Clinical Center News
Fall 2019

Clinical Center Department of Transfusion Medicine hosts fall symposiums

Jay Epstein receives an award from Dr. Harvey G. Klein
Dr. Jay Epstein, of the FDA, receives the Richard J. Davey Award from Dr. Harvey G. Klein, former chief of the NIH Clinical Center Department of Transfusion Medicine.
Kamille West at a podium
Dr. Kamille A. West, NIH Clinical Center Department of Transfusion Medicine Blood Services Section chief, provides an update on the status of granulocyte transfusions.
Michael Murphy at a podium
Dr. Michael F. Murphy, AABB President, kicks off the Red Cell Genotyping Patient First Symposium meeting with his keynote address.
38th Annual Immunohematology & Blood Transfusion Symposium

A record breaking number of people came to the 38th Annual Immunohematology & Blood Transfusion Symposium Sept. 19 in the NIH Clinical Center. The audience heard presentations that educated participants about transfusion medicine practices and guidelines in Europe and global awareness of blood availability and safety worldwide. Esteemed presenters from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, the American Red Cross, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, and the National Institutes of Health discussed continuing transfusion medicine advancements and persistent concerns. The day ended with a presentation by Dr. John Tisdale, from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, entitled "Curative Therapies for Hemoglobinopathies."

9th Annual Red Cell Genotyping Patient First Symposium

The 9th Annual Red Cell Genotyping Patient First Symposium's keynote address was given by Dr. Michael F. Murphy, who is the current president of the professional organization, the AABB. This was the beginning of an impressive line-up of speakers to inform the audience of the latest technologies, applications, and values of red blood cell genotyping when applied to patient care and monitoring.

AABB's recipient of the Karl Landsteiner Award, Dr. Fumiichiro Yamamoto, gave the last presentation entitled "How is all began in the 1980's: MN, ABO and Rh, and where we stand today." His talk left the audience with a good understand of discovery and areas to consider for moving into the future.

Christopher Tormey at the podium
Dr. Christopher A. Tormey, from Yale University, delivers a presentation addressing RBC alloimmunization and the Red Cell Genotyping Patient First Symposium.
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NIH Clinical Center releases Strategic Plan
Mary Sparks receiving a flu shot
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Awardees Elise Ferré, Maureen McDonnell, Ruth Parker and Dr. Douglas Rosing
Language Interpreters Program staff
Dr. Harvey Klein
Julianna Nickel playing the flute
CC Research Nursing Department trains University of Guam Nursing students and Faculty
Dr. Francis Collins, Thu Cao and Dr. Jim Gilman
Dr. Jo Shapiro
Jim Howson
Screen capture of Meet Our Doctors, a new feature of the NIH Clinical Center website
Dr. James Gilman, NIH Clinical Center CEO, addresses staff clinicians
Michael Murphy at a podium
Nurses working on a pedigree diagram within a patient's medical record
nurse kneeling beside a pediatric patient
people gathered around computers
Patient standing with care providers
The metabolic kitchen staff creating precisely measured ultra-processed and unprocessed meals for study participants
Attendees of the Open Notes session gathered together
Pediatric patient ten-year-old JoJo with Dr. Cynthia Tifft
Branden Bolivar proposes to Marissa Amuso, a patient, May 9 at the NIH Clinical Center
Tom Kaminski with Dr. Sherman Souther
Kayden Reinke, at the age of 2, holding Lammie
Project SEARCH graduates and team
Dr. Marijo Bilusic
Singer-songwriter and pianist Chris Urquiaga
Three women photographed with an award
Man in fatigues talking to care provider
A pediatric patient with her mother and members of the NIH Blood Bank
NIH musical group led by Dr. Collins performing on stage
Dr. Eric Betzig at the podium
Children conducting a science experiment
Trina Davis
Graphic of a cochlear implant
Staff member using a sewing machine
Dr. Saul Rosen
a patient's wristband getting scanned upon checking in or out
Michael Bard, a volunteer medical musician, holds his guitar in a patient room
Nancy Holmfeld
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People dancing in the atrium
people taking a selfie
Health Information Management Department staff posing for a photo
Young boy holds up a sign that says I love clean hands
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