Clinical Center News
Fall 2018
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).
Full Story
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.
Full Story
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...
Full Story
Food allergy
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.
Full Story
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.
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
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.
Full Story
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.
Full Story
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.
Full Story
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...
Full Story
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.
Full Story
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.
Full Story
Laptop with stethoscope nearby
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...
Full Story
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.
Full Story
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...
Full Story
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...
Full Story
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...
Full Story
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...
Full Story
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...
Full Story
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.
Full Story
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.
Full Story
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...
Full Story
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...
Full Story
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...
Full Story
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...
Full Story
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...
Full Story
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...
Full Story
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.
Full Story
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...
Full Story
Jim Gilman at Town Hall in Masur Auditorium
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.
Full Story
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.
Full Story
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.
Full Story
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.
Full Story
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.
Full Story
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.
Full Story
Picture of woman looking at camera.
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...
Full Story
People line up at the new marketplace Starbucks café
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...
Full Story
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).
Full Story
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.
Full Story
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...
Full Story
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.
Full Story
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.
Full Story
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...
Full Story
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.
Full Story
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.
Full Story
Laptop with stethoscope nearby
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.
Full Story
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...
Full Story
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...
Full Story
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...
Full Story
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.
Full Story
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.
Full Story
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.
Full Story
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...
Full Story
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...
Full Story
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...
Full Story
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.
Full Story
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...
Full Story
Patient and doctor
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.
Full Story
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.
Full Story
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.
Full Story
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.
Full Story
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.
Full Story
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.
Full Story
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.
Full Story
Picture of woman looking at camera.
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...
Full Story
People line up at the new marketplace Starbucks café
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.
Full Story
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.
Full Story
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.
Full Story
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.
Full Story
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.
Full Story
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.
Full Story
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.
Full Story
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.
Full Story
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.
Full Story
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...
Full Story
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.
Full Story
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.
Full Story
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.
Full Story
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.
Full Story
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...
Full Story
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...
Full Story
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...
Full Story
Children participate in Take Your Child to Work Day Hematology Lab
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.
Full Story
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...
Full Story
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...
Full Story
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...
Full Story
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...
Full Story
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.
Full Story
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.
Full Story
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...
Full Story
Jim Gilman at Town Hall in Masur Auditorium
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.
Full Story
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 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.
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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
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
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.
Full Story
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.
Full Story
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.
Full Story
Dr. Pete Choyke discusses his research with fifteen members of the Oncology Nursing Society.
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.
Full Story
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).
Full Story
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
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

November 5, 2018

Drop Into Mindfulness class

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Attendees will experience stress-reducing mindfulness practices. No experience is needed and the class is free and open to staff, patients and caregivers.

Auxiliary Chapel, 7th Floor

November 7, 2018

Wednesday Afternoon Lecture Series Astute Clinician Lecture

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

William A. Gahl, MD, PhD, National Human Genome Research Institute, presents "What makes America great".

Masur Auditorium

December 3, 2018 - January 1, 2019

NIH Gingerbread House Display & Contest

The frosting is sweet. The competition is stiff. The result is a dose fo holiday cheer for Clinical Center patients and families. Visit and vote at the 15th annual gingerbread house display.

North Atrium

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Karen Baker, Dr. Colleen Hadigan and Victoria Anderson stand in a hallway.
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... Full Story
Four people listen to a dietician speak about the Nutrition Department while a employee preps food
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

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