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.
Spring 2019
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5/16/2019CREx, the Collaborative Research Exchange (nih.scientist.com), is a discovery tool available to NIH scientists and staff as part of the Intramural Research Program. It’s an exclusive NIH online searchable platform for IRP researchers.
CREx: A Discovery Tool To Locate ORS Scientific ResourcesMay 16, 2019Spring 2019
5/16/2019Colorful graphics and inspiring messages can now be seen along the stairwell in Building 31. The Medical Arts Team transformed the B-wing stairwell encouraging us to stay active and take the stairs rather than the elevators.
Medical Arts Transforms Stairwell to Promote Health and WellnessMay 16, 2019Spring 2019
5/16/2019The Office of Research Services (ORS) is comprised of a diverse portfolio of services that support the NIH mission.
I AM ORS Spring 2019May 16, 2019Spring 2019
5/16/2019The Division of Mail Management Services (DMMS) is often asked about proper return address standards for official mail originating from NIH. With more NIH offices using computer-generated return address labels this issue has become increasingly important
Proper Return Addressing for Official Mail GuidanceMay 16, 2019Spring 2019
5/16/2019DIS hosted its 17th Annual Immigration Conference on April 23 and 24 in the Natcher Conference Center. The annual conference features over 20 sessions on immigration topics geared at all levels of knowledge.
17th Annual DIS Immigration ConferenceMay 16, 2019Spring 2019
5/16/2019Wellness@NIH, created and maintained by Health and Wellness Council and Division of Amenities and Transportation Services, was recently relaunched and enhanced.
NIH Launches Redesigned Personal Health and Wellness Site May 16, 2019Spring 2019
5/16/2019Congratulations to Derek McDowell on being named the 2018 Federal Library Technician of the Year. He was recognized for his innovation and dedication as a technical resource for NIH Library multimedia services and for his superior customer service. 
NIH Library Reference Assistant Named 2018 Federal Library Technician of the YearMay 16, 2019Spring 2019
5/16/2019The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) regulates radioactive material for the Federal Government. The NRC is led by five politically appointed Commissioners.
NRC Commissioner Visits the NIH May 16, 2019Spring 2019
5/16/2019The NIH Safety, Health and Wellness Day will be held Wednesday, June 26, rain or shine, at the Clinical Center – South Complex, Building 10 from 10:30 am – 1:30 pm.
NIH Safety, Health & Wellness Day on June 26May 16, 2019Spring 2019
5/16/2019The NIH Big Read 2019 aims to foster collaboration and community across NIH through discussing a book over several months, culminating in an author event held at NIH.
NIH Big Read 2019May 16, 2019Spring 2019
5/16/2019NIH provides interpreting and real-time captioning services to the deaf and hard of hearing community. Services are centrally funded and available to everyone upon request – including employees, contractors, patients and their families, and visitors. 
Scheduling ASL Interpreters for Open Events May 16, 2019Spring 2019
5/16/2019Through the end of June, NIH staff are invited to improve their personal and professional well-being through the “Spring into Wellness” campaign, a partnership between the Office of Research Services (ORS) and the Office of Human Resources (OHR).
Spring into Wellness 2019May 16, 2019Spring 2019
5/16/2019NIH’s Laser Safety Program to be used in the development of a template that will be included in the upcoming revision of an industry standard.
NIH Beams Into Future Laser Safety StandardMay 16, 2019Spring 2019
5/16/2019DVR’s Animal Behavior and Welfare team is composed of a veterinarian specializing in animal welfare, five full-time behavior management technicians, and one part-time enrichment technician.
Animal Behavior Team Supports the Welfare of Research AnimalsMay 16, 2019Spring 2019
5/16/2019The NIH Police facilities in Building 31C is undergoing renovations through October 2019. During this period, the police front desk operations will temporarily relocate to the CRC North lobby of Building 10 at the reception desk.
NIH Police Front Desk Relocating to Building 10 Until OctoberMay 16, 2019Spring 2019

Did You Know?
In 2018...
  • 720 Special Events. 
  • 510 Children enrolled in the NIH-sponsored child care centers. 
  • 534,735 DP issued Visitor Badges. 
  • 186,771 DP inspected vehicles. 

The NIH Police facilities in Building 31C is undergoing renovations through October 2019. During this period, the police front desk operations will temporarily relocate to the CRC North lobby of Building 10 at the reception desk. More »

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