Tuesday, September 25, 2012

It's as good as it gets

I'm here at CFSAN (Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition, a part of the US FDA) and at NIH this week for some lab work, a Disease Outbreak Detection meeting, and oh, right, Health and Human Services Secretary Sibelius's announcement of the HHSInnovates award.  Yes, Agilent Technologies, CFSAN and UCDavis and the 100K Pathogen Genome Project is the Secretary's Pick.  There will be photos and of course, something to hang on the wall.  24 of us associated with the project celebrated with house wine and spaghetti at a local restaurant, and a jolly time was had by all.  Since I know weI won't be winning a Nobel or even a Lasker award any time soon, it's as good as it gets, we all agreed at the bar afterwards. 

By the way, if you hold a foreign passport, please be aware they won't let you in the building without 5 days to check you out.   Here is Steffen, enjoying the HHS lobby!

1 comment:

Laura said...

Poor Steffan. Was it a lack of planning somewhere or a lack of communication that left him stranded on the sofe?