People tasting chili.
Friday, April 5, 2013

By Ken Michaels, Staff Writer

Jim Stull, winner of the ninth annual Protective Services Chili Cookoff in January of last year, proved that he’s no one-trick pony; he brought a brand new recipe to the 2013 event and won again! And he did it decisively. His Black Bean ‘n Pumpkin Chili garnered 107 points; the second place winner netted less than half that with 52.

“For me, a good chili is just not hot and spicy. It has to have a distinctive flavor that makes you want to come back for more.”

Woman with safety glasses and lab coat in front of a red background
Thursday, April 4, 2013

By Paul Stokely, Guest Writer

When working in any laboratory or animal facility, you must wear a lab coat, protective eyewear, appropriate gloves, and closed-toe shoes, unless you are performing purely administrative tasks.

Two men viewing an instrument.
Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Courtesy of the NICBR Public Affairs/Community Relations Subcommittee

The National Interagency Confederation for Biological Research (NICBR) announced the 2012 NICBR Collaboration Project Award (CPA) Program winners in December. The award, the first of its kind for NICBR, was adapted from the National Cancer Institute’s (NCI’s) Young Investigator Award Program. This year, the CPA was bestowed to three research projects pertaining to collaborations between NICBR agencies.

Group of people sitting around a table
Tuesday, April 2, 2013

By Carolynne Keenan, Guest Writer

In the 1990s, when Joseph Mayo, D.V.M, ran out of gas leading coworkers home from a meeting in Bethesda, he pulled over to the side of the road on I-270 and waited for help. He didn’t have to wait long; within a few minutes a passing motorist took pity on the group of scientists and offered them a lift back to Fort Detrick.

Studio portrait of Nancy Colburn.
Monday, April 1, 2013

By Ashley DeVine, Staff Writer

Although Nancy Colburn, Ph.D., retired in January after 36 years at NCI, she won’t be disappearing from the NCI campus at Frederick anytime soon; she’s been appointed scientist emeritus in the Laboratory of Cancer Prevention (LCP), Center for Cancer Research (CCR).

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