Clinical Center News
Winter 2018

Holiday spirit in the hospital

Gingerbread houses, Santa and festive decorations delight patients and staff
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The Gingerbread House Contest Paper Ballot 1st place winner
The Clinical Center's 14th Annual NIH Gingerbread House Decorating Contest drew 69 entries and countless smiles. Created by NIH staff, the entries – 14 more than last year – ranged from movie themes such as Moana, Beauty and the Beast and Harry Potter to medical-related messages about ongoing research and diversity in research. The houses were judged by employees, patients and visitors with paper ballots and on Facebook. View all of the images on The Clinical Center Facebook.
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Gingerbread, Gingerbread House
The Gingerbread House Contest Paper Ballot 3rd place winner: 3 SE Day Hospital Nursing Unit, NIH Clinical Center.
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The Gingerbread House Contest Facebook 1st place winner
The Gingerbread House Contest Facebook 1st place winner: Section on Skeletal Disorders and Mineral Homeostasis, National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research.
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The Gingerbread House Contest Facebook 2nd place winner and the Paper Ballot 2nd place winner
The Gingerbread House Contest Facebook and Paper Ballot 2nd place winner: Post Bac Team, National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences.
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The Gingerbread House Contest Facebook 3rd place winner
The Gingerbread House Contest Facebook 3rd place winner: OxCam/Wellcome Trust Program, NIH.
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Parking Garage attendant's booth decorated with lights
The parking garages around the NIH Clinical Center sparkle with holiday cheer. Parking booth attendants, such as supervisor Menbere Haile from the P1 garage in the Clinical Center, and others across the NIH campus decorated their facilities. They participate in a yearly competition for best decorations.
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Santa visits with one of the Clinical Centers youngest patients, in the pediatric unit
Santa visits with one of the Clinical Centers youngest patients, in the pediatric unit.
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Santa visited children in the Playroom of the Clinical Center in December
Santa visited children in the Playroom of the Clinical Center in December.
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For the children who were unable to leave their room, Santa came to them with gifts in hand
For the children who were unable to leave their room, Santa came to them with gifts in hand.
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A menorah in the north atrium of the Clinical Center
A menorah in the north atrium of the Clinical Center is among many decorations throughout the hospital.
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Decorated door with Reindeer
Several departments decorated their doors in the Clinical Center. Visit our Facebook to see more.
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A group of carolers gather on Christmas Eve
On Dec. 24, more than 40 members of the Gay Men's Chorus traveled to the NIH Clinical Center to bring holiday cheer to patients. They visited nine units and sang to more than 45 patients as well as family members and staff. This year marked their 35th year of caroling from unit to unit. They first began the singing tradition in the 80s to lift the spirits of patients who were here on HIV/AIDS protocols.
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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
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
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
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