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Office of Research Services –​ August Events Snapshot

Each month, the Office of Research Services (ORS) provides a snapshot of selected activities we are offering during the month. Check out the links below and mark your calendar with the events that interest you. Stay informed of other activities in the daily NIH Calendar of Events, join our listservs and follow @NIHEmplSrvcs on Twitter.​

Feds Feed Families Outreach Event – August 8

Thank you to those who have already donated. Through your donations, the NIH has already donated almost 34,000 pounds of food. We are off to a great start on meeting our 2023 goal of 118,000 pounds of food.

Join us on August 8 from 11 AM to 1 PM at the NIH Community Market located just outside of the Building 10 South Lobby to meet our partners who directly benefit from your generous donations. The Children's Inn and Safra Lodge will provide information on how they support the NIH mission. Be sure to spin the Food Trivia Wheel and test your knowledge. 

Other NIH partners who will also be attending:

Can't make the event? No worries, check out the NIH Feds Feed Families website to learn more about our local and off-campus location partners in need, how to locate a food bank in your area or anywhere in the United States

Don't forget to record your generous donation on the Feds Feed Families hub

Coming soon: You will have the option to donate at the cashier stations in the Eurest Dining Services cafeterias located in Buildings 10 and 35. Stay tuned for more information!

Supervisor Well-Being Peer Circles Begin August 8  

As a supervisor, are you feeling burnout and overwhelmed? Are you looking for an opportunity to discuss your current stressors/challenges with other supervisors? Are you searching for ways to take care of yourself while also managing life and work expectations? If you answered yes to one or all the questions, sign up today to meet and discuss with other supervisors on how to sustain your well-being at work and at home while meeting the needs of your staff, organization and life.

The Supervisor Well-Being Peer Circles will occur weekly on Tuesdays at 9 AM, for six sessions, beginning August 8 and continuing until September 12. Space is limited. Be mindful to sign up for sessions you can attend. If you are unable to attend a reserved session, please email Tonya Lee so someone else can participate.

Reserve your virtual seat today

Please note: These sessions are not therapy support groups and are not intended to provide treatment and/or recommendations.  If you need to speak to a professional, please contact the NIH Employee Assistance Program at 301-496-3164.  


Stay in the KNOW - Join the Listservs Today!

  • Interested in learning about resources to support a healthier lifestyle?

  • Looking for an interactive forum to ask for information and share opinions on any parenting and childcare issues?

  • Wanting to connect to others who are providing care for an elderly family member, adult child with special needs or a spouse?

If you answered yes to one or all the questions above, join one of our listservs. These listservs provide a virtual platform in assisting the NIH workforce to meet their life, work and family needs, as well as informing the NIH community about special events, transportation services food options and webinars.

If you can only sign up for one, we recommend the Wellness@NIH listserv. All of our special events and webinars, along with fitness news, peer circles information and food services updates will be posted on this listserv.

Don't forget to review the NIH Calendar of Events email that is delivered to your inbox every morning for our upcoming NIH wide events, fitness classes, food trucks and Lunch and Learn webinars. 

You can also follow us @NIHEmplSrvcs on Twitter for more information about services that can assist you with integrating life, work and family, making healthy food choices, as well as other programs and employee services to improve your wellbeing.


Free Fitness For You Classes in August

Summer weather is in full swing, making it a perfect time to enjoy free online "Fitness for You" classes. Whether you want to join live or watch later, all NIH staff can choose from a variety of classes for all levels of fitness. Check out the Fitness and Wellbeing websitefor the full schedule of this month's classes.

If you want to connect with other NIH staff who share your interest in fitness and well-being, you can sign up for the Wellness@NIH listserv and the Wellness@NIH Facebook group. These are great platforms to exchange tips, resources and support. Be on the lookout for some exciting news about the Building 31 Fitness Center.


Immigration Basics Seminar for Administrative Staff – August 23

The Division of International Services (DIS) is hosting an Immigration Basics Seminar for administrative staff on Wednesday, August 23, 2023, from 11:00AM – 12:30PM via WebEx. The objective of this seminar is to provide insight into the processes that NIH Visiting Program scientists navigate before their arrival and during their stay at the NIH. 

This seminar provides:

  • Basic information about the U.S. immigration system

  • Brief historical overview of immigration practices and laws, as well as the agencies involved in the process

  • Visual display of the various immigration controlling documents (passports, visas, admission evidence, EAD, DS-2019, I-20, approval notices, etc.), as well as explanations about their significance and how they are obtained

  • Understanding the difference between visa and status, the importance of compliance, and possible consequences of non-compliance. 

To register for this event, email


Lunch and Learn Webinar - Living with Purpose: Embracing the Later Years with Dignity and Fulfillment – August 24

As we age, it's crucial to acknowledge that life's purpose does not diminish but evolves. On Thursday, July 24, from 1 PM to 2 PM, participants will explore the significance of living purposefully during the later stages of life and how older adults can maintain their physical and mental well-being while engaging in meaningful activities that bring joy and fulfillment. We will also address the importance of providing adequate support for individuals who may require assistance due to the challenges that aging can bring. 

Reserve your virtual seat today

This webinar and others are archived on the NIH Child and Family Programs website, under "Family Resources." If you have any questions, please contact the Child and Family Programs Team at 301-827-3250.       

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Reasonable Accommodations

Individuals with disabilities who need sign language interpreting and/or other reasonable accommodations to participate in the activities listed should contact Ms. Tonya Lee, NIH Work-Life Coordinator via email or via phone: 301-443-7118.