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Traveling During COVID-19: How Two Offices Combined Their Expertise to Properly Advise FNL in the Heat of a Pandemic

An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. Especially in the medical world, it’s far more effective and, often, more convenient to avoid an ailment entirely rather than to treat it. Occupational Health Services at Frederick National Laboratory has long championed this ideology, but the rise of the COVID-19 pandemic in March 2020 posed new challenges for prevention, especially for employees traveling.

‘A Remarkable Life’: In Memory of Joost Oppenheim

Joost “Joe” Oppenheim, M.D., senior investigator and head of the Cellular Immunology Section in the Cancer Innovation Laboratory, passed away in May. He was one of the longest-tenured scientists at NCI at Frederick. Among his many accomplishments, he has been called “the Father of Cytokines” for his pioneering role in establishing the field of cytokine research in immunology.

Kunio Nagashima Retires: 47 Years of Electron Microscopy Excellence

In 1972, soon after then-President Richard Nixon’s newly established Frederick Cancer Research Center hired its first employees, 24-year-old Kunio Nagashima put on a suit and tie and boarded a Boeing 747 at Tokyo’s Haneda International Airport. An electron microscopist from Kyoto University, Nagashima had a one-way ticket in his hand, bound for the United States and ready to take a new job—sight unseen.

Women Scientists Advisors: Advice, resources and encouragement for the next generation of women scientists

Women Scientists Advisors (WSA) was established in 1993 and comprises elected representatives from each NIH Institute or Center who volunteer their time to support other female scientists on issues ranging from pay equity to work/family balance and leadership opportunities. 

Ensuring the Science Never Stops: Purchasing, Logistics and EHS team up during the pandemic to provide critical supplies to FNL

When the pandemic shutdown began in March 2020, offices across NCI at Frederick and the Frederick National Laboratory quickly became ghost towns, as employees packed up and decamped to their newly set-up home offices. But for those engaged in scientific research—including efforts to combat COVID-19 itself—the need to safely work on-site became more critical than ever.

Bruce Shapiro Leaves a Legacy Measured in Lives Touched

A legacy is one of the grand aspirations in science. Whether it means giving knowledge or advancing the field, every scientist dreams of imparting a meaningful impact in some way. For Bruce Shapiro, Ph.D., NCI at Frederick’s newest scientist emeritus, the dream is a reality. The former senior investigator and section head in the RNA Biology Laboratory of the Center for Cancer Research has officially retired after more than 46 years at the National Institutes of Health. His musings on his career are humble, but his accomplishments are unmistakable.

Meet the Editorial Staff

Our introductions continue and conclude this week. These staff are the core editorial team—the writers, editors, and advisers who produce a variety of articles and oversee the administrative functions of Poster. Whether they’re in the office or working remotely, they’re available to cover the research, operations, events, and people of NCI at Frederick and Frederick National Laboratory. Read on to meet them.