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ORS News2Use - Summer 2021 - New Rock Spring Parking, Mission First Safety Always Award Returns, and More​

The ORS News2Use newsletter is published quarterly by the Office of Research Services (ORS), providing pertinent information and updates about ORS services to the NIH community. To view the entire newsletter, select:​.

Rock Springs Satellite Parking

The Division of Amenities and Transportation Services will open a new satellite parking lot within a 5-minute walk to the Rockledge I & II office buildings, as well as NIH offices in the Rock Spring complex.

NIH Mission First Safety Always Award Returns in 2021

The Mission First Safety Always Award recognizes those who demonstrate leadership, innovation and involvement in their organization’s safety culture. Which co-workers really stand out as a safety champion? Is there a co-worker who deserves a little extra acknowledgement for their contributions? If so, nominate your colleague for the Mission First Safety Always Award today.

DOHS’ LT. McNamara Receives Prestigious Eason Award

Congratulations to Division of Occupational Health and Safety (DOHS) LT Kathryn McNamara for being chosen for the 2021 John C. Eason Award for Environmental Health Officers. This prestigious accolade, awarded by the Environmental Health Officers Professional Advisory Committee (EHOPAC), reflects her contributions and service to the promotion of public health.

Are You Really 508 Compliant?

The Events Management Branch (EMB) provides accessibility services including real-time captioning, post-production captioning and audio description to ensure 508-compliant media and web content. Consult with EMB to ensure your media and web content really works for everyone — particularly for your colleagues with disabilities.

I AM ORS Summer 2021

The Office of Research Services is comprised of a diverse portfolio of services that support the NIH mission. In this section - I AM ORS, we showcase the exceptional employees behind these vital programs.

Locate Your Automatic External Defibrillator (AED)

Automatic External Defibrillators (AEDs) are provided in an area near you for emergency use by trained personnel to aid in the emergency response time of those who maybe experiencing sudden heart-irregularities and cardiac arrest or symptoms.

NIH Childcare Centers Promote Children’s Health and Wellbeing

The teachers and staff at each of the childcare centers have been actively engaged in promoting the wellbeing — physical, mental, emotional and social – of the children enrolled at the centers.

Research Better Faster and Smarter with Expert Help from NIH Librarians

All NIH Institutes/Centers have a designated librarian who can provide personalized research assistance. Find Your NIH Librarian and contact them directly today for help.

Fire Marshal Innovations

The Division of Fire Marshal (DFM) made immediate changes as COVID-19 hit, including rotation of staff, creative scheduling, instituting some telework and authoring many public service articles (several with specific pandemic-related precautions).

Stay in the Know at NIH

Receive the latest information about services that can assist you with balancing work and family during the pandemic, making healthy food choices, as well as other programs and employee services to improve your wellbeing. Learn about hundreds of listservs to stay connected.

Bioinformatics and Computational Biology Symposium 2021

Registration is now open for the Bioinformatics and Computational Biology Symposium 2021. Presented by the NIH Library, the Symposium will be held on September 9, 9:30 a.m.— 3:00 p.m.

Certified vs. Registered Mail: Understanding USPS Special Services

The terms "certified" and "registered" are often used interchangeably. However, they are actually very different services.

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