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Office of Communications & Media Relations

The Office of Communications and Media Relations (OCMR) 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.

Patients have called the Clinical Center the "House of Hope." We'll help you understand why.

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 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.

National Public Radio documents a pivotal moment of experimental medicine – the cell processing section of the NIH Clinical Center on Aug. 1, 2018.
National Public Radio documents a pivotal moment of experimental medicine – the cell processing section of the NIH Clinical Center on Aug. 1, 2018. Technicians count the billions of CAR T cells and deliver them to a patient in hopes the cells will destroy the cancer. View the coverage Scientists race to improve 'Living Drugs' to fight cancer and A young man's experiment with a 'Living Drug' for Leukemia.
 
The NIH Clinical Center and the Foundation for Advanced Education in the Sciences welcomed the full National Symphony Orchestra Sept. 18, 2018 to Building 10.
The NIH Clinical Center and the Foundation for Advanced Education in the Sciences welcomed the full National Symphony Orchestra (NSO) Sept. 18, 2018, to Building 10. The visit is a part of the NSO Sound Health Initiative, which brings orchestral music to area hospitals and medical centers. It was launched at the Clinical Center in September 2013. View upcoming music in the atrium performances.
 
PBS NOVA filmed part of “Addiction” in the NIH Clinical Center May 10, 2018.
PBS NOVA filmed part of “Addiction” in the NIH Clinical Center on May 10, 2018. The network filmed a simulation of a positron emission tomography scan, which is used in a clinical trial at the hospital to better understand the changes in brain dopamine function in individuals with an opioid use disorder. View the Oct. 17, 2018, program and additional examples of the Clinical Center in the News.
 
NIH Directer Dr. Francis Collins and vocalist, actress/producer and cultural icon Barbra Streisand
On May 15, 2018, J. Edward Rall Cultural lecture brought vocalist, actress/producer and cultural icon Barbra Streisand to NIH to speak about her activism in women's heart health. Streisand toured the NIH Clinical Center and met clinical trial participants. Addressing staff, Streisand said, "My wish for you is that your work too will…shape the future where all women and men can live their best possible lives." View upcoming lectures.
 

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This page last updated on 12/11/2018

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