Clinical Center News
Spring 2018

Let's move with heart: NIH staff celebrate American Heart Month in February

Guest lecturer presents on heart failure and diabetes
NIH staff and volunteers participate at the Clinical Center line dancing event to raise heart health awareness
NIH staff and volunteers filled the Clinical Center atrium Feb. 2 – known as Wear Red Day – to celebrate American Heart Month. Coordinated by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI), attendees' line danced for 30 minutes at the event to raise awareness of heart disease, which is the number one killer of both men and women in America. Research shows that being physically active can help lower the risk of heart disease and stroke. At the event Dr. Gary Gibbons, NHLBI director, invited everyone to move more often. "There is something you can do about your heart health, it’s in your control," Dr. Gibbon said before inviting the dance instructor to show the moves on stage. "You can change the way you live, how you eat, how you become more active!"
Three staff members working in the Clinical Center stand together as they record a video pledging to move with heart
Attendees of the Wear Red Day event were encouraged to not only improve upon their own heart health – but to inspire others to do the same by participating in a pledge to 'move with heart'. Staff, including those from Pediatrics seen above, recorded a short video demonstrating their favorite way to move, and shared it on Twitter and Instagram, using #MoveWithHeart. View more videos from staff in the Clinical Center.
Dr. Jim Gilman, CEO of the Clinical Center, presents a certificate to Dr. E. Dale Abel
Dr. E. Dale Abel (right) was the honored guest speaker at the 2018 NIH Astute Clinician Lecture on "Sugar and the Beating Heart: The Conundrum of Heart Failure in Diabetes". Dr. Jim Gilman (left), NIH Clinical Center CEO, presented the certificate to Abel in Masur Auditorium Feb. 7. Abel is the Francois M. Abboud Chair in Internal Medicine and John B. Stokes Chair in Diabetes Research; Chair and Department Executive Officer, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine. He is internationally recognized for his research on the molecular mechanisms responsible for cardiac dysfunction in obesity, type 2 diabetes, and type 1 diabetes, and for studies of the role of mitochondrial dysfunction in the development of insulin resistance, obesity, and its complications.
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
Food allergy
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
Laptop with stethoscope nearby
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
Doctors at NIH speak in a lecture hall during Nurses Week
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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Pius Aiyelawo swearing into the Senior Executive Service with Dr. Lawrence Tabak
Jackson Taylor (right) and his donor Sean McLaughlin (left)
Dr. Thomas Burklow
Two care providers look at a computer
Child reading a book
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
Patient and doctor
Harold Varmus, Robert Frasca, Mark Hatfield and John Gallin at the groundbreaking of the hospital's new addition
NIH staff and volunteers participate at the Clinical Center line dancing event to raise heart health awareness
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar meets with patients, doctors at NIH
Martha Rinker, speaker from the non-profit National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD), addresses the audience on Rare Disease Day Feb. 29, 2016, at the NIH Clinical Center.
Betsy Furlong inspects the UV Illuminator cassette.
In January 2016, Dr. Robert Watcher visited the NIH and presented at a Contemporary Clinical Medicine: Great Teachers Lecture.
Scientists at the National Institutes of Health have identified a genetic mutation responsible for a rare form of inherited hives induced by vibration.