up studies of experimental treatments and vaccines.

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