Clinical Center News
Summer 2018

More than 4,000 students register for Take Your Child to Work Day, which nourishes young scientific minds across NIH

Children explore labs and technology, become a hands-on genetic researcher, learn about the life of social workers, chemists, dieticians and peer reviewers
Child participates in Take Your Child to Work Day Operating Room Boot Camp activity
During Operating Room Boot Camp at the NIH Clinical Center, children placed their wrists under a vein viewer for vein illumination, a device that aids medical staff in finding a good vein for venipuncture. In the background, Dr. Andrew Mannes, chief of the hospital's Department of Perioperative Medicine, demonstrates how the ultrasound machine scans the blood vessels.
 
In the Dental Clinic, children learn the importance of taking care of their teeth
A dental hygienist at the NIH Clinical Center teaches children the importance of maintaining a healthy mouth during the 24th NIH Take Your Child to Work Day. She discussed the role teeth play in actions such as talking, swallowing, chewing and taste and asked her audience to imagine doing these things without teeth.
 
Children participate in Take Your Child to Work Day Hematology Lab
Children had the opportunity to ask NIH Clinical Center staff about blood cells as part of a Hematology lesson.
 
Children participated in Take Your Child to Work Day
A child extracts DNA from a strawberry in a session hosted by the National Human Genome Research Institute.
Stories
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
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
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
Dr. John I. Gallin cuts the ribbon with Heidi Grolig and Jerry Sachs.
People line up at the new marketplace Starbucks café