NCI-Frederick Wins Community Service Award
NCI-Frederick, the institute's satellite campus facility located at the Fort Detrick U.S. Army base in Frederick, Md., recently won one of the first ever "Live Here-Work Here" awards from the Frederick County (Maryland) Chamber of Commerce. The community service award for local employer organizations was made in recognition of NCI-Frederick's student exchange programs for elementary schools and high schools in the county. During the 2002-2003 school year, the Elementary Outreach program involved 87 NCI volunteers working with 3,446 students at 24 elementary schools, providing expertise and equipment not usually available in grade school classrooms. NCI-Frederick's Student Intern Program provides high school students with hands-on lab experience with the basic methods used in cancer research. Since the inception of the program in 1989, 286 Frederick County high school students have completed the program and have gone on to attend college to pursue careers in science and medicine.
NCI's POET Gains Feedback on Cancer Education Materials
New Staff at Center for Strategic Dissemination
Prior to joining NCI, Bartholomew helped launch the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy's National Youth Anti-Drug Media Campaign and served as director of Armed Forces Military Recruitment Advertising and Market Research.
Also in the Center for Strategic Dissemination, Lenora Johnson is now director of the NCI Office of Education and Special Initiatives (OESI). She had served as acting director of OESI for the past year. She led the office through a strategic planning and reorganization process for the purpose of better positioning OESI to partner with NCI's divisions and centers in advancing the institute's mission of eliminating the suffering and death due to cancer by 2015. Lenora has nearly 20 years' experience as a public health educator focused on translating complex health messages to diverse lay and professional audiences.
NCI's CARRA Program Accepting Applications
OLA is targeting recruitment of new CARRA members to specific disease areas where there is currently a lack of extensive representation. Therefore, OLA is seeking applicants who have experience with leukemia, melanoma, or bladder, brain, gastrointestinal, liver, lung, stomach/esophageal, or testicular cancers. OLA also strongly encourages applications from minorities in each of these areas.
Applications for new members are due by April 30, 2004. The application is available online. All interested advocates should visit http://la.cancer.gov/carra/announcements.html to apply.
For more information about CARRA, visit http://la.cancer.gov/carra/.