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Clinical Center News
Summer 2022
One month, many stories
Over the past twelve months, the rise in anti-Asian hate and xenophobia, combined with a global pandemic have made this Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander (AANHPI) Heritage Month more important than ever.
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Meeting the language needs of patients
To provide safe and patient-centered care, the Clinical Center provides access to language interpretation services.
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Hospital unveils "Wellness on Wheels"
Bringing a little extra support to pediatric patients and their families while they receive treatment
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Surgery nurses receive "TrueNorth" award
The NIH Clinical Center Perioperative Nursing staff were honored with a TrueNorth award by the Competency & Credentialing Institute.
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"I felt like someone was looking out for me"
Often, it's the parents of children with rare and poorly understood conditions who become prime movers in helping advance research and treatments for their kids.
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Hospital CEO maps out diversity and equity action plan
Almost 2,000 federal staff work in the Clinical Center, and how they feel about their workplace matters.
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"I felt like someone was looking out for me"
Often, it's the parents of children with rare and poorly understood conditions who become prime movers in helping advance research and treatments for their kids.
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Patient Library reopens
The NIH Patient Library has faced challenges since its inception in 1955, from relocations to federal government shutdowns - but perhaps no time has been more challenging than the COVID-19 pandemic and the resulting pause in library services from March until September 2020.
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Clinical Center informed consent process goes digital
A new way to electronically sign consents is now available at the Clinical Center.
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Updates from the Patient Recruitment Office
Help the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases fight the flu!
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Virtual and vital: Camp Fantastic reaches kids with cancer
For nearly 40 years, kids with cancer in treatment at the NIH National Cancer Institute Pediatric Oncology Branch and other area treatment centers get a special treat each summer – a week at Camp Fantastic, located in Front Royal, Va.
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Hospital adopts policy for patient recordings
Social media is a huge part of American life with 500 million tweets posted each day and 221.6 million Americans using Facebook in 2020.
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One month, many stories
Over the past twelve months, the rise in anti-Asian hate and xenophobia, combined with a global pandemic have made this Asian American, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander (AANHPI) Heritage Month more important than ever.
Full Story
Meeting the language needs of patients
To provide safe and patient-centered care, the Clinical Center provides access to language interpretation services.
Full Story
Hospital unveils "Wellness on Wheels"
Bringing a little extra support to pediatric patients and their families while they receive treatment
Full Story
"I felt like someone was looking out for me"
Often, it's the parents of children with rare and poorly understood conditions who become prime movers in helping advance research and treatments for their kids.
Full Story
Surgery nurses receive "TrueNorth" award
The NIH Clinical Center Perioperative Nursing staff were honored with a TrueNorth award by the Competency & Credentialing Institute.
Full Story
Hospital CEO maps out diversity and equity action plan
Almost 2,000 federal staff work in the Clinical Center, and how they feel about their workplace matters.
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Sharing music with the hearing-impaired
On May 11, Dr. Charles J. Limb was recognized as the 2022 Distinguished Clinical Research Scholar and Educator in Research (DCRSER).
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Diversity, equity, inclusion and accessibility at the Clinical Center
The NIH Clinical Center has developed a comprehensive program to combat racism and reduce disparities across its workforce.
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Science, society and lessons from the COVID-19 pandemic
In addition to being a public health challenge, pandemics are also an economic and social challenge.
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Hernandez honored as Distinguished Clinical Teacher
Dr. Jonathan Hernandez, a surgical oncologist with the Surgical Oncology Program in the National Cancer Institute, was presented the NIH 2021 Distinguish Clinical Teacher Award (DCTA).
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Caring for the caregivers
The life of a healthcare professional can be difficult: working long hours in an often hectic environment.
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Should unused clinical samples be repurposed for further research?
Many clinical research studies struggle to find enough participants. Meanwhile, during their regular operations, clinicians, hospitals and clinics frequently see many patients.
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Updates from the Office of Patient Recruitment
Researchers at the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute opened a new clinical trial testing...
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Clinical Center program trains often-overlooked transfusion medicine professionals
Specialist in Blood Banking professionals are leaders and contributors to the field of transfusion medicine in the challenging environment caused by the pandemic.
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Doing their part – community blood donors support research and treatment
Much of the broad span of medical activity at the Clinical Center depends on an ample and safe blood supply.
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Updates from the NIH Clinical Center Patient Recruitment Office
NIH Clinical Center researchers seek 18-55 year-olds with kneecap pain
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Undiagnosed Diseases Program brings hope to patients with perplexing conditions
No one likes to be sick. But imagine having an illness that your doctor can't identify.
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NIH researcher recounts pursuing a treatment for childhood tumors
In December 2021, Dr. Brigitte Widemann, Chief of the Pediatric Branch for the National Cancer Institute, presented the Astute Clinician Lecture, Advancing Therapies for Neurofibromatosis Type 1 (NF1): Lessons Learned from Every Patient.
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