Sharpless Looks Back at His First Year as NCI Director at Fall Town Hall

Employees watch the telecast in the Building 549 auditorium.

Employees crowded into the Building 549 auditorium as Norman E. Sharpless, M.D., took the podium at Shady Grove, addressing NCI and contractor employees watching live and via telecast viewings. “What a difference a year makes,” he began, reflecting on how he was sworn in on the same day exactly one year ago.


NCI at Frederick Employees Scare Up a Good Read at 18th Annual Book and Media Swap

Community, Events, Book and Media Swap, Book Swap, November 2018

The Scientific Library’s Book and Media Swap—an NCI at Frederick tradition dating back to the turn of the millennium—kicked off on Halloween this year. Patrons, several in costume, flipped through hundreds of books in hopes of finding a hidden gem, a new bedtime read, or a gift for a friend or parent.


Upcoming NCI Town Hall Will Give NCI at Frederick Staff a Chance to Be Heard

Photo of the Q&A session at the previous town hall

Staff at NCI at Frederick will be able to participate in the Fall 2018 NCI Staff Town Hall on Wednesday, October 17, from 10:30–11:30 a.m., which will be videocast live to the Building 549 auditorium. NCI Director Norman E. “Ned” Sharpless is hosting the town hall at NCI at Shady Grove, his second since becoming director in October 2017, and is expected to speak about his plans for NCI.


FNL Volunteers Offer Excitement and Knowledge at In The Street Festival

Photo of a child dressed as a scientist at the FNL tent while a volunteer photographs him

Sporadic downpours drenched Frederick’s In The Street festival this year, but they failed to dampen the spirits of the thousands of people who attended, including the volunteers at the Frederick National Laboratory (FNL) tent. There, staff from FNL and NCI at Frederick enthusiastically chatted with passersby, even after the weather demanded some improvisation.



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