Clinical Center News
Fall 2019
Pharmacy Department renovations will modernize, increase capabilities
The NIH Inpatient and Outpatient Pharmacy will undergo major renovations beginning November 18, 2019.
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NIH Clinical Center releases Strategic Plan
The NIH Clinical Center recently posted a Strategic Plan, The NIH Clinical Center at 65: People, Places, and Capabilities.
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Strategic Plan Front Cover Page
NIH staff, contractors – free flu vaccine protects you, patients and family
Foil the Flu, the annual seasonal influenza immunization program for NIH employees and contractors, began Oct. 7 and runs through Nov. 15.
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Mary Sparks receiving a flu shot
Change of Allergy Alert Bands to be Worn by CC Patients
Beginning Oct. 16, the Clinical Center's current Allergy Alert Band will be replaced with a new red Allergy Band that states, 'ALLERGY'.
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wristband with ALLERGY on it
Clinical Center honors staff clinician, nurse practitioner, physician assistant and administrator of the year
In October, the Clinical Center honored four employees for their outstanding clinical excellence and compassion in the care of patients at the NIH Clinical Center.
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Awardees Elise Ferré, Maureen McDonnell, Ruth Parker and Dr. Douglas Rosing
CC celebrates International Interpreters and Translators Day
On Sept. 30, International Interpreters and Translators Day, the Clinical Center honored the work of its excellent and dedicated Language Interpreters Program.
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Language Interpreters Program staff
Dr. Harvey Klein, chief of Department of Transfusion Medicine, retires
Dr. Harvey G. Klein, known throughout the world as an expert on blood transfusions, retired at the end of September after a 46-year distinguished career at NIH.
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Dr. Harvey Klein
Deep brain stimulation allows flutist to play again
Many patients look for ways to "give back" to NIH for providing hope, but for Julianna Nickel, she is sharing the very thing that NIH returned to her — the ability to play the flute.
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Julianna Nickel playing the flute
CC Nursing Department hosts research nurses from Guam
In July, the NIH Clinical Center Nursing Department hosted a small group of nurses and staff from the University of Guam.
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CC Research Nursing Department trains University of Guam Nursing students and Faculty
38 Clinical Center staff honored at NIH Director's Awards Ceremony
This year, 834 awardees from all 27 institutes and centers within NIH were recognized at the NIH Directors Awards Ceremony July 15.
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Dr. Francis Collins, Thu Cao and Dr. Jim Gilman
CC Grand Rounds tackles workplace culture – generating respect and safety in the clinical research environment
How should medical and scientific research establishments deal with unprofessional behavior by employees?
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Dr. Jo Shapiro
Being ready for the Unexpected – Jim Howson focuses on Clinical Center emergency preparedness
Tucked away on the 6th floor of the NIH Clinical Center is a man who spends all day thinking about what can go wrong.
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Jim Howson
New web section highlights NIH Clinical Center doctors
Meet Our Doctors is a new feature of the NIH Clinical Center website that highlights our Clinical Center doctors.
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Screen capture of Meet Our Doctors, a new feature of the NIH Clinical Center website
Inaugural Staff Clinician Professional Development Seminar held to strengthen career development
On Sept. 23, over 75 NIH Staff Clinicians from across the NIH Intramural Research Program gathered for an inaugural Staff Clinician Professional Development Seminar.
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Dr. James Gilman, NIH Clinical Center CEO, addresses staff clinicians
Clinical Center Department of Transfusion Medicine hosts fall symposiums
A record breaking number of people came to the 38th Annual Immunohematology & Blood Transfusion Symposium Sept. 19 in the NIH Clinical Center.
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Michael Murphy at a podium
The Nursing Department Joins the NIH Genomics Revolution
The Clinical Center Nursing Department has joined the genomics revolution that is transforming clinical research and patient care from bench to bedside.
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Nurses working on a pedigree diagram within a patient's medical record
Clinical trials for Fanconi anemia, CLL or SLL, multiple myeloma and healthy volunteers recruiting at the NIH Clinical Center
For more information on trials, or to learn about other available opportunities to participate in research studies...
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Radiology staff wins first place in hackathon at annual informatics conference
In June, two researchers from the NIH Clinical Center collaborated with external colleagues to win first place in a 'Hackathon' at the Society of Informatics Imaging in Medicine annual conference...
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people gathered around computers
Clinical trial with alpha particle radiation treatment attempts to target and destroy cancer cells
On July 23, researchers in the NIH Clinical Center treated the first patient in the U.S. with radioisotope Thorium-227 for mesothelioma.
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Patient standing with care providers
First randomized, controlled study finds ultra-processed diet leads to weight gain
Studies throughout the world have shown associations between processed food and negative outcomes.
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The metabolic kitchen staff creating precisely measured ultra-processed and unprocessed meals for study participants
Focused on transparency, Clinical Center expands patient access to medical record notes
On July 1, the NIH Clinical Center expanded how it shares information with its patients.
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Attendees of the Open Notes session gathered together
First-in-human gene therapy launches with pediatric patient with rare disease
In May, a ten-year-old girl named JoJo received a gene therapy for an extremely rare neurogenerative disease called GM1 gangliosidosis.
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Pediatric patient ten-year-old JoJo with Dr. Cynthia Tifft
Patient proposal pays tribute to the place that gave her a 'second chance at life'
On May 9, after completing her outpatient appointment, patient Marissa Amuso walked out to the common area in Building 10 to find her boyfriend Branden Bolivar on one knee asking for her hand...
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Branden Bolivar proposes to Marissa Amuso, a patient, May 9 at the NIH Clinical Center
Patient celebrates 50th anniversary of open heart surgery at Building 10
Former Clinical Center patient Tom Kaminski (center) returned "home" to the NIH in June in celebration of his successful open heart surgery five decades ago in Building 10.
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Tom Kaminski with Dr. Sherman Souther
Lost in the laundry: a patient's stuffed animal lamb goes missing in action
Pants? Check. Shirts? Check. Stuffed animal Lamb? Check.
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Kayden Reinke, at the age of 2, holding Lammie
Project SEARCH NIH graduates ninth class
Congratulations to the ninth class of graduates from the NIH Project SEARCH program!
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Project SEARCH graduates and team
NCI investigator earns 2019 Distinguished Clinical Teaching Award for commitment to training clinical investigators and contribution to medical education
The 2019 NIH Distinguished Clinical Teaching Award was presented June 12 to Dr. Marijo Bilusic for his commitment to training clinical investigators at the NIH and his overall contribution to...
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Dr. Marijo Bilusic
From jazz to a capella, music in the atrium filled the air
The series "Music in the Atrium" brought some fine performances to the Clinical Center over the Spring and Summer months in 2019.
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Singer-songwriter and pianist Chris Urquiaga
NIH Clinical Center celebrates National Nurses Week and all those who serve our patients and the research mission in Building 10
Nurses working the late shift enjoy breakfast served by their department's leadership as a part of Nurses Week at the NIH Clinical Center, May 6-12, 2019.
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Three women photographed with an award
Volunteer for a clinical trial and make a difference in the health of the nation
For more information on trials, or to learn about other available opportunities to participate in research studies...
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Man in fatigues talking to care provider
Platelets for our brave patients – contribute to the miracle by donating
The NIH Blood Bank and Donor Center at Fishers Lane in Rockville, MD is in need of local members of the community to donate a special type of blood donation called platelet donation.
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A pediatric patient with her mother and members of the NIH Blood Bank
Former NIAMS Director Stephen I. Katz Remembered in Speech and Song
On May 3, friends, colleagues and co-workers gathered in the NIH Clinical Center Masur Auditorium to remember and reflect on the life and professional influence of former National Institute of...
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NIH musical group led by Dr. Collins performing on stage
Nobel Laureate Discusses Recent Progress in Advanced Microscopy
On April 24, Dr. Eric Betzig, of the Howard Hughes Medical institutes' (HHMI) Janelia Research Campus and a 2014 Nobel Laureate for super resolution in microscopy, visited the NIH Clinical Center’s...
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Dr. Eric Betzig at the podium
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...
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Children conducting a science experiment
Soprano and Opera Singer Renee Fleming speaks at NIH on the intersection of music and science.
On May 13, the 2019 J. Edward Rall Cultural lecture (NIH only) brought world-renowned soprano Renee Fleming to the NIH Clinical Center to speak on Music and the Mind.
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Multi-level Parking Garage 9, on west side of Clinical Center, under renovation through October
Beginning on Saturday, June 1 and continuing through October 2019, the 1,260 space MLP-9 Parking Garage will undergo major renovations to address deterioration of concrete flooring...
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Nurses survey confirms need for aging and adult-dependent care resources
In December 2018, the NIH Office of Research Services (ORS), the Aging and Adult-Dependent Care Committee collaborated with the NIH Clinical Center Nursing Department to issue a survey...
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NIDCR Dr. Janice Lee leads underbite operation
In August 2018, Trina Davis walked into her first college course at Bowie State University with her mouth shut, elastic bands constricting her ability to communicate.
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Trina Davis
Cochlear surgery at Clinical Center provides hearing to pediatric patient
In the NIH Clinical Center operating room, a surgery was performed in Fall 2018 that marked two milestones for Building 10 – the first time two cochlear (bilateral) implants were placed...
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Graphic of a cochlear implant
From the House of Hope to the homeless: operating room staff bring warmth to the local community
With a needle, thread and desire to give back, members of the NIH Clinical Center operating room have repurposed surgical cloth into blankets for those experiencing homelessness in Montgomery County.
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Staff member using a sewing machine
Saul Rosen, former Acting Director of CC, passes at 90
In February, former Acting Director of the Clinical Center Dr. Saul Rosen died at the age of 90.
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Dr. Saul Rosen
Wristbands let patients check-in clinics, day hospitals
The Clinical Center has added a new component to the electronic medical record system to allow patients to check into an outpatient clinic or day hospital appointment by simply scanning their...
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a patient's wristband getting scanned upon checking in or out
Medical musician brings soothing sounds to patients
For volunteer Michael Bard, a guitar is his instrument of healing. Bard uses the power of his music to address the psychological, social and spiritual healing of individuals.
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Michael Bard, a volunteer medical musician
Health Information Management (Medical Records) opens satellite desk to support patients' records requests
Nancy Holmfeld, a registered health information administrator, staffs the new satellite desk for the Health Information Management Department on the NIH Clinical Center P1 level.
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Nancy Holmfeld
Researchers, Industry, Patients, Parents and Advocates Join Forces on Rare Disease Day at NIH
If success breeds success, NIH Rare Disease day is a prime example.
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Hearts Dance at the Clinical Center Atrium: NHLBI event promotes heart-healthy choices
Everyone's blood was pumping in the Clinical Center atrium Feb.1 as people danced for the #OurHearts Dance Together event coordinated by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI).
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People dancing in the atrium
NIH Clinical Center Office of Patient Recruitment looking for patient volunteers to join a research study
For more information on trials, or to learn about other available opportunities to participate in research studies, call the NIH Clinical Center Office of Patient Recruitment...
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Health Information Professionals recognized at the Clinical Center
The Health Information Management Department, previously known as Medical Records, celebrated Health Information Professionals Week March 25–29.
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Health Information Management Department staff posing for a photo
Germ Busters Unite – Clinical Center Celebrates Patient Safety Week, Hand Hygiene
A Clinical Center "Germ Busters" team celebrated Patient Safety Week and shared the power of clean hands with patients, visitors and staff in the Clinical Center's North Atrium April 2-4.
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Young boy holds up a sign that says I love clean hands
Help improve the Clinical Center, participate in this year's Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey
On May 20, the U.S. Office of Personnel Management will launch the annual Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey (FEVS) for eligible government employees to confidentially share their perceptions...
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Young minds delight in 2019 NIH Take Your Child to Work Day at the Clinical Center
The Clinical Center participated in the 25th annual Take Your Child to Work Day at NIH April 25.
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Teresa Bauch showing children cultures of infectious diseases on Take Your Child to Work Day
Pencils down! Clinical Center switches to electronic performance management tool
Starting in 2019, supervisors in the Clinical Center will be putting away their pens and paper and firing up their computers to establish their staff's annual performance evaluations...
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Center for Cellular Engineering expands to Southeast Patio
In January, the NIH Clinical Center celebrated the groundbreaking of a new cellular processing facility on the Southeast patio of Building 10 and establishment of the Clinical Center's Center...
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Staff at the site of a new facility
Hospital electronic medical record validated in 2018 as HIMSS Analytics: Stage 7 certification
In 2018, the Health Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) Analytics re-certified the NIH Clinical Center’s electronic health record, known as Clinical Records and Information System...
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Woman typing on a Workstation on Wheels computer
Spices and social skills mix in cooking group for NIMH study participants
People with schizophrenia and related psychoses may struggle with social skills and pre-vocational skills like following directions and working with others.
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Staff view a piece of paper in a kitchen
Staff honored for improving patient care and the workplace environment
In December, Dr. Jim Gilman, CEO of the Clinical Center, proudly presented awards to more than 400 NIH employees for their leadership in helping advance the Clinical Center's priorities...
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Men on stage at the awards
Healthcare advocate, parent of teen with chronic illness speaks at NIH Health IT Day
Lisa Danielpour, a healthcare advocate and mother of a teen with Crohn's Disease, was the guest speaker at the 2018 NIH Health Information Technology Day at the NIH Clinical Center.
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Josh and Lisa Danielpour
Redesign brings fresh look, added light to NIH's Safra Family Lodge
While HGTV didn't make their way on campus in 2018, another four letter group did – the FNIH – and the results are beautiful.
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A redesigned common area in the NIH Clinical Center Edmond J. Safra Family Lodge
Virtual reality goes to the patient room
For many patients, one of the most difficult parts of their protocol is simply staying in a hospital. It is not blood draws or testing, but the prolonged hospital stay.
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Nicholas Rodriquez enjoying the Virtual Reality experience
15th Annual NIH Gingerbread House Decorating Contest drew 77 entries
The 15th annual NIH Gingerbread House Decorating contest had a record year – with 77 entries and entertainment for all.
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A young boy voting on gingerbread houses
Retired Navy Capt. and Clinical Center COO speaks at 2018 NIH Veterans day celebration
Pius A. Aiyelawo, the NIH Clinical Center's chief operating officer, was the keynote speaker for the Nov. 7 NIH Veterans Day Celebration.
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Retired Navy Capt. Pius A. Aiyelawo speaking at the NIH Veterans Day Celebration Nov. 7
Pediatric patients trick-or-treat on Halloween; care providers join festivities in costume
On Oct. 31, pediatric patients, along with their siblings and families, traded in hospital gowns for Halloween costumes and strolled through the NIH Clinical Center on a mission to fill their bags...
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Pediatric patients are given candy by departments at the Clinical Center
Join a study at NIH
For more information on trials listed below, or to learn about other available opportunities to participate in research studies, call the NIH Clinical Center Office of Patient Recruitment...
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Choose to make a difference: Take the NIH Workplace Climate and Harassment Survey today
The NIH Workplace Climate and Harassment Survey launched Jan. 28 and is open for open to NIH employees, contractors, fellows, and special volunteers to take through March 25.
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Clinical Center employees honored for clinical excellence, compassionate care of patients
In October, Dr. Colleen Hadigan with the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases was named Staff Clinician of the Year, and Clinical Center colleagues...
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Karen Baker, Dr. Colleen Hadigan and Victoria Anderson stand in a hallway.
NHGRI Scientific Director named 2018 Federal Employee of the Year
Dr. Daniel Kastner of the National Human Genome Research Institute was named 2018 Federal Employee of the Year as a part of the Samuel J. Heyman Service to America Medals (Sammies).
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Dr. Daniel Kastner examining a patient at the NIH Clinical Center
NIH fights the Flu
The NIH Office of Research Services and the Clinical Center provided free flu shots from Oct. 1 through Nov. 9 to staff who had a valid NIH identification badge.
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A nurse provides Dr. Anthony Fauci a flu shot
Join a study at NIH
For more information on trials, or to learn about other available opportunities to participate in research studies, call the NIH Clinical Center Office of Patient Recruitment...
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Clinical Center staff find their stride in 35th NIH Institute Relay Challenge
An estimated 40 Clinical Center employees took to the races Sept. 20 as they participated in the 35 annual NIH Institute Challenge Relay.
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NIH staff gather at a relay race at the NIH Clinical Center
Clinical Center CEO speaks at inaugural Children's National – NIAID Symposium
On Sept. 17, NIH Clinical Center CEO Dr. Jim Gilman spoke at the first annual Children’s National and NIH National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) Symposium in Washington, D.C.
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Dr. Gilman speaks at a podium
Staff engagement tour program debuts
A lot goes into operations at the largest clinical research hospital in the world. Everyone has an important role to play.
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Four people listen to a dietician speak about the Nutrition Department while a employee preps food
Technology Transfer Office facilitates innovation
The NIH Clinical Center has been at the forefront of innovation since it opened its doors in 1953.
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Prediction and probability maps from prostate cancer researchers
NIH Director's Awards honor 16 Clinical Center employees
The NIH Director's Award Ceremony celebrated 770 staff members across the 27 institutes for superior performance related to fulfilling the mission of the NIH.
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Dr. Francis Collins, Shawn Thomas and Dr. Jim Gilman stand on stage as Thomas holds a plaque
National Symphony Orchestra "types" a tune at Building 10
On Sept. 11, the National Symphony Orchestra performed in the Clinical Center atrium as part of its Sound Health Initiative which brings orchestral music to area hospitals and medical centers.
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National Symphony Orchestra performance
Hitting the mark with a new magnet
On Saturday Aug. 25, a 38,000 lb. magnet was delivered to the NIH Bethesda campus and hoisted into a newly renovated room at the NIH Clinical Center Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Center.
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Two men up close to the MRI magnet, outside
Going above and beyond: learning from lectures, mentors
The 2018 NIH Distinguished Clinical Teaching Award was presented Sept. 5 to Dr. Kelly Stone from the NIH National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID).
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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 encourages staff to take the stairs
They popped up like spring daffodils, seemingly overnight; the colorful, motivational and informational artwork that appeared in Stairwell 7 in Building 10.
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Artwork decorates stairwells
Department of Transfusion medicine hosts annual symposia in September
The NIH Clinical Center Department of Transfusion Medicine and the American Red Cross co-hosted the 37th annual Immunohematology & Blood Bank Symposium Sept. 11.
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Dr. William Ward speaks at a podium and a screen behind him is a poster that says Immunohematology & Blood Transfusion, 27th Annual Symposium
Elementary school students raise $8,000 for CC patients, their families
This summer, the students of Carderock Springs Elementary school in Bethesda, M.D. presented a check for more than $8,400 to benefit patients and families participating...
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Four students and a teacher hold an oversized check to benefits patients at the NIH Clinical Center
New hospice suites provide home-like environment
According to the NIH National Institute on Aging, people who are at the end of life need care in the areas of physical comfort, mental and emotional needs, spiritual issues, and practical tasks.
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Senior leaders at NIH cut a ribbon opening two hospice suites at the Clinical Center
Insurance information and gender identity now incorporated in electronic health record
As of May 31, patients coming to Building 10 are asked to provide their medical insurance information.
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Patient photography and records dept relocate, cafeteria updates
The hospital's Health Information Management Department (Medical Records) relocated to the B1 level in Room B1L400 — across from the Credit Union and next to the convenience store.
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Patient Photography Studio
Words into action – Barbra Streisand visits NIH to speak about her support and involvement with women's heart health
On May 15, the 2018 J. Edward Rall Cultural lecture brought vocalist, actress/producer and cultural icon Barbra Streisand to NIH to speak about her interest and activism in women's heart health.
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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
Two NIH employees hit milestone 50 years of service at the NIH
During the two most recent Town Hall meetings (April 10 and July 10), Dr. James Gilman provided a variety of hospital updates and distributed length-of-service awards to staff...
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Dr. James Gilman stands with Alba C. Murphy as they smile and hold a certificate
Use your power to save lives - CC promotes safe patient care
While national Patient Safety Awareness Week was formally celebrated in March, staff are working to create a culture of patient safety all year-long at the NIH Clinical Center.
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A paper cutout of a hand shape with a stick on the end. Text on the paper says I [heart] clean hands
Clinical Center patient experiences enrich International Degos Disease Symposium
A group of clinicians and researchers in vascular medicine, dermatology, hematology and other specialties gathered in the NIH Clinical Center April 27 for the...
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Patient with Degos disease addresses symposium attendees
Director of Centers for Disease Control and Prevention visits NIH
On June 12, Dr. Robert Redfield, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), visited NIH.
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CDC and NIH representatives stand in a special isolation patient room at the NIH Clinical Center
Project SEARCH NIH graduates eighth class
Congratulations to the eighth class of graduates from the NIH Project SEARCH program!
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Eight young men and women line up holding graduation certificates in Lipsett Auditorium
A sight to see: exhibit highlights NIH pioneers, historical microscopes
Two new history exhibits recently opened in the NIH Clinical Center.
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A four panel exhibit with photos, text and artifacts on NIH medical pioneers Christian Anfinsen and Michael Potter
NIH Clinical Center celebrates support provided by hundreds of volunteers
During National Volunteer Week, April 15-21, the NIH Clinical Center honored 125 volunteers for the support they provide 28 hospital departments and countless patients.
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NIH Clinical Center volunteer Chaoyang Wang
NIH clinical trials need you – HIV research study, brain injury study and others now recruiting
For more information on trials listed below, or to learn about other available opportunities to participate in research studies, call the NIH Clinical Center Office of Patient Recruitment...
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Nurses Week honors 1,000 nurses from the Clinical Center Nursing Department and the NIH Institutes
Dr. Alyssa Brooks, a scientific program specialist, along with Dr. Nancy Ames, a nurse researcher, both with the Clinical Center Nursing Department, presented a Grand Rounds lecture...
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Doctors at NIH speak in a lecture hall during Nurses Week
Fleisher, former Chief of CC Department of Laboratory Medicine, receives U.S. Health and Human Services career achievement award
Dr. Thomas Fleisher, former chief of the National Institutes of Health Clinical Center's Department of Laboratory Medicine receives a U.S. Health and Human Services (HHS) career achievement award...
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NIH Clinical Center doctor receives award
More than 4,000 students register for Take Your Child to Work Day, which nourishes young scientific minds across NIH
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...
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Children participate in Take Your Child to Work Day Hematology Lab
U.S. Public Health Service nurses at the NIH Clinical Center receive high honors
Two Clinical Center U.S. Public Health Service (USPHS) nurses recently received high honors from the USPHS Nurse Professional Advisory Committee.
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Leslie Wehrlen holds a plaque.
NIH Clinical Research Nursing Residency Program earn Accreditation with Distinction as a Practice Transition Program
In late May, the NIH Clinical Research Nursing Residency Program was awarded 'Accreditation with Distinction' as a Practice Transition Program from the American Nurses Credentialing Center.
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Sixteen women, graduates of the program and departmental leaders, gather for a photo
A great workplace begins with the Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey
On May 7, the U.S. Office of Personnel Management launched the annual Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey (FEVS) for eligible government employees...
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NIH STAFF - Take the Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey today!
U.S. Navy Captain Pius Aiyelawo joins Clinical Center as chief operating officer
In April, retired U.S. Navy Captain Pius Aiyelawo joined the Clinical Center as the chief operating officer.
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Pius Aiyelawo swearing into the Senior Executive Service with Dr. Lawrence Tabak
Patient with rare disease receives surprise visit from bone marrow donor
What would you say to the person who saved your life? A young man at the NIH Clinical Center faced this very question...
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Jackson Taylor (right) and his donor Sean McLaughlin (left)
NIH Clinical Center personnel updates
Dr. Thomas Burklow has joined the NIH to lead the Medical Research Scholars Program, a year-long program that competitively selects about 40 medical, dental and veterinary students...
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Dr. Thomas Burklow
NIH staff needing access to electronic health records can now use an updated request form online
The Clinical Research Information System (CRIS) – NIH's electronic health record – touches virtually everyone at the Clinical Center in one way or another...
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Catalog of patient library resources now accessible online
The NIH Clinical Center patient library catalog recently went digital – NIH patients, their family members and caregivers can now go online...
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Child reading a book
Poolesville High School students develop device for Project SEARCH graduate to increase productivity
Thanks to the bright minds of three local high school students, NIH Clinical Center employee Ricky Day has been able to use a new device that has helped him more than double his productivity...
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NIH employee, Ricky Day, trys the prototype device
Adams makes first NIH visit as 20th U.S. Surgeon General
During his first official visit to NIH, Dr. Jerome M. Adams, 20th United States Surgeon General, met with the NIH directors and toured the Clinical Center...
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U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Jerome Adams tours Clinical Center with CC CEO Dr. James K. Gilman
First Lady of the United States, Melania Trump, visit pediatric patients at The Children's Inn at NIH
On Feb. 14, The Children's Inn at the NIH welcomed First Lady Melania Trump to visit campus and celebrate Valentine's Day with pediatric patients.
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First Lady Melania Trump gets together with five children to pose for a picture
Volunteers needed to help NIH advance the science around kidney cancer, metabolic syndrome and respiratory syncytial virus
NIAID researchers are seeking...
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Patient and doctor
Frasca, architect and designer of the north part of Building 10, dies
Robert Frasca, a founding design partner responsible for creating the north side of Building 10, known as the Mark O. Hatfield Clinical Research Center (CRC), died Jan. 3.
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Harold Varmus, Robert Frasca, Mark Hatfield and John Gallin at the groundbreaking of the hospital's new addition
NIH National Eye Institute turns 50
Congress created the NIH National Eye Institute (NEI) in 1968, making vison a top health priority.
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Black and White photo of the first meeting of the National Advisory Eye Council (13 men) gathering on steps
January town hall honor recognizes staff for federal service, reviews results of Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey
In his first town hall meeting of 2018, Dr. Jim Gilman, Clinical Center CEO, recognized 70 staff members with length of service awards to honor the time that they have spent working...
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Jim Gilman at Town Hall in Masur Auditorium
Let's move with heart: NIH staff celebrate American Heart Month in February
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)...
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NIH staff and volunteers participate at the Clinical Center line dancing event to raise heart health awareness
Alex Azar, secretary of U.S. Health and Human Services, makes first official visit to NIH in March
On March 20, escorted by NIH Director Dr. Francis Collins, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar met with Clinical Center patient Dr. Patrick Coughlin...
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U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar meets with patients, doctors at NIH
Starbucks marketplace opens in Clinical Center
The Clinical Center atrium Starbucks Marketplace opened Feb. 2. The coffee shop, which sits where the former Au Bon Pain was located, offers pastries, muffins and cookies as well as...
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People line up at the new marketplace Starbucks café
New pediatric observation unit enhances patient safety, care
The NIH Clinical Center leadership, staff and patients gathered to celebrate the opening of the new special pediatric observation unit in late November.
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C.A.R.E. Channel provides relaxing imagery, music
Being a world class research hospital means continuously enhancing our world class environment of care.
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CEO honors dedicated staff for 2017 accomplishments
Dr. James Gilman hosted the 2017 CEO awards for the Clinical Center Dec. 15 to recognize employees and contractors...
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From the Clinical Center to a disaster zone
When a life-threatening storm is bearing down, most people wouldn't think of the NIH Clinical Center.
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Building 10 F Wing Renovation Achieves LEED Gold Certification
Recent renovations in the NIH Clinical Center just achieved LEED Gold Certification.
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Holiday spirit in the hospital
Gingerbread houses, Santa and festive decorations delight patients and staff.
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Life without a stomach: a patient's perspective on preventative surgery, advancing stomach cancer research
When David Fogel had a stomach, his fast-paced life was focused on expanding Bump 'n Grind, his coffee shop and record store...
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NIH welcomes Acting Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services Eric Hargan
Dr. James Gilman, the chief executive officer of the NIH Clinical Center, describes the layout of the hospital...
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NIH celebrates those who provide patient support
The Clinical Center hosted its seventh annual NIH Family Caregiver Day Nov. 14, recognizing the critical role of family caregivers and encouraging them to take care of themselves.
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Former Astronaut talks patient safety – "It's not rocket science"
Former Astronaut Dr. James Bagian captured the imagination of an NIH audience Dec. 13 as a special guest speaker for the Contemporary Clinical Medicine: Great Teachers Lecture series.
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NIH Nurse Practitioners Week observed Nov. 12-18
During the week of Nov. 12, NIH and many others around the globe, celebrated the critical role of Nurse Practitioners, in the hospital environment.
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NIH needs your help to better understand complications of obesity, asthma, stomach cancer
NICHD seeks adults who are...
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Nurses graduate year-long training program at the Clinical Center
Clinical Center Nursing Department leadership, family and friends joined in celebrating the accomplishments and hard work of the Clinical Research Nursing Residency Program Cohort 4 Nov. 15.
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NIH Clinical Center CEO, retired Army major general, speaks at NIH Veterans Day celebration
Clinical Center Nursing Department leadership, family and friends joined in celebrating the accomplishments and hard work of the Clinical Research Nursing Residency Program Cohort 4 Nov. 15.
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Rare Disease Day features patients' voices, international collaboration
On Feb. 29, Leap Day, the Clinical Center and the NIH National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS) hosted the 2016 Rare Disease Day at NIH.
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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.
Department of Transfusion Medicine improves safety of platelet transfusions
On Jan. 14, 2016, the Clinical Center Department of Transfusion Medicine prepared the first pathogen reduced apheresis platelets at NIH and transfused them to a patient in the Intensive Care Unit.
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Betsy Furlong inspects the UV Illuminator cassette.
Professor presents on "The Digital Doctor," patient safety
In January 2016, Dr. Robert Watcher visited the NIH and presented at a Contemporary Clinical Medicine: Great Teachers Lecture.
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In January 2016, Dr. Robert Watcher visited the NIH and presented at a Contemporary Clinical Medicine: Great Teachers Lecture.
NIH scientists discover genetic cause of rare allergy to vibration
Scientists at the National Institutes of Health have identified a genetic mutation responsible for a rare form of inherited hives induced by vibration.
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Scientists at the National Institutes of Health have identified a genetic mutation responsible for a rare form of inherited hives induced by vibration.
Updated FAES gift store opens in the atrium
Top selling books, unique apparel for kids, coffee mugs and more adorned by the trusty NIH logo now occupy the updated gift store in the Clinical Center atrium.
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The atrium gift shop recently re-opened under management of the Foundation for the Advancement of Education in the Sciences
Motivational speaker showcases importance of improvising, adapting and innovating at work
On Dec. 3, 2016, energetic and lively public speaker Avish Parashar gave a seminar, "Improvise, Adapt, and Innovate in an Ever-Changing World," to a captive NIH audience at the Clinical Center.
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Avish Parashar brought audience members on stage to showcase that planning is important, but the ability to improvise is essential during a seminar on Dec. 3.
Town Hall provides NIH updates, open forum for staff
The NIH Medical Executive Committee hosted the annual Clinical Staff Town Hall Meeting Jan. 11 in the Clinical Center with Dr. Avi Nath, Clinical Director of the NINDS.
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The open forum of the town hall provided an opportunity for staff to learn about Building 10 updates and offer input.
NCI welcomes Oncology Nursing Society to the Clinical Center
On Jan. 28, 2016, 15 members of the Oncology Nursing Society visited the NIH Clinical Center to learn more about the National Cancer Institute's Center for Cancer Research.
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Dr. Pete Choyke discusses his research with fifteen members of the Oncology Nursing Society.
New survey will shape future of the Clinical Center
The 2016 Employee Job Satisfaction and Engagement Survey made specifically for the Clinical Center is an opportunity to provide feedback to leadership about important issues.
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Everyone who works in the Clinical Center, in every type of occupation, can provide feedback in the 2016 NIH Clinical Center Employee Survey.
Israeli health officials visit NIH, talk collaboration
Israeli Minister of Health MK Rabbi Yacov Litznan visited the NIH Clinical Center on Jan. 4, 2016.
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Israeli Minister of Health MK Rabbi Yacov Litznan visits the NIH Clinical Center.
Dr. Richard Childs honored as Assistant Surgeon General in US Public Health Service
On Dec. 18, 2015, Dr. Richard W. Childs was promoted to rear admiral (lower half) in the U.S. Public Health Service and now holds an honorary title of Assistant Surgeon General.
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Dr. Richard W. Childs, joined by his wife, son and daughter, says the oath of office.
Ribbons, bows and ‘ho, ho, hos’ spread holiday cheer
In December, there was plenty of holiday cheer for both patients and staff at NIH.
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Parking booth attendants decorated their facilities to show holiday cheer.
Dr. Clare Hastings retires as chief nurse
After a 25 year career at the NIH Clinical Center, Dr. Clare Hastings, Chief Nurse of the Nursing Department, retired Dec. 31, 2015.
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Dr. John I. Gallin presents Dr. Clare Hastings with the 'dirt award' at her retirement gathering.
Clinical Center Director's Annual Address and Awards honor staff
At the Clinical Center Director's Annual Address and Awards Ceremony on Dec. 18, Dr. John I. Gallin, director of the Clinical Center, summarized the events that occurred in 2015 and honored staff...
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About 300 awards were presented at the Clinical Center Director's Annual Address and Awards Ceremony on Dec. 18.
An extraordinary opportunity: high school student shares her volunteer experience
As a high school student, I was very fortunate to have the opportunity to work as an intern in the Clinical Center’s Office of Communications and Media Relation (OCMR) at the NIH.
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Rebecca Vichi, Clinical Center volunteer.
Updated waiting room opens for guests of ICU patients
In January, the Clinical Center opened a renovated family waiting room for patients in the NIH Clinical Center's ICU.
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Dr. John I. Gallin cuts the ribbon with Heidi Grolig and Jerry Sachs.
Clinical trials at NIH Clinical Center in need of participants
NIDDK and NHLBI clinical trials at NIH Clinical Center are in need of participants.
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Picture of woman looking at camera.
Pharmacy Department renovations will modernize, increase capabilities
The NIH Inpatient and Outpatient Pharmacy will undergo major renovations beginning November 18, 2019.
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NIH staff, contractors – free flu vaccine protects you, patients and family
Foil the Flu, the annual seasonal influenza immunization program for NIH employees and contractors, began Oct. 7 and runs through Nov. 15.
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Mary Sparks receiving a flu shot
Change of Allergy Alert Bands to be Worn by CC Patients
Beginning Oct. 16, the Clinical Center's current Allergy Alert Band will be replaced with a new red Allergy Band that states, 'ALLERGY'.
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wristband with ALLERGY on it
Clinical Center honors staff clinician, nurse practitioner, physician assistant and administrator of the year
In October, the Clinical Center honored four employees for their outstanding clinical excellence and compassion in the care of patients at the NIH Clinical Center.
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Awardees Elise Ferré, Maureen McDonnell, Ruth Parker and Dr. Douglas Rosing
Deep brain stimulation allows flutist to play again
Many patients look for ways to "give back" to NIH for providing hope, but for Julianna Nickel, she is sharing the very thing that NIH returned to her — the ability to play the flute.
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Julianna Nickel playing the flute
Inaugural Staff Clinician Professional Development Seminar held to strengthen career development
On Sept. 23, over 75 NIH Staff Clinicians from across the NIH Intramural Research Program gathered for an inaugural Staff Clinician Professional Development Seminar.
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Dr. James Gilman, NIH Clinical Center CEO, addresses staff clinicians
The Nursing Department Joins the NIH Genomics Revolution
The Clinical Center Nursing Department has joined the genomics revolution that is transforming clinical research and patient care from bench to bedside.
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Nurses working on a pedigree diagram within a patient's medical record
Clinical trials for Fanconi anemia, CLL or SLL, multiple myeloma and healthy volunteers recruiting at the NIH Clinical Center
For more information on trials, or to learn about other available opportunities to participate in research studies...
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nurse kneeling beside a pediatric patient
Clinical trial with alpha particle radiation treatment attempts to target and destroy cancer cells
On July 23, researchers in the NIH Clinical Center treated the first patient in the U.S. with radioisotope Thorium-227 for mesothelioma.
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Patient standing with care providers
Focused on transparency, Clinical Center expands patient access to medical record notes
On July 1, the NIH Clinical Center expanded how it shares information with its patients.
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Attendees of the Open Notes session gathered together
First-in-human gene therapy launches with pediatric patient with rare disease
In May, a ten-year-old girl named JoJo received a gene therapy for an extremely rare neurogenerative disease called GM1 gangliosidosis.
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Pediatric patient ten-year-old JoJo with Dr. Cynthia Tifft
Patient proposal pays tribute to the place that gave her a 'second chance at life'
On May 9, after completing her outpatient appointment, patient Marissa Amuso walked out to the common area in Building 10 to find her boyfriend Branden Bolivar on one knee asking for her hand...
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Branden Bolivar proposes to Marissa Amuso, a patient, May 9 at the NIH Clinical Center
Patient celebrates 50th anniversary of open heart surgery at Building 10
Former Clinical Center patient Tom Kaminski (center) returned "home" to the NIH in June in celebration of his successful open heart surgery five decades ago in Building 10.
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Tom Kaminski with Dr. Sherman Souther
Lost in the laundry: a patient's stuffed animal lamb goes missing in action
Pants? Check. Shirts? Check. Stuffed animal Lamb? Check.
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Kayden Reinke, at the age of 2, holding Lammie
Volunteer for a clinical trial and make a difference in the health of the nation
For more information on trials, or to learn about other available opportunities to participate in research studies...
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Man in fatigues talking to care provider
Platelets for our brave patients – contribute to the miracle by donating
The NIH Blood Bank and Donor Center at Fishers Lane in Rockville, MD is in need of local members of the community to donate a special type of blood donation called platelet donation.
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A pediatric patient with her mother and members of the NIH Blood Bank
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...
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Children conducting a science experiment
NIDCR Dr. Janice Lee leads underbite operation
In August 2018, Trina Davis walked into her first college course at Bowie State University with her mouth shut, elastic bands constricting her ability to communicate.
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Trina Davis
Cochlear surgery at Clinical Center provides hearing to pediatric patient
In the NIH Clinical Center operating room, a surgery was performed in Fall 2018 that marked two milestones for Building 10 – the first time two cochlear (bilateral) implants were placed...
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Graphic of a cochlear implant
Wristbands let patients check-in clinics, day hospitals
The Clinical Center has added a new component to the electronic medical record system to allow patients to check into an outpatient clinic or day hospital appointment by simply scanning their...
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a patient's wristband getting scanned upon checking in or out
Medical musician brings soothing sounds to patients
For volunteer Michael Bard, a guitar is his instrument of healing. Bard uses the power of his music to address the psychological, social and spiritual healing of individuals.
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Michael Bard, a volunteer medical musician
Health Information Management (Medical Records) opens satellite desk to support patients' records requests
Nancy Holmfeld, a registered health information administrator, staffs the new satellite desk for the Health Information Management Department on the NIH Clinical Center P1 level.
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Nancy Holmfeld
Researchers, Industry, Patients, Parents and Advocates Join Forces on Rare Disease Day at NIH
If success breeds success, NIH Rare Disease day is a prime example.
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NIH Clinical Center Office of Patient Recruitment looking for patient volunteers to join a research study
For more information on trials, or to learn about other available opportunities to participate in research studies, call the NIH Clinical Center Office of Patient Recruitment...
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Hospital electronic medical record validated in 2018 as HIMSS Analytics: Stage 7 certification
In 2018, the Health Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) Analytics re-certified the NIH Clinical Center’s electronic health record, known as Clinical Records and Information System...
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Woman typing on a Workstation on Wheels computer
Spices and social skills mix in cooking group for NIMH study participants
People with schizophrenia and related psychoses may struggle with social skills and pre-vocational skills like following directions and working with others.
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Staff view a piece of paper in a kitchen
Healthcare advocate, parent of teen with chronic illness speaks at NIH Health IT Day
Lisa Danielpour, a healthcare advocate and mother of a teen with Crohn's Disease, was the guest speaker at the 2018 NIH Health Information Technology Day at the NIH Clinical Center.
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Josh and Lisa Danielpour
Redesign brings fresh look, added light to NIH's Safra Family Lodge
While HGTV didn't make their way on campus in 2018, another four letter group did – the FNIH – and the results are beautiful.
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A redesigned common area in the NIH Clinical Center Edmond J. Safra Family Lodge
Virtual reality goes to the patient room
For many patients, one of the most difficult parts of their protocol is simply staying in a hospital. It is not blood draws or testing, but the prolonged hospital stay.
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Nicholas Rodriquez enjoying the Virtual Reality experience
Pediatric patients trick-or-treat on Halloween; care providers join festivities in costume
On Oct. 31, pediatric patients, along with their siblings and families, traded in hospital gowns for Halloween costumes and strolled through the NIH Clinical Center on a mission to fill their bags...
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Pediatric patients are given candy by departments at the Clinical Center
Join a study at NIH
For more information on trials listed below, or to learn about other available opportunities to participate in research studies, call the NIH Clinical Center Office of Patient Recruitment...
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Clinical Center employees honored for clinical excellence, compassionate care of patients
In October, Dr. Colleen Hadigan with the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases was named Staff Clinician of the Year, and Clinical Center colleagues...
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Karen Baker, Dr. Colleen Hadigan and Victoria Anderson stand in a hallway.
NHGRI Scientific Director named 2018 Federal Employee of the Year
Dr. Daniel Kastner of the National Human Genome Research Institute was named 2018 Federal Employee of the Year as a part of the Samuel J. Heyman Service to America Medals (Sammies).
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Dr. Daniel Kastner examining a patient at the NIH Clinical Center
NIH fights the Flu
The NIH Office of Research Services and the Clinical Center provided free flu shots from Oct. 1 through Nov. 9 to staff who had a valid NIH identification badge.
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A nurse provides Dr. Anthony Fauci a flu shot
Join a study at NIH
For more information on trials, or to learn about other available opportunities to participate in research studies, call the NIH Clinical Center Office of Patient Recruitment...
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Food allergy
Clinical Center CEO speaks at inaugural Children's National – NIAID Symposium
On Sept. 17, NIH Clinical Center CEO Dr. Jim Gilman spoke at the first annual Children’s National and NIH National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) Symposium in Washington, D.C.
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Dr. Gilman speaks at a podium
NIH Director's Awards honor 16 Clinical Center employees
The NIH Director's Award Ceremony celebrated 770 staff members across the 27 institutes for superior performance related to fulfilling the mission of the NIH.
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Dr. Francis Collins, Shawn Thomas and Dr. Jim Gilman stand on stage as Thomas holds a plaque
Elementary school students raise $8,000 for CC patients, their families
This summer, the students of Carderock Springs Elementary school in Bethesda, M.D. presented a check for more than $8,400 to benefit patients and families participating...
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Four students and a teacher hold an oversized check to benefits patients at the NIH Clinical Center
New hospice suites provide home-like environment
According to the NIH National Institute on Aging, people who are at the end of life need care in the areas of physical comfort, mental and emotional needs, spiritual issues, and practical tasks.
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Senior leaders at NIH cut a ribbon opening two hospice suites at the Clinical Center
Insurance information and gender identity now incorporated in electronic health record
As of May 31, patients coming to Building 10 are asked to provide their medical insurance information.
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Use your power to save lives - CC promotes safe patient care
While national Patient Safety Awareness Week was formally celebrated in March, staff are working to create a culture of patient safety all year-long at the NIH Clinical Center.
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A paper cutout of a hand shape with a stick on the end. Text on the paper says I [heart] clean hands
Clinical Center patient experiences enrich International Degos Disease Symposium
A group of clinicians and researchers in vascular medicine, dermatology, hematology and other specialties gathered in the NIH Clinical Center April 27 for the...
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Patient with Degos disease addresses symposium attendees
NIH clinical trials need you – HIV research study, brain injury study and others now recruiting
For more information on trials listed below, or to learn about other available opportunities to participate in research studies, call the NIH Clinical Center Office of Patient Recruitment...
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Woman with scientific cap on her head plays a touch game
Nurses Week honors 1,000 nurses from the Clinical Center Nursing Department and the NIH Institutes
Dr. Alyssa Brooks, a scientific program specialist, along with Dr. Nancy Ames, a nurse researcher, both with the Clinical Center Nursing Department, presented a Grand Rounds lecture...
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Doctors at NIH speak in a lecture hall during Nurses Week
U.S. Public Health Service nurses at the NIH Clinical Center receive high honors
Two Clinical Center U.S. Public Health Service (USPHS) nurses recently received high honors from the USPHS Nurse Professional Advisory Committee.
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Leslie Wehrlen holds a plaque.
NIH Clinical Research Nursing Residency Program earn Accreditation with Distinction as a Practice Transition Program
In late May, the NIH Clinical Research Nursing Residency Program was awarded 'Accreditation with Distinction' as a Practice Transition Program from the American Nurses Credentialing Center.
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Sixteen women, graduates of the program and departmental leaders, gather for a photo
U.S. Navy Captain Pius Aiyelawo joins Clinical Center as chief operating officer
In April, retired U.S. Navy Captain Pius Aiyelawo joined the Clinical Center as the chief operating officer.
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Pius Aiyelawo swearing into the Senior Executive Service with Dr. Lawrence Tabak
Patient with rare disease receives surprise visit from bone marrow donor
What would you say to the person who saved your life? A young man at the NIH Clinical Center faced this very question...
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Jackson Taylor (right) and his donor Sean McLaughlin (left)
NIH staff needing access to electronic health records can now use an updated request form online
The Clinical Research Information System (CRIS) – NIH's electronic health record – touches virtually everyone at the Clinical Center in one way or another...
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Two care providers look at a computer
Catalog of patient library resources now accessible online
The NIH Clinical Center patient library catalog recently went digital – NIH patients, their family members and caregivers can now go online...
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Child reading a book
First Lady of the United States, Melania Trump, visit pediatric patients at The Children's Inn at NIH
On Feb. 14, The Children's Inn at the NIH welcomed First Lady Melania Trump to visit campus and celebrate Valentine's Day with pediatric patients.
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First Lady Melania Trump gets together with five children to pose for a picture
Volunteers needed to help NIH advance the science around kidney cancer, metabolic syndrome and respiratory syncytial virus
NIAID researchers are seeking...
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Patient and doctor
Alex Azar, secretary of U.S. Health and Human Services, makes first official visit to NIH in March
On March 20, escorted by NIH Director Dr. Francis Collins, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar met with Clinical Center patient Dr. Patrick Coughlin...
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U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar meets with patients, doctors at NIH
Starbucks marketplace opens in Clinical Center
The Clinical Center atrium Starbucks Marketplace opened Feb. 2. The coffee shop, which sits where the former Au Bon Pain was located, offers pastries, muffins and cookies as well as...
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People line up at the new marketplace Starbucks café
New pediatric observation unit enhances patient safety, care
The NIH Clinical Center leadership, staff and patients gathered to celebrate the opening of the new special pediatric observation unit in late November.
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C.A.R.E. Channel provides relaxing imagery, music
Being a world class research hospital means continuously enhancing our world class environment of care.
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Life without a stomach: a patient's perspective on preventative surgery, advancing stomach cancer research
When David Fogel had a stomach, his fast-paced life was focused on expanding Bump 'n Grind, his coffee shop and record store...
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NIH celebrates those who provide patient support
The Clinical Center hosted its seventh annual NIH Family Caregiver Day Nov. 14, recognizing the critical role of family caregivers and encouraging them to take care of themselves.
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NIH needs your help to better understand complications of obesity, asthma, stomach cancer
NICHD seeks adults who are...
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Rare Disease Day features patients' voices, international collaboration
On Feb. 29, Leap Day, the Clinical Center and the NIH National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS) hosted the 2016 Rare Disease Day at NIH.
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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.
Department of Transfusion Medicine improves safety of platelet transfusions
On Jan. 14, 2016, the Clinical Center Department of Transfusion Medicine prepared the first pathogen reduced apheresis platelets at NIH and transfused them to a patient in the Intensive Care Unit.
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Betsy Furlong inspects the UV Illuminator cassette.
Professor presents on "The Digital Doctor," patient safety
In January 2016, Dr. Robert Watcher visited the NIH and presented at a Contemporary Clinical Medicine: Great Teachers Lecture.
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In January 2016, Dr. Robert Watcher visited the NIH and presented at a Contemporary Clinical Medicine: Great Teachers Lecture.
NIH scientists discover genetic cause of rare allergy to vibration
Scientists at the National Institutes of Health have identified a genetic mutation responsible for a rare form of inherited hives induced by vibration.
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Scientists at the National Institutes of Health have identified a genetic mutation responsible for a rare form of inherited hives induced by vibration.
Updated FAES gift store opens in the atrium
Top selling books, unique apparel for kids, coffee mugs and more adorned by the trusty NIH logo now occupy the updated gift store in the Clinical Center atrium.
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The atrium gift shop recently re-opened under management of the Foundation for the Advancement of Education in the Sciences
Updated waiting room opens for guests of ICU patients
In January, the Clinical Center opened a renovated family waiting room for patients in the NIH Clinical Center's ICU.
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Dr. John I. Gallin cuts the ribbon with Heidi Grolig and Jerry Sachs.
Clinical trials at NIH Clinical Center in need of participants
NIDDK and NHLBI clinical trials at NIH Clinical Center are in need of participants.
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Picture of woman looking at camera.
Pharmacy Department renovations will modernize, increase capabilities
The NIH Inpatient and Outpatient Pharmacy will undergo major renovations beginning November 18, 2019.
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NIH Clinical Center releases Strategic Plan
The NIH Clinical Center recently posted a Strategic Plan, The NIH Clinical Center at 65: People, Places, and Capabilities.
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Strategic Plan Front Cover Page
Clinical Center honors staff clinician, nurse practitioner, physician assistant and administrator of the year
In October, the Clinical Center honored four employees for their outstanding clinical excellence and compassion in the care of patients at the NIH Clinical Center.
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Awardees Elise Ferré, Maureen McDonnell, Ruth Parker and Dr. Douglas Rosing
CC celebrates International Interpreters and Translators Day
On Sept. 30, International Interpreters and Translators Day, the Clinical Center honored the work of its excellent and dedicated Language Interpreters Program.
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Language Interpreters Program staff
Dr. Harvey Klein, chief of Department of Transfusion Medicine, retires
Dr. Harvey G. Klein, known throughout the world as an expert on blood transfusions, retired at the end of September after a 46-year distinguished career at NIH.
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Dr. Harvey Klein
38 Clinical Center staff honored at NIH Director's Awards Ceremony
This year, 834 awardees from all 27 institutes and centers within NIH were recognized at the NIH Directors Awards Ceremony July 15.
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Dr. Francis Collins, Thu Cao and Dr. Jim Gilman
CC Grand Rounds tackles workplace culture – generating respect and safety in the clinical research environment
How should medical and scientific research establishments deal with unprofessional behavior by employees?
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Dr. Jo Shapiro
Being ready for the Unexpected – Jim Howson focuses on Clinical Center emergency preparedness
Tucked away on the 6th floor of the NIH Clinical Center is a man who spends all day thinking about what can go wrong.
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Jim Howson
New web section highlights NIH Clinical Center doctors
Meet Our Doctors is a new feature of the NIH Clinical Center website that highlights our Clinical Center doctors.
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Screen capture of Meet Our Doctors, a new feature of the NIH Clinical Center website
First randomized, controlled study finds ultra-processed diet leads to weight gain
Studies throughout the world have shown associations between processed food and negative outcomes.
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The metabolic kitchen staff creating precisely measured ultra-processed and unprocessed meals for study participants
Patient proposal pays tribute to the place that gave her a 'second chance at life'
On May 9, after completing her outpatient appointment, patient Marissa Amuso walked out to the common area in Building 10 to find her boyfriend Branden Bolivar on one knee asking for her hand...
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Branden Bolivar proposes to Marissa Amuso, a patient, May 9 at the NIH Clinical Center
Patient celebrates 50th anniversary of open heart surgery at Building 10
Former Clinical Center patient Tom Kaminski (center) returned "home" to the NIH in June in celebration of his successful open heart surgery five decades ago in Building 10.
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Tom Kaminski with Dr. Sherman Souther
Lost in the laundry: a patient's stuffed animal lamb goes missing in action
Pants? Check. Shirts? Check. Stuffed animal Lamb? Check.
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Kayden Reinke, at the age of 2, holding Lammie
From jazz to a capella, music in the atrium filled the air
The series "Music in the Atrium" brought some fine performances to the Clinical Center over the Spring and Summer months in 2019.
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Singer-songwriter and pianist Chris Urquiaga
NIH Clinical Center celebrates National Nurses Week and all those who serve our patients and the research mission in Building 10
Nurses working the late shift enjoy breakfast served by their department's leadership as a part of Nurses Week at the NIH Clinical Center, May 6-12, 2019.
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Three women photographed with an award
Former NIAMS Director Stephen I. Katz Remembered in Speech and Song
On May 3, friends, colleagues and co-workers gathered in the NIH Clinical Center Masur Auditorium to remember and reflect on the life and professional influence of former National Institute of...
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NIH musical group led by Dr. Collins performing on stage
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...
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Children conducting a science experiment
Soprano and Opera Singer Renee Fleming speaks at NIH on the intersection of music and science.
On May 13, the 2019 J. Edward Rall Cultural lecture (NIH only) brought world-renowned soprano Renee Fleming to the NIH Clinical Center to speak on Music and the Mind.
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Multi-level Parking Garage 9, on west side of Clinical Center, under renovation through October
Beginning on Saturday, June 1 and continuing through October 2019, the 1,260 space MLP-9 Parking Garage will undergo major renovations to address deterioration of concrete flooring...
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Nurses survey confirms need for aging and adult-dependent care resources
In December 2018, the NIH Office of Research Services (ORS), the Aging and Adult-Dependent Care Committee collaborated with the NIH Clinical Center Nursing Department to issue a survey...
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Cochlear surgery at Clinical Center provides hearing to pediatric patient
In the NIH Clinical Center operating room, a surgery was performed in Fall 2018 that marked two milestones for Building 10 – the first time two cochlear (bilateral) implants were placed...
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Graphic of a cochlear implant
From the House of Hope to the homeless: operating room staff bring warmth to the local community
With a needle, thread and desire to give back, members of the NIH Clinical Center operating room have repurposed surgical cloth into blankets for those experiencing homelessness in Montgomery County.
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Staff member using a sewing machine
Saul Rosen, former Acting Director of CC, passes at 90
In February, former Acting Director of the Clinical Center Dr. Saul Rosen died at the age of 90.
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Dr. Saul Rosen
Wristbands let patients check-in clinics, day hospitals
The Clinical Center has added a new component to the electronic medical record system to allow patients to check into an outpatient clinic or day hospital appointment by simply scanning their...
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a patient's wristband getting scanned upon checking in or out
Medical musician brings soothing sounds to patients
For volunteer Michael Bard, a guitar is his instrument of healing. Bard uses the power of his music to address the psychological, social and spiritual healing of individuals.
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Michael Bard, a volunteer medical musician
Health Information Management (Medical Records) opens satellite desk to support patients' records requests
Nancy Holmfeld, a registered health information administrator, staffs the new satellite desk for the Health Information Management Department on the NIH Clinical Center P1 level.
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Nancy Holmfeld
Hearts Dance at the Clinical Center Atrium: NHLBI event promotes heart-healthy choices
Everyone's blood was pumping in the Clinical Center atrium Feb.1 as people danced for the #OurHearts Dance Together event coordinated by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI).
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People dancing in the atrium
Health Information Professionals recognized at the Clinical Center
The Health Information Management Department, previously known as Medical Records, celebrated Health Information Professionals Week March 25–29.
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Health Information Management Department staff posing for a photo
Germ Busters Unite – Clinical Center Celebrates Patient Safety Week, Hand Hygiene
A Clinical Center "Germ Busters" team celebrated Patient Safety Week and shared the power of clean hands with patients, visitors and staff in the Clinical Center's North Atrium April 2-4.
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Young boy holds up a sign that says I love clean hands
Help improve the Clinical Center, participate in this year's Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey
On May 20, the U.S. Office of Personnel Management will launch the annual Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey (FEVS) for eligible government employees to confidentially share their perceptions...
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Young minds delight in 2019 NIH Take Your Child to Work Day at the Clinical Center
The Clinical Center participated in the 25th annual Take Your Child to Work Day at NIH April 25.
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Teresa Bauch showing children cultures of infectious diseases on Take Your Child to Work Day
Pencils down! Clinical Center switches to electronic performance management tool
Starting in 2019, supervisors in the Clinical Center will be putting away their pens and paper and firing up their computers to establish their staff's annual performance evaluations...
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Center for Cellular Engineering expands to Southeast Patio
In January, the NIH Clinical Center celebrated the groundbreaking of a new cellular processing facility on the Southeast patio of Building 10 and establishment of the Clinical Center's Center...
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Staff at the site of a new facility
Staff honored for improving patient care and the workplace environment
In December, Dr. Jim Gilman, CEO of the Clinical Center, proudly presented awards to more than 400 NIH employees for their leadership in helping advance the Clinical Center's priorities...
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Men on stage at the awards
15th Annual NIH Gingerbread House Decorating Contest drew 77 entries
The 15th annual NIH Gingerbread House Decorating contest had a record year – with 77 entries and entertainment for all.
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A young boy voting on gingerbread houses
Retired Navy Capt. and Clinical Center COO speaks at 2018 NIH Veterans day celebration
Pius A. Aiyelawo, the NIH Clinical Center's chief operating officer, was the keynote speaker for the Nov. 7 NIH Veterans Day Celebration.
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Retired Navy Capt. Pius A. Aiyelawo speaking at the NIH Veterans Day Celebration Nov. 7
Pediatric patients trick-or-treat on Halloween; care providers join festivities in costume
On Oct. 31, pediatric patients, along with their siblings and families, traded in hospital gowns for Halloween costumes and strolled through the NIH Clinical Center on a mission to fill their bags...
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Pediatric patients are given candy by departments at the Clinical Center
Choose to make a difference: Take the NIH Workplace Climate and Harassment Survey today
The NIH Workplace Climate and Harassment Survey launched Jan. 28 and is open for open to NIH employees, contractors, fellows, and special volunteers to take through March 25.
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Workplace Climate and Harassment Survey. Take the Survey now. Diversity.nih.gov
NIH fights the Flu
The NIH Office of Research Services and the Clinical Center provided free flu shots from Oct. 1 through Nov. 9 to staff who had a valid NIH identification badge.
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A nurse provides Dr. Anthony Fauci a flu shot
Clinical Center staff find their stride in 35th NIH Institute Relay Challenge
An estimated 40 Clinical Center employees took to the races Sept. 20 as they participated in the 35 annual NIH Institute Challenge Relay.
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NIH staff gather at a relay race at the NIH Clinical Center
Staff engagement tour program debuts
A lot goes into operations at the largest clinical research hospital in the world. Everyone has an important role to play.
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Four people listen to a dietician speak about the Nutrition Department while a employee preps food
NIH Director's Awards honor 16 Clinical Center employees
The NIH Director's Award Ceremony celebrated 770 staff members across the 27 institutes for superior performance related to fulfilling the mission of the NIH.
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Dr. Francis Collins, Shawn Thomas and Dr. Jim Gilman stand on stage as Thomas holds a plaque
National Symphony Orchestra "types" a tune at Building 10
On Sept. 11, the National Symphony Orchestra performed in the Clinical Center atrium as part of its Sound Health Initiative which brings orchestral music to area hospitals and medical centers.
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National Symphony Orchestra performance
Hitting the mark with a new magnet
On Saturday Aug. 25, a 38,000 lb. magnet was delivered to the NIH Bethesda campus and hoisted into a newly renovated room at the NIH Clinical Center Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Center.
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Two men up close to the MRI magnet, outside
Artwork encourages staff to take the stairs
They popped up like spring daffodils, seemingly overnight; the colorful, motivational and informational artwork that appeared in Stairwell 7 in Building 10.
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Artwork decorates stairwells
New hospice suites provide home-like environment
According to the NIH National Institute on Aging, people who are at the end of life need care in the areas of physical comfort, mental and emotional needs, spiritual issues, and practical tasks.
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Senior leaders at NIH cut a ribbon opening two hospice suites at the Clinical Center
Patient photography and records dept relocate, cafeteria updates
The hospital's Health Information Management Department (Medical Records) relocated to the B1 level in Room B1L400 — across from the Credit Union and next to the convenience store.
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Patient Photography Studio
Two NIH employees hit milestone 50 years of service at the NIH
During the two most recent Town Hall meetings (April 10 and July 10), Dr. James Gilman provided a variety of hospital updates and distributed length-of-service awards to staff...
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Dr. James Gilman stands with Alba C. Murphy as they smile and hold a certificate
Use your power to save lives - CC promotes safe patient care
While national Patient Safety Awareness Week was formally celebrated in March, staff are working to create a culture of patient safety all year-long at the NIH Clinical Center.
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A paper cutout of a hand shape with a stick on the end. Text on the paper says I [heart] clean hands
Director of Centers for Disease Control and Prevention visits NIH
On June 12, Dr. Robert Redfield, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), visited NIH.
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CDC and NIH representatives stand in a special isolation patient room at the NIH Clinical Center
A sight to see: exhibit highlights NIH pioneers, historical microscopes
Two new history exhibits recently opened in the NIH Clinical Center.
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A four panel exhibit with photos, text and artifacts on NIH medical pioneers Christian Anfinsen and Michael Potter
NIH Clinical Center celebrates support provided by hundreds of volunteers
During National Volunteer Week, April 15-21, the NIH Clinical Center honored 125 volunteers for the support they provide 28 hospital departments and countless patients.
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NIH Clinical Center volunteer Chaoyang Wang
Nurses Week honors 1,000 nurses from the Clinical Center Nursing Department and the NIH Institutes
Dr. Alyssa Brooks, a scientific program specialist, along with Dr. Nancy Ames, a nurse researcher, both with the Clinical Center Nursing Department, presented a Grand Rounds lecture...
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Doctors at NIH speak in a lecture hall during Nurses Week
Fleisher, former Chief of CC Department of Laboratory Medicine, receives U.S. Health and Human Services career achievement award
Dr. Thomas Fleisher, former chief of the National Institutes of Health Clinical Center's Department of Laboratory Medicine receives a U.S. Health and Human Services (HHS) career achievement award...
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NIH Clinical Center doctor receives award
More than 4,000 students register for Take Your Child to Work Day, which nourishes young scientific minds across NIH
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...
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Children participate in Take Your Child to Work Day Hematology Lab
A great workplace begins with the Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey
On May 7, the U.S. Office of Personnel Management launched the annual Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey (FEVS) for eligible government employees...
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NIH STAFF - Take the Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey today!
U.S. Navy Captain Pius Aiyelawo joins Clinical Center as chief operating officer
In April, retired U.S. Navy Captain Pius Aiyelawo joined the Clinical Center as the chief operating officer.
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Pius Aiyelawo swearing into the Senior Executive Service with Dr. Lawrence Tabak
NIH Clinical Center personnel updates
Dr. Thomas Burklow has joined the NIH to lead the Medical Research Scholars Program, a year-long program that competitively selects about 40 medical, dental and veterinary students...
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Dr. Thomas Burklow
Catalog of patient library resources now accessible online
The NIH Clinical Center patient library catalog recently went digital – NIH patients, their family members and caregivers can now go online...
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Child reading a book
Poolesville High School students develop device for Project SEARCH graduate to increase productivity
Thanks to the bright minds of three local high school students, NIH Clinical Center employee Ricky Day has been able to use a new device that has helped him more than double his productivity...
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NIH employee, Ricky Day, trys the prototype device
Adams makes first NIH visit as 20th U.S. Surgeon General
During his first official visit to NIH, Dr. Jerome M. Adams, 20th United States Surgeon General, met with the NIH directors and toured the Clinical Center...
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U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Jerome Adams tours Clinical Center with CC CEO Dr. James K. Gilman
Frasca, architect and designer of the north part of Building 10, dies
Robert Frasca, a founding design partner responsible for creating the north side of Building 10, known as the Mark O. Hatfield Clinical Research Center (CRC), died Jan. 3.
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Harold Varmus, Robert Frasca, Mark Hatfield and John Gallin at the groundbreaking of the hospital's new addition
NIH National Eye Institute turns 50
Congress created the NIH National Eye Institute (NEI) in 1968, making vison a top health priority.
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Black and White photo of the first meeting of the National Advisory Eye Council (13 men) gathering on steps
January town hall honor recognizes staff for federal service, reviews results of Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey
In his first town hall meeting of 2018, Dr. Jim Gilman, Clinical Center CEO, recognized 70 staff members with length of service awards to honor the time that they have spent working...
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Jim Gilman at Town Hall in Masur Auditorium
Let's move with heart: NIH staff celebrate American Heart Month in February
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)...
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NIH staff and volunteers participate at the Clinical Center line dancing event to raise heart health awareness
Alex Azar, secretary of U.S. Health and Human Services, makes first official visit to NIH in March
On March 20, escorted by NIH Director Dr. Francis Collins, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar met with Clinical Center patient Dr. Patrick Coughlin...
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U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar meets with patients, doctors at NIH
New pediatric observation unit enhances patient safety, care
The NIH Clinical Center leadership, staff and patients gathered to celebrate the opening of the new special pediatric observation unit in late November.
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C.A.R.E. Channel provides relaxing imagery, music
Being a world class research hospital means continuously enhancing our world class environment of care.
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CEO honors dedicated staff for 2017 accomplishments
Dr. James Gilman hosted the 2017 CEO awards for the Clinical Center Dec. 15 to recognize employees and contractors...
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From the Clinical Center to a disaster zone
When a life-threatening storm is bearing down, most people wouldn't think of the NIH Clinical Center.
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Building 10 F Wing Renovation Achieves LEED Gold Certification
Recent renovations in the NIH Clinical Center just achieved LEED Gold Certification.
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Holiday spirit in the hospital
Gingerbread houses, Santa and festive decorations delight patients and staff.
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Life without a stomach: a patient's perspective on preventative surgery, advancing stomach cancer research
When David Fogel had a stomach, his fast-paced life was focused on expanding Bump 'n Grind, his coffee shop and record store...
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NIH welcomes Acting Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services Eric Hargan
Dr. James Gilman, the chief executive officer of the NIH Clinical Center, describes the layout of the hospital...
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NIH celebrates those who provide patient support
The Clinical Center hosted its seventh annual NIH Family Caregiver Day Nov. 14, recognizing the critical role of family caregivers and encouraging them to take care of themselves.
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Former Astronaut talks patient safety – "It's not rocket science"
Former Astronaut Dr. James Bagian captured the imagination of an NIH audience Dec. 13 as a special guest speaker for the Contemporary Clinical Medicine: Great Teachers Lecture series.
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NIH Nurse Practitioners Week observed Nov. 12-18
During the week of Nov. 12, NIH and many others around the globe, celebrated the critical role of Nurse Practitioners, in the hospital environment.
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Nurses graduate year-long training program at the Clinical Center
Clinical Center Nursing Department leadership, family and friends joined in celebrating the accomplishments and hard work of the Clinical Research Nursing Residency Program Cohort 4 Nov. 15.
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NIH Clinical Center CEO, retired Army major general, speaks at NIH Veterans Day celebration
Clinical Center Nursing Department leadership, family and friends joined in celebrating the accomplishments and hard work of the Clinical Research Nursing Residency Program Cohort 4 Nov. 15.
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Updated FAES gift store opens in the atrium
Top selling books, unique apparel for kids, coffee mugs and more adorned by the trusty NIH logo now occupy the updated gift store in the Clinical Center atrium.
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The atrium gift shop recently re-opened under management of the Foundation for the Advancement of Education in the Sciences
Motivational speaker showcases importance of improvising, adapting and innovating at work
On Dec. 3, 2016, energetic and lively public speaker Avish Parashar gave a seminar, "Improvise, Adapt, and Innovate in an Ever-Changing World," to a captive NIH audience at the Clinical Center.
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Avish Parashar brought audience members on stage to showcase that planning is important, but the ability to improvise is essential during a seminar on Dec. 3.
Town Hall provides NIH updates, open forum for staff
The NIH Medical Executive Committee hosted the annual Clinical Staff Town Hall Meeting Jan. 11 in the Clinical Center with Dr. Avi Nath, Clinical Director of the NINDS.
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The open forum of the town hall provided an opportunity for staff to learn about Building 10 updates and offer input.
NCI welcomes Oncology Nursing Society to the Clinical Center
On Jan. 28, 2016, 15 members of the Oncology Nursing Society visited the NIH Clinical Center to learn more about the National Cancer Institute's Center for Cancer Research.
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Dr. Pete Choyke discusses his research with fifteen members of the Oncology Nursing Society.
New survey will shape future of the Clinical Center
The 2016 Employee Job Satisfaction and Engagement Survey made specifically for the Clinical Center is an opportunity to provide feedback to leadership about important issues.
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Everyone who works in the Clinical Center, in every type of occupation, can provide feedback in the 2016 NIH Clinical Center Employee Survey.
Israeli health officials visit NIH, talk collaboration
Israeli Minister of Health MK Rabbi Yacov Litznan visited the NIH Clinical Center on Jan. 4, 2016.
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Israeli Minister of Health MK Rabbi Yacov Litznan visits the NIH Clinical Center.
Dr. Richard Childs honored as Assistant Surgeon General in US Public Health Service
On Dec. 18, 2015, Dr. Richard W. Childs was promoted to rear admiral (lower half) in the U.S. Public Health Service and now holds an honorary title of Assistant Surgeon General.
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Dr. Richard W. Childs, joined by his wife, son and daughter, says the oath of office.
Ribbons, bows and ‘ho, ho, hos’ spread holiday cheer
In December, there was plenty of holiday cheer for both patients and staff at NIH.
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Parking booth attendants decorated their facilities to show holiday cheer.
Dr. Clare Hastings retires as chief nurse
After a 25 year career at the NIH Clinical Center, Dr. Clare Hastings, Chief Nurse of the Nursing Department, retired Dec. 31, 2015.
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Dr. John I. Gallin presents Dr. Clare Hastings with the 'dirt award' at her retirement gathering.
Clinical Center Director's Annual Address and Awards honor staff
At the Clinical Center Director's Annual Address and Awards Ceremony on Dec. 18, Dr. John I. Gallin, director of the Clinical Center, summarized the events that occurred in 2015 and honored staff...
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About 300 awards were presented at the Clinical Center Director's Annual Address and Awards Ceremony on Dec. 18.
An extraordinary opportunity: high school student shares her volunteer experience
As a high school student, I was very fortunate to have the opportunity to work as an intern in the Clinical Center’s Office of Communications and Media Relation (OCMR) at the NIH.
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Rebecca Vichi, Clinical Center volunteer.
Updated waiting room opens for guests of ICU patients
In January, the Clinical Center opened a renovated family waiting room for patients in the NIH Clinical Center's ICU.
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Dr. John I. Gallin cuts the ribbon with Heidi Grolig and Jerry Sachs.
CC Nursing Department hosts research nurses from Guam
In July, the NIH Clinical Center Nursing Department hosted a small group of nurses and staff from the University of Guam.
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CC Research Nursing Department trains University of Guam Nursing students and Faculty
CC Grand Rounds tackles workplace culture – generating respect and safety in the clinical research environment
How should medical and scientific research establishments deal with unprofessional behavior by employees?
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Dr. Jo Shapiro
Clinical Center Department of Transfusion Medicine hosts fall symposiums
A record breaking number of people came to the 38th Annual Immunohematology & Blood Transfusion Symposium Sept. 19 in the NIH Clinical Center.
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Michael Murphy at a podium
The Nursing Department Joins the NIH Genomics Revolution
The Clinical Center Nursing Department has joined the genomics revolution that is transforming clinical research and patient care from bench to bedside.
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Nurses working on a pedigree diagram within a patient's medical record
Radiology staff wins first place in hackathon at annual informatics conference
In June, two researchers from the NIH Clinical Center collaborated with external colleagues to win first place in a 'Hackathon' at the Society of Informatics Imaging in Medicine annual conference...
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people gathered around computers
Focused on transparency, Clinical Center expands patient access to medical record notes
On July 1, the NIH Clinical Center expanded how it shares information with its patients.
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Attendees of the Open Notes session gathered together
Project SEARCH NIH graduates ninth class
Congratulations to the ninth class of graduates from the NIH Project SEARCH program!
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Project SEARCH graduates and team
NCI investigator earns 2019 Distinguished Clinical Teaching Award for commitment to training clinical investigators and contribution to medical education
The 2019 NIH Distinguished Clinical Teaching Award was presented June 12 to Dr. Marijo Bilusic for his commitment to training clinical investigators at the NIH and his overall contribution to...
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Dr. Marijo Bilusic
Nobel Laureate Discusses Recent Progress in Advanced Microscopy
On April 24, Dr. Eric Betzig, of the Howard Hughes Medical institutes' (HHMI) Janelia Research Campus and a 2014 Nobel Laureate for super resolution in microscopy, visited the NIH Clinical Center’s...
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Dr. Eric Betzig at the podium
Soprano and Opera Singer Renee Fleming speaks at NIH on the intersection of music and science.
On May 13, the 2019 J. Edward Rall Cultural lecture (NIH only) brought world-renowned soprano Renee Fleming to the NIH Clinical Center to speak on Music and the Mind.
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Nurses survey confirms need for aging and adult-dependent care resources
In December 2018, the NIH Office of Research Services (ORS), the Aging and Adult-Dependent Care Committee collaborated with the NIH Clinical Center Nursing Department to issue a survey...
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Saul Rosen, former Acting Director of CC, passes at 90
In February, former Acting Director of the Clinical Center Dr. Saul Rosen died at the age of 90.
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Dr. Saul Rosen
Pencils down! Clinical Center switches to electronic performance management tool
Starting in 2019, supervisors in the Clinical Center will be putting away their pens and paper and firing up their computers to establish their staff's annual performance evaluations...
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ePMAP
Staff honored for improving patient care and the workplace environment
In December, Dr. Jim Gilman, CEO of the Clinical Center, proudly presented awards to more than 400 NIH employees for their leadership in helping advance the Clinical Center's priorities...
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Men on stage at the awards
Choose to make a difference: Take the NIH Workplace Climate and Harassment Survey today
The NIH Workplace Climate and Harassment Survey launched Jan. 28 and is open for open to NIH employees, contractors, fellows, and special volunteers to take through March 25.
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Workplace Climate and Harassment Survey. Take the Survey now. Diversity.nih.gov
Clinical Center employees honored for clinical excellence, compassionate care of patients
In October, Dr. Colleen Hadigan with the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases was named Staff Clinician of the Year, and Clinical Center colleagues...
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Karen Baker, Dr. Colleen Hadigan and Victoria Anderson stand in a hallway.
NHGRI Scientific Director named 2018 Federal Employee of the Year
Dr. Daniel Kastner of the National Human Genome Research Institute was named 2018 Federal Employee of the Year as a part of the Samuel J. Heyman Service to America Medals (Sammies).
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Dr. Daniel Kastner examining a patient at the NIH Clinical Center
Staff engagement tour program debuts
A lot goes into operations at the largest clinical research hospital in the world. Everyone has an important role to play.
Full Story
Four people listen to a dietician speak about the Nutrition Department while a employee preps food
Technology Transfer Office facilitates innovation
The NIH Clinical Center has been at the forefront of innovation since it opened its doors in 1953.
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Prediction and probability maps from prostate cancer researchers
Going above and beyond: learning from lectures, mentors
The 2018 NIH Distinguished Clinical Teaching Award was presented Sept. 5 to Dr. Kelly Stone from the NIH National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID).
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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
Department of Transfusion medicine hosts annual symposia in September
The NIH Clinical Center Department of Transfusion Medicine and the American Red Cross co-hosted the 37th annual Immunohematology & Blood Bank Symposium Sept. 11.
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Dr. William Ward speaks at a podium and a screen behind him is a poster that says Immunohematology & Blood Transfusion, 27th Annual Symposium
Insurance information and gender identity now incorporated in electronic health record
As of May 31, patients coming to Building 10 are asked to provide their medical insurance information.
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Laptop with stethoscope nearby
Words into action – Barbra Streisand visits NIH to speak about her support and involvement with women's heart health
On May 15, the 2018 J. Edward Rall Cultural lecture brought vocalist, actress/producer and cultural icon Barbra Streisand to NIH to speak about her interest and activism in women's heart health.
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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
Two NIH employees hit milestone 50 years of service at the NIH
During the two most recent Town Hall meetings (April 10 and July 10), Dr. James Gilman provided a variety of hospital updates and distributed length-of-service awards to staff...
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Dr. James Gilman stands with Alba C. Murphy as they smile and hold a certificate
Clinical Center patient experiences enrich International Degos Disease Symposium
A group of clinicians and researchers in vascular medicine, dermatology, hematology and other specialties gathered in the NIH Clinical Center April 27 for the...
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Patient with Degos disease addresses symposium attendees
Project SEARCH NIH graduates eighth class
Congratulations to the eighth class of graduates from the NIH Project SEARCH program!
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Eight young men and women line up holding graduation certificates in Lipsett Auditorium
U.S. Public Health Service nurses at the NIH Clinical Center receive high honors
Two Clinical Center U.S. Public Health Service (USPHS) nurses recently received high honors from the USPHS Nurse Professional Advisory Committee.
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Leslie Wehrlen holds a plaque.
NIH Clinical Research Nursing Residency Program earn Accreditation with Distinction as a Practice Transition Program
In late May, the NIH Clinical Research Nursing Residency Program was awarded 'Accreditation with Distinction' as a Practice Transition Program from the American Nurses Credentialing Center.
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Sixteen women, graduates of the program and departmental leaders, gather for a photo
NIH staff needing access to electronic health records can now use an updated request form online
The Clinical Research Information System (CRIS) – NIH's electronic health record – touches virtually everyone at the Clinical Center in one way or another...
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Two care providers look at a computer
Poolesville High School students develop device for Project SEARCH graduate to increase productivity
Thanks to the bright minds of three local high school students, NIH Clinical Center employee Ricky Day has been able to use a new device that has helped him more than double his productivity...
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NIH employee, Ricky Day, trys the prototype device
Let's move with heart: NIH staff celebrate American Heart Month in February
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)...
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NIH staff and volunteers participate at the Clinical Center line dancing event to raise heart health awareness
Former Astronaut talks patient safety – "It's not rocket science"
Former Astronaut Dr. James Bagian captured the imagination of an NIH audience Dec. 13 as a special guest speaker for the Contemporary Clinical Medicine: Great Teachers Lecture series.
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Nurses graduate year-long training program at the Clinical Center
Clinical Center Nursing Department leadership, family and friends joined in celebrating the accomplishments and hard work of the Clinical Research Nursing Residency Program Cohort 4 Nov. 15.
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Professor presents on "The Digital Doctor," patient safety
In January 2016, Dr. Robert Watcher visited the NIH and presented at a Contemporary Clinical Medicine: Great Teachers Lecture.
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In January 2016, Dr. Robert Watcher visited the NIH and presented at a Contemporary Clinical Medicine: Great Teachers Lecture.
Motivational speaker showcases importance of improvising, adapting and innovating at work
On Dec. 3, 2016, energetic and lively public speaker Avish Parashar gave a seminar, "Improvise, Adapt, and Innovate in an Ever-Changing World," to a captive NIH audience at the Clinical Center.
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Avish Parashar brought audience members on stage to showcase that planning is important, but the ability to improvise is essential during a seminar on Dec. 3.
Town Hall provides NIH updates, open forum for staff
The NIH Medical Executive Committee hosted the annual Clinical Staff Town Hall Meeting Jan. 11 in the Clinical Center with Dr. Avi Nath, Clinical Director of the NINDS.
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The open forum of the town hall provided an opportunity for staff to learn about Building 10 updates and offer input.
NCI welcomes Oncology Nursing Society to the Clinical Center
On Jan. 28, 2016, 15 members of the Oncology Nursing Society visited the NIH Clinical Center to learn more about the National Cancer Institute's Center for Cancer Research.
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Dr. Pete Choyke discusses his research with fifteen members of the Oncology Nursing Society.
Deep brain stimulation allows flutist to play again
Many patients look for ways to "give back" to NIH for providing hope, but for Julianna Nickel, she is sharing the very thing that NIH returned to her — the ability to play the flute.
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Julianna Nickel playing the flute
Clinical Center Department of Transfusion Medicine hosts fall symposiums
A record breaking number of people came to the 38th Annual Immunohematology & Blood Transfusion Symposium Sept. 19 in the NIH Clinical Center.
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Michael Murphy at a podium
Clinical trials for Fanconi anemia, CLL or SLL, multiple myeloma and healthy volunteers recruiting at the NIH Clinical Center
For more information on trials, or to learn about other available opportunities to participate in research studies...
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nurse kneeling beside a pediatric patient
Radiology staff wins first place in hackathon at annual informatics conference
In June, two researchers from the NIH Clinical Center collaborated with external colleagues to win first place in a 'Hackathon' at the Society of Informatics Imaging in Medicine annual conference...
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people gathered around computers
Clinical trial with alpha particle radiation treatment attempts to target and destroy cancer cells
On July 23, researchers in the NIH Clinical Center treated the first patient in the U.S. with radioisotope Thorium-227 for mesothelioma.
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Patient standing with care providers
First randomized, controlled study finds ultra-processed diet leads to weight gain
Studies throughout the world have shown associations between processed food and negative outcomes.
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The metabolic kitchen staff creating precisely measured ultra-processed and unprocessed meals for study participants
First-in-human gene therapy launches with pediatric patient with rare disease
In May, a ten-year-old girl named JoJo received a gene therapy for an extremely rare neurogenerative disease called GM1 gangliosidosis.
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Pediatric patient ten-year-old JoJo with Dr. Cynthia Tifft
Volunteer for a clinical trial and make a difference in the health of the nation
For more information on trials, or to learn about other available opportunities to participate in research studies...
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Man in fatigues talking to care provider
Platelets for our brave patients – contribute to the miracle by donating
The NIH Blood Bank and Donor Center at Fishers Lane in Rockville, MD is in need of local members of the community to donate a special type of blood donation called platelet donation.
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A pediatric patient with her mother and members of the NIH Blood Bank
Nobel Laureate Discusses Recent Progress in Advanced Microscopy
On April 24, Dr. Eric Betzig, of the Howard Hughes Medical institutes' (HHMI) Janelia Research Campus and a 2014 Nobel Laureate for super resolution in microscopy, visited the NIH Clinical Center’s...
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Dr. Eric Betzig at the podium
NIDCR Dr. Janice Lee leads underbite operation
In August 2018, Trina Davis walked into her first college course at Bowie State University with her mouth shut, elastic bands constricting her ability to communicate.
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Trina Davis
Researchers, Industry, Patients, Parents and Advocates Join Forces on Rare Disease Day at NIH
If success breeds success, NIH Rare Disease day is a prime example.
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Rare Disease Day logo
NIH Clinical Center Office of Patient Recruitment looking for patient volunteers to join a research study
For more information on trials, or to learn about other available opportunities to participate in research studies, call the NIH Clinical Center Office of Patient Recruitment...
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Healthcare advocate, parent of teen with chronic illness speaks at NIH Health IT Day
Lisa Danielpour, a healthcare advocate and mother of a teen with Crohn's Disease, was the guest speaker at the 2018 NIH Health Information Technology Day at the NIH Clinical Center.
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Josh and Lisa Danielpour
Join a study at NIH
For more information on trials listed below, or to learn about other available opportunities to participate in research studies, call the NIH Clinical Center Office of Patient Recruitment...
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Join a study at NIH
For more information on trials, or to learn about other available opportunities to participate in research studies, call the NIH Clinical Center Office of Patient Recruitment...
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Food allergy
Technology Transfer Office facilitates innovation
The NIH Clinical Center has been at the forefront of innovation since it opened its doors in 1953.
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Prediction and probability maps from prostate cancer researchers
Going above and beyond: learning from lectures, mentors
The 2018 NIH Distinguished Clinical Teaching Award was presented Sept. 5 to Dr. Kelly Stone from the NIH National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID).
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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
Department of Transfusion medicine hosts annual symposia in September
The NIH Clinical Center Department of Transfusion Medicine and the American Red Cross co-hosted the 37th annual Immunohematology & Blood Bank Symposium Sept. 11.
Full Story
Dr. William Ward speaks at a podium and a screen behind him is a poster that says Immunohematology & Blood Transfusion, 27th Annual Symposium
Words into action – Barbra Streisand visits NIH to speak about her support and involvement with women's heart health
On May 15, the 2018 J. Edward Rall Cultural lecture brought vocalist, actress/producer and cultural icon Barbra Streisand to NIH to speak about her interest and activism in women's heart health.
Full Story
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
Director of Centers for Disease Control and Prevention visits NIH
On June 12, Dr. Robert Redfield, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), visited NIH.
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CDC and NIH representatives stand in a special isolation patient room at the NIH Clinical Center
A sight to see: exhibit highlights NIH pioneers, historical microscopes
Two new history exhibits recently opened in the NIH Clinical Center.
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A four panel exhibit with photos, text and artifacts on NIH medical pioneers Christian Anfinsen and Michael Potter
NIH clinical trials need you – HIV research study, brain injury study and others now recruiting
For more information on trials listed below, or to learn about other available opportunities to participate in research studies, call the NIH Clinical Center Office of Patient Recruitment...
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Woman with scientific cap on her head plays a touch game
More than 4,000 students register for Take Your Child to Work Day, which nourishes young scientific minds across NIH
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...
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Children participate in Take Your Child to Work Day Hematology Lab
Patient with rare disease receives surprise visit from bone marrow donor
What would you say to the person who saved your life? A young man at the NIH Clinical Center faced this very question...
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Jackson Taylor (right) and his donor Sean McLaughlin (left)
NIH Clinical Center personnel updates
Dr. Thomas Burklow has joined the NIH to lead the Medical Research Scholars Program, a year-long program that competitively selects about 40 medical, dental and veterinary students...
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Dr. Thomas Burklow
Volunteers needed to help NIH advance the science around kidney cancer, metabolic syndrome and respiratory syncytial virus
NIAID researchers are seeking...
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Patient and doctor
NIH National Eye Institute turns 50
Congress created the NIH National Eye Institute (NEI) in 1968, making vison a top health priority.
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Black and White photo of the first meeting of the National Advisory Eye Council (13 men) gathering on steps
NIH needs your help to better understand complications of obesity, asthma, stomach cancer
NICHD seeks adults who are...
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Rare Disease Day features patients' voices, international collaboration
On Feb. 29, Leap Day, the Clinical Center and the NIH National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS) hosted the 2016 Rare Disease Day at NIH.
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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.
Department of Transfusion Medicine improves safety of platelet transfusions
On Jan. 14, 2016, the Clinical Center Department of Transfusion Medicine prepared the first pathogen reduced apheresis platelets at NIH and transfused them to a patient in the Intensive Care Unit.
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Betsy Furlong inspects the UV Illuminator cassette.
NIH scientists discover genetic cause of rare allergy to vibration
Scientists at the National Institutes of Health have identified a genetic mutation responsible for a rare form of inherited hives induced by vibration.
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Scientists at the National Institutes of Health have identified a genetic mutation responsible for a rare form of inherited hives induced by vibration.

Events

Dec. 2, 2019 – Jan. 6, 2020

Gingerbread House Decorating Contest

Enjoy and vote of your favorite house during the 16th annual contest. Paper ballots and NIHCC Take Me There app voting: Dec. 2, 12:00 pm through Dec. 12, 12:00 pm. Facebook voting: Dec. 4, 12:00 pm through Dec. 13, 12:00 pm. Announcing winners: Dec. 16, 11:00 am, Clinical Center Atrium North.

Hatfield CRC Atrium, Building 10

Dec. 6, 2019

NIH Clinical Center CEO’s Awards Ceremony

The event honors Clinical Center employees and their exemplary contribution to NIH.

Masur Auditorium then FAES Terrace, Building 10
1:30 pm – 3:30 pm

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Pharmacy Department renovations will modernize, increase capabilities - The NIH Inpatient and Outpatient Pharmacy will undergo major renovations beginning November 18, 2019. Full Story
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NIH Clinical Center releases Strategic Plan - The NIH Clinical Center recently posted a Strategic Plan, The NIH Clinical Center at 65: People, Places, and Capabilities. Full Story

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