Business briefs

Apr. 17, 2013 @ 06:55 PM

NIEHS to hold biomedical sciences career fair

DURHAM – The National Institute of Health Sciences is holding its 16th annual Biomedical Career Fair April 26 at the Research Triangle Park campus of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

The day-long career fair is slated to include career panels, skill workshops and other events. It targets postdoctoral fellows and advanced graduate students.

“Scientists today have a lot of career options, so we wanted to create an event that would showcase that to our attendees, and help them find the one that’s right for them,” said Staton Wade, a research fellow with the institute and the co-chair of the career fair’s planning committee, in a statement in a news release.

Registration for the fair is free and required. For more information, go to the website Questions can be e-mailed to

Mortgage default clinic to be Wednesday

DURHAM – A free clinic will be held Wednesday for homeowners in danger of defaulting on their mortgages.

The clinic is an effort of the City of Durham Community Development Department, the Durham Regional Financial Center, Triangle Family Services and Reinvestment Partners.

Local certified housing counselors will offer ways to prevent home loss. Information will also be provided regarding eligibility requirements for homeowners to receive up to $36,000 in mortgage assistance with no repayment required.

To pre-register for the event, go to the website or call 919-560-4570, extension 22244. The clinic will be from 6 to 8 p.m. at the City Hall Council Chambers, 101 City Hall Plaza in Durham.

GSK, foundation seek nonprofit award applicants

DURHAM – GlaxoSmithKline and the Triangle Community Foundation have asked for applications from local nonprofits for the 2013 GSK IMPACT Awards program that recognizes organizations for community health improvement.

The annual program offers up to 10 local nonprofits in the Research Triangle Park and surrounding region $40,000 each to mark achievements and innovations in improving community health.

The scope of this year’s GSK IMPACT Awards has expanded to focus on improving access to health, according to a news release. Eligible programs now include ones that promote healthy lifestyles, advance educational outcomes, and address other determinants of our health.

Applicants must be located in Chatham, Durham, Granville, Person, Orange or Wake counties, and have total operating expenses of between $160,000 and $5 million. For more information on the additional criteria or to apply, go to the website The application deadline is 4 p.m. May 31.