Office of Communications & Media Relations

The Office of Communications and Media Relations shares timely, accurate and important information about the Clinical Center's scientific advances, patient experiences and services, educational and collaborative opportunities and clinical research initiatives which improve patient care and benefit human health.

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Examples of OCMR activities include:

  • Serving as the "go-to" office for all reporter inquiries, photography and filming requests related to the Clinical Center.
  • Producing a variety of quality, informative publications ranging from the hospital's newsletter to its annual report.
  • Supporting development of materials that are key to our patients' experience and safety, such as nutritional information, patient handbooks and educational materials for patients about their care and condition.
  • Creating innovative digital content and engaging with patients and their caregivers, the NIH community, outside researchers and other stakeholders through apps, social media and the website.
  • Promoting stimulating lectures on cutting edge science, including Clinical Center Grand Rounds and the NIH Wednesday Afternoon Lecture Series, as well as special events such as National Symphony Orchestra concerts in the Clinical Center's grand atrium, which contribute to the hospital's unique environment of care.
U.S. President Joe Biden with Clinical Center leadership and Pharmacy Department staff
U.S. President Joe Biden visited the NIH Clinical Center Dec. 14, 2023, to deliver remarks highlighting how a signature piece of legislation is capping prescription drug costs. The President, who was joined by a cancer survivor at the podium, described the legislation as a "very important step towards ending price gouging." Clinical Center leadership and Pharmacy Department staff (pictured) were also in attendance.
Pictured at the groundbreaking is (left to right) Dr. Alfred Johnson, Dr. Nina Schor, Daniel Wheeland, Dr. James Gilman, Andrea Palm, Dr. Lawrence A. Tabak, Dr. Tara A. Schwetz, Courtney Aklin, and Dr. Steven Rosenberg
The National Institutes of Health and Department of Health and Human Services leadership marked the start of the construction for the Clinical Center's new Surgery, Radiology and Laboratory Medicine wing with a ceremonial groundbreaking May 16, 2023. The SRLM will be a 547,000 square feet addition on the west side of Building 10.
Featured NSO oboe soloist Harrison Linsey performs.
The NIH Clinical Center welcomes back the National Symphony Orchestra for a stirring performance in the North Atrium on Sept. 13, 2023. The 60-piece orchestra conducted by Steven Reineke performed a special repertoire for the Clinical Center that featured oboe soloist Harrison Linsey (pictured), among others. The concert is a long-standing tradition and marked the first time the full orchestra was able to perform at the hospital since the COVID-19 pandemic. The music brought joy to patients and staff alike.
Dr. Lataisia Jones posing with her 3D printed statue
The NIH Clinical Center, as part of its 70th anniversary observance, hosted ten statues from #IfThenSheCan– The Exhibit in the north atrium and east courtyard from May 22 through Aug. 25, 2023. The exhibit featured women innovators in science, technology, engineering and math, including three women associated with the NIH. Dr. Lataisia Jones (pictured), Scientific Research Officer in the Scientific Review Branch at the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, poses with her 3D printed statue.

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This page last updated on 03/12/2024

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