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Annual holiday party is December 20. Celebrate the season with friends and colleagues: this year’s holiday party will showcase the diversity of New York City with food, drinks, music, dancing and entertainment, in Abby Lounge and Dining Room and throughout the CRC, from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. For more information, please contact Anne Debassac, Human Resources, at x8379 or

Dr. Stebbins to deliver holiday lecture. C. Erec Stebbins, associate professor and head of the Laboratory of Structural Microbiology, will present a talk to area high school students titled “Bacteria’s Deadly Design: How Earth’s most prevalent life-form uses a microscopic syringe to invade and attack” on December 27 in Caspary Auditorium. The lecture is open to high school students only. Tickets are required. For more information, contact Gloria Phipps, x8967.

Flu shots and Tdap vaccine available. Occupational Health Services is offering flu shots to Rockefeller and HHMI employees and students from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays in room 118 of the Hospital Building. No appointment is needed. Also, the Tdap vaccine, which protects against diphtheria, tetanus and pertussis (whooping cough), is available to those who have not had a shot containing the pertussis vaccine as an adult; a prescription from your physician is required. For more information, please call OHS at x8414.