Office of Communications & Media Relations

60th Anniversary Reflections (2013)

Dr. Henry Masur

Dr. Henry Masur recounts childhood memories of center's beginning, his path to medical research

Since 1989, Dr. Henry Masur has been chief of the Critical Care Medicine Department at the NIH Clinical Center. On Dec. 23, 2013, he shared his reflections on the history of the Clinical Center in an interview conducted by Janet Hulstrand, from the Clinical Center Office of Communications and Media Relations, in his office. View more.

Fred Manuel

Fred Manuel, NIH employee since 1976, recalls Clinical Center improvements over the years

Fred Manuel, facilities manager for the NIH Clinical Center, began his career at NIH in 1976 and came to the Clinical Center in 2001. On Nov. 15, his last day of work before retirement, he shared his memories of working at the Clinical Center. View more.

Mary King

Mary King, CC patient photographer for more than 30 years, shares her memories

Mary King has worked at NIH for more than 51 years, in various roles. Since November, 1981 she has been a patient photographer in the NIH Clinical Center. She shared her memories with Janet Hulstrand, from the NIH Clinical Center Office of Communications and Media Relations, in an interview conducted on November 5, 2013 in Mary's office in the basement of Building 10. View more.

CC Closeup July 1978 cover page

Employees look back on the CC's first 25 years

July 1978 marked the 25th anniversary of the NIH Clinical Center. From July through October of that year, CC Closeup (the predecessor to the Clinical Center Newsletter) interviewed CC "veterans"—people who had been employed at the CC for at least 25 years. View more

 Dr. James F. Holland in Russia, 1973

Dr. James F. Holland shares memories of CC's early days

Dr. James F. Holland is a Distinguished Professor of Neoplastic Diseases in the Department of Medicine at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York. He was in the first group of research physicians to staff the NIH Clinical Center, as a senior surgeon at the National Cancer Institute. Dr. Holland shared his memories of his early days at the NIH Clinical Center, as well as his perspective on developments in scientific research since then, in a phone interview conducted on September 6, 2013. View more.

Dr. John L. Fahey in 1953

Dr. John L. Fahey describes CC's opening day

Dr. John L. Fahey is an immunologist, researcher and educator. He discovered Immunoglobulin D and delineated and characterized the important classes and subclasses of human immunoglobulins while at NCI in the late 1950's and 1960's. Dr. Fahey shared his firsthand memories of the dedication of the NIH Clinical Center with CC News in a phone interview conducted on July 2, 2013. View more.

Schematic of HIV

The Early Days of AIDS Research by NIH doctors: "In Their Own Words"

"In Their Own Words" is a series of interviews collected by the Office of NIH History with NIH researchers, documenting their memories of the early days of the fight against HIV/AIDS. View more.

CC News January/February 1996 cover page

Blizzards, furloughs take toll, but not on commitment to care

In December of 1995 federal employees experienced the longest government shutdown in U.S. history. Not long after they returned to work, the historic blizzard of 1996 caused another kind of partial shutdown. View more.

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