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NIH Record  
Vol. LX, No. 9
May 2, 2008
Lappin To Give Leiter Lecture, May 14
Solowey Awardee Lin Mei To Lecture, May 15
‘Take a Loved One to the Doctor Day’: NIH Back by Popular Demand
Former UN Envoy Lewis To Speak on HIV/AIDS in Africa
Kiecolt-Glaser Lectures on Stress, Inflammation
NIEHS Rodbell Lecture To Feature Lefkowitz, May 5
Workshop Considers Strategies to Sustain Career Success for Women
NIEHS Again Rated a Top Workplace for Postdocs
Electronic Personnel Folder Undergoes Improvements
NCCAM Establishes Consult Service At CC
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Gateway Center To Open in July
  Cherry blossoms in full bloom adorn front of the new NIH Gateway Center, which is scheduled to open in July.
  Cherry blossoms in full bloom adorn front of the new NIH Gateway Center, which is scheduled to open in July.

The NIH Gateway Center—the long-awaited “front door” to the campus at Rockville Pike and South Dr. near the Medical Center Metro station—will open in July, merging the now-separate pedestrian and vehicle entrances to campus into a single welcoming point.

The center, also known as Bldg. 66, consists of three adjoining facilities: a pedestrian processing structure, a vehicle inspection facility (Bldg. 66A) and a two-level parking garage (MLP 11) with room for 346 cars. Once it opens, the construction fences come down, the old “flapper” turnstiles disappear and the homely trailer (TR 16) that had served as a temporary gateway will be removed.

'Take a Hike'
NIH’ers Walk the Talk in Exercise Challenge

Are you springing into action? More than 1,400 NIH employees and contractors are currently participating in HHS’s Healthier Feds Challenge, part of the National President’s Fitness Challenge, an 8-week physical fitness program focusing on getting Americans up and moving. The program runs through May 15.

While the President’s Challenge is an annual event involving many agencies, the HHS portion has taken on a local flavor for NIH’ers this year. For the first time, “we wanted to bring it more to the NIH level—to actually break it down from HHS to the NIH institutes and centers— promoting a bit of competition between them,” explained Tom Hayden, director of the Division of Amenities and Transportation Services, Office of Research Services.