Town Hall provides NIH updates, open forum for staff
The NIH Medical Executive Committee (MEC) hosted the annual Clinical Staff Town Hall Meeting Jan. 11, 2016, in the Clinical Center with Dr. Avi Nath, Clinical Director of the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke and Chair of the MEC monitoring the meeting. The open forum provided an opportunity for staff to learn about Building 10 updates and offer input on topics such as new approaches to patient safety and mitigating risk, patient activity, Clinical Center budget, an improved patient portal and a new referring physician portal.
Dr. John I. Gallin, director of the Clinical Center, provided an update on the expanded partnership with Walter Reed National Military Medical Center (WRNMMC) and Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences to enable access of Clinical Center patients for clinical services at the WRNMMC in support of the clinical research mission. In addition, in 2016, staff can also expect a new wayfinding app which will be able to provide turn-by-turn directions throughout the building.
Dr. Michael Gottesman, the deputy director for intramural research at NIH, also held a discussion on producing sterile products for human clinical trials at the NIH and determination of need and alternative sources to the Clinical Center Pharmaceutical Development section.
Additional speakers included Steve Holland, chief of the Laboratory of Clinical Infectious Diseases in the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases and deputy director for Intramural Clinical Research, Fred Ognibene, Clinical Center deputy director for Educational Affairs and Strategic Partnerships and Debbie Merke, chief of the Pediatric Consult Service. View more details (NIH staff only).