Clinical Center News
Summer 2019

NIH and The Children's Inn at NIH celebrate Sibling Day to support the brothers and sister of patients being treated at the NIH Clinical Center

On July 9, the NIH Clinical Center and The Children's Inn at NIH celebrated Sibling Day – a day focused on the important role siblings play in the care of their brothers and sisters who are participating in clinical research. The "Super Sibs", as we like to call them, visited our Department of Laboratory Medicine to conduct fun experiments, the National Institute of Mental Health clinic to learn what it's like to get an MRI, and much more.

A patient's sibling conducts a science experiment
Toni (right), along with another Super Sib, vortex a test tube sample to mix up reagents during the 2019 NIH Sibling Day in the NIH Clinical Center Department of Laboratory Medicine. Pictured left, Kathy Spaid, a team lead in the departments Chemistry Stat Lab, and center, Courtney Hall, a team lead in the departments Hematology Coag.
 
A patients brother and sister conduct a science experiment
With steady hands, Super Sib Abel (center) picks up a ribbon of tissue out of a warm water bath during the 2019 NIH Sibling Day. His sister Amana (left), and he, are here at the NIH Clinical Center as their sibling participates in a stem cell transplant clinical trial. After some coaching from Eddie Martin (right), team lead for Histology in the Department of Laboratory Medicine, the siblings were able to slice small portions of tissue samples, through a process called microtomy, transfer the ribbon of tissue sections to a warm water bath then pick up the samples with glass charged slides. Looking on from behind is Teresa Bauch, a medical technology in the department's microbiology section.
 
A sibling of a patient tries a mock MRI scanner and others clap
Everyone is clapping for Super Sibling Amana who anxiously tried an MRI simulator. Pictures, left to right, Lori Wiener, Co-Director of the Behavioral Health Core and Director of the Psychosocial Support and Research Program in the National Cancer Institute, Mira Bajaj and Emily Jones, Post baccalaureate Intramural Research Trainee Awardees with the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), Super Sibling Amana, and Dr. John Ingeholm, a Biomedical Engineer with NIMH.
 

- Debbie Accame and Molly Freimuth

Stories
Nurses working on a pedigree diagram within a patient's medical record
nurse kneeling beside a pediatric patient
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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Teresa Bauch showing children cultures of infectious diseases on Take Your Child to Work Day
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Staff at the site of a new facility
Woman typing on a Workstation on Wheels computer
Staff view a piece of paper in a kitchen
Men on stage at the awards
Josh and Lisa Danielpour
A redesigned common area in the NIH Clinical Center Edmond J. Safra Family Lodge
Nicholas Rodriquez enjoying the Virtual Reality experience
A young boy voting on gingerbread houses
Retired Navy Capt. Pius A. Aiyelawo speaking at the NIH Veterans Day Celebration Nov. 7
Pediatric patients are given candy by departments at the Clinical Center
a man smiling
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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