Clinical Center News
Fall 2018

Department of Transfusion medicine hosts annual symposia in September

Dr. William Ward speaks at a podium and a screen behind him is a poster that says Immunohematology & Blood Transfusion, 27th Annual Symposium
Deputy Chief of the Department of Transfusion Medicine, Dr. William Ward moderates a session at the Sept. 11 symposium.
 
Porter Siems, Paul Ness, Lily SIems on stage. Screen behind has a picture of the Karen King
On behalf of his wife, Professor Karen King, Porter Siems (left) with their daughter Lily VK Siems (right) accepts the Richard J. Davey Award from Dr. Paul M. Ness of Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions (center).
 
Chris Miskel stands at a podium with a screen behind him that discusses a timeline of bringing transfusion medicine innovation from research to application
Chris Miskel, president and CEO of Versiti participates in a discussion with the audience.
 
37th annual Immunohematology & Blood Bank Symposium

The NIH Clinical Center Department of Transfusion Medicine and the American Red Cross co-hosted the 37th annual Immunohematology & Blood Bank Symposium Sept. 11. Over 150 people gathered in Masur Auditorium to learn about recent developments, current practices, controversies and laboratory management issues relative to transfusion medicine.

Dr. Karen King of Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions was awarded, posthumously, the Richard J. Davey Lectureship Award. This award recognizes an individual whose contributions have significantly advanced the field of transfusion medicine. Her husband Porter Siems received the award from Dr. Paul M. Ness of Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions who gave a brief yet heart-felt tribute to King.

Topics discussed during the symposium included uses of group A plasma, storage temperature of platelets, red blood cell use in cardiac disease, and extracorporeal photopheresis. Three clinical vignettes were presented as well with focus on clinical practices and patient safety.

Subheader: 8th annual Red Cell Genotyping Symposium

The NIH Clinical Center Department of Transfusion Medicine with Versiti and its BloodCenter of Wisconsin, co-hosted the 8th annual Red Cell Genotyping Symposium Sept. 12 in the Natcher Auditorium. The symposium, titled “Patient Care”, attracted more than 100 people and reviewed the risks of red cell alloimmunization and emerging applications of molecular matching to enhance patient safety.

Dr. Willy Flegel, chief of the Laboratory Services Section of the Department of Transfusion Medicine, served as one of the moderators and introduced Chris Miskel, president and CEO of Versiti, who discussed the current state of the U.S. blood supply. The presented topics were patient care focused and included several talks about strategies to avoid red cell alloimmunization and clinical vignettes to illustrate patient care management utilizing genotyping results.

Dr. Gregory A. Denomme, Dr. Willy A. Flegel and Sue Johnson Stand in front of a screen with acknowledgements to say thank you to the NIH Department of Transfusion Medicine
The scientific committee, Drs. Gregory A. Denomme (left) and Willy A. Flegel (right), and the symposium coordinator, Sue Johnson (center) during the Red Cell Genotyping symposium.
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Karen Baker, Dr. Colleen Hadigan and Victoria Anderson stand in a hallway.
Dr. Daniel Kastner examining a patient at the NIH Clinical Center
A nurse provides Dr. Anthony Fauci a flu shot
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NIH staff gather at a relay race at the NIH Clinical Center
Dr. Gilman speaks at a podium
Four people listen to a dietician speak about the Nutrition Department while a employee preps food
Prediction and probability maps from prostate cancer researchers
Dr. Francis Collins, Shawn Thomas and Dr. Jim Gilman stand on stage as Thomas holds a plaque
National Symphony Orchestra performance
Two men up close to the MRI magnet, outside
Dr. Christopher Pleyer, Dr. Kelly Stone and Dr. Robert Lembo stand in front of a screen that says Distinguished Clinical Teacher Award Winner. Stone holds a plaque
Artwork decorates stairwells
Dr. William Ward speaks at a podium and a screen behind him is a poster that says Immunohematology & Blood Transfusion, 27th Annual Symposium
Four students and a teacher hold an oversized check to benefits patients at the NIH Clinical Center
Senior leaders at NIH cut a ribbon opening two hospice suites at the Clinical Center
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Patient Photography Studio
Dr. Francis Collins, director of the NIH sties in a chair to the left. Barbra Streisand holds a microphone and sits in a chair to the right – speaks to the audience
Dr. James Gilman stands with Alba C. Murphy as they smile and hold a certificate
A paper cutout of a hand shape with a stick on the end. Text on the paper says I [heart] clean hands
Patient with Degos disease addresses symposium attendees
CDC and NIH representatives stand in a special isolation patient room at the NIH Clinical Center
Eight young men and women line up holding graduation certificates in Lipsett Auditorium
A four panel exhibit with photos, text and artifacts on NIH medical pioneers Christian Anfinsen and Michael Potter
NIH Clinical Center volunteer Chaoyang Wang
Woman with scientific cap on her head plays a touch game
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NIH Clinical Center doctor receives award
Children participate in Take Your Child to Work Day Hematology Lab
Leslie Wehrlen holds a plaque.
Sixteen women, graduates of the program and departmental leaders, gather for a photo
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Jackson Taylor (right) and his donor Sean McLaughlin (left)
Dr. Thomas Burklow
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NIH employee, Ricky Day, trys the prototype device
U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Jerome Adams tours Clinical Center with CC CEO Dr. James K. Gilman
First Lady Melania Trump gets together with five children to pose for a picture
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Harold Varmus, Robert Frasca, Mark Hatfield and John Gallin at the groundbreaking of the hospital's new addition
Black and White photo of the first meeting of the National Advisory Eye Council (13 men) gathering on steps
Jim Gilman at Town Hall in Masur Auditorium
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Betsy Furlong inspects the UV Illuminator cassette.
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The atrium gift shop recently re-opened under management of the Foundation for the Advancement of Education in the Sciences
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