ORS News2Use

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.
Summer 2022
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8/24/2022Ibram X. Kendi, Ph.D., the Andrew W. Mellon Professor in the Humanities and the Founding Director of the Boston University Center for Antiracist Research, will be our featured author and speaker this year for the NIH Big Read
NIH Big Read on September 27 to Feature Dr. Ibram Kendi, "How to Be an Antiracist"August 24, 2022Summer 2022
8/24/2022On Monday, July 18, a new shuttle route was implemented to provide efficient and convenient transport to and from the Clinical Center.
Introducing the Metro Building 10 South Express ShuttleAugust 24, 2022Summer 2022
8/24/2022Are you interested in increasing the visibility of your research? Join us for the Scholarly Publishing Symposium: Elevate Your Research Visibility on October 19, 2022, from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm.
Scholarly Publishing Symposium: Elevate Your Research Visibility October 19, 2022August 24, 2022Summer 2022
8/24/2022Candice Townsend is an exhilarant member of the ORS family.  She currently balances the tasks of serving as the Chief of Information Resources and Services branch at the NIH Library in addition to holding the role of acting director for the library.
I AM ORS Summer 2022August 24, 2022Summer 2022
8/24/2022WAG stands for Waste Anesthetic Gas. At the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the Division of Occupational Health and Safety (DOHS) oversees the WAG Program. WAGs are excess gasses from anesthesia used during human and animal procedures.
The WAG Program at NIH…What is WAG?August 24, 2022Summer 2022
8/24/2022NIH Childcare Centers have done a phenomenal job caring for the children and families throughout the COVID pandemic and variants. It’s always uplifting that amidst continued COVID, changing policies, and even some room closures
Child and Family Program UpdatesAugust 24, 2022Summer 2022
8/24/2022Megan Majocha is a PhD student in Tumor Biology in the NIH-Georgetown Partnership program, in Dr. Kent Hunter’s Laboratory of Cancer Biology and Genetics
Deaf NCI Fellow Wins Awards with Assist from NIH Interpreting TeamAugust 24, 2022Summer 2022
8/24/2022Events Management Branch announces the conference facility at Rockledge II is available for use! The newly renovated conference facility boasts a welcoming reception area and up to 10 conference rooms equipped to provide all your event needs.
Rockledge II Conference Facility Available for UseAugust 24, 2022Summer 2022
8/24/2022This year Events Management installed hearing loops in 16 rooms located Building 1 Wilson Hall, Building 35 (Porter) Conference Center, Building 49 and Rockledge Conference Facility.
Making Conference Facilities More AccessibleAugust 24, 2022Summer 2022
8/24/2022Throughout the trials and tribulations of the COVID pandemic, DATS has been innovative in its approach to ensure that vital services continue to remain available where supported.
We Are DATS, the Division of Amenities and Transportation ServicesAugust 24, 2022Summer 2022
8/24/2022Bob Hamer is the recently hired Audiovisual Engineer for the Television Operations Center (TOC) in the Events Management Branch (EMB) of ORS. The Television Operation Center is the broadcasting nerve center that connects NIH meetings, lectures and events
Television Operations Center: Making ConnectionsAugust 24, 2022Summer 2022
8/24/2022The Division of Personnel Security and Access Control (DPSAC) is happy to share some new updates to the Kiosk that currently exists in the main office on the NIH Bethesda, MD main campus, located in Building 31, Room 1B03.
The New DPSAC Kiosk Employment Questionnaire ModuleAugust 24, 2022Summer 2022

Metro Update: Fare Modernization and old SmarTrip® Cards
Metro Update: Fare Modernization and old SmarTrip® Cards

Metro is investing in new, faster and more reliable fare payment systems, including new faregates on rail and new fareboxes on Metrobus. As part of this transition, beginning March 1, 2022, SmarTrip® cards purchased before 2012 will no longer work and must be replaced.

On April 27, 2021, the Department of Homeland Security has announced that the REAL ID full enforcement date will be extended by 19 months, from October 1, 2021 to May 3, 2023. This extension is due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Learn more about the REAL ID Extension.