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Clinical Center Grand Rounds

December 1995
Schedule of Topics and Speakers

Wednesday, December 6
12 noon - 1 p.m.

Clinical and Molecular Characterization of the
Autosomal Dominant Ataxias

Joseph J. Higgins, M.D.
Medical Neurology Branch, Clinical Neurogenetics Unit

Synthetic Peptide Vaccines
Jay A. Berzofsky, M.D., Ph.D.
Chief, Molecular Immunogenetics and Vaccine Research Section, Metabolism Branch

Wednesday, December 13
12 noon - 1 p.m.

Osteogenesis Imperfecta: Can One Walk On Brittle Bones?
Lynn H. Gerber, M.D.
Chief, Rehabilitation Medicine Department

Unsound Methods of Cancer Treatment
Gregory A. Curt, M.D.
Clinical Director

Wednesday, December 20
12 noon - 1 p.m.

Virtual Bronchoscopy
Ronald M. Summers, M.D., Ph.D.
Staff Radiologist, Diagnostic Radiology Department

High Dose Intravenous Immunoglobulin: A Natural Product for the Treatment of Autoimmune Neuromuscular Diseases
Marinos C. Dalakas, M.D.
Chief, Neuromuscular Diseases Section, Medical Neurology Branch

Wednesday, December 27
12 noon - 1:30 p.m.

Clinical Staff Conference

Interleukin-6 (IL-6):
An Endocrine Cytokine with Many Potential Pathophysiologic Roles in Humans

Dimitris A. Papanicolaou, M.D., moderator
Visiting Associate, Developmental Endocrinology Branch, NICHD

All health care professionals are invited to CC Grand Rounds. Lectures will be held in the Lipsett Amphitheater, First Floor, Clinic Building, (ACRF), Clinical Center, National Institutes of Health, 9000 Rockville Pike, Bethesda, MD. Parking is very limited on the NIH campus, but Medical Center Metro Station on the Red line is within a 10-minute walk of the Clinical Center. Metrobuses J2 and J3, and Montgomery County Ride-On Bus #35 all stop right in front of the Clinical Center.

If you must drive, please park in the overflow lot (see map and directions on back). This is Mid-Pike Plaza, located north of NIH at Montrose Rd. and Rockville Pike. This lot is served by shuttle buses, which run to the Clinical Center every 20 minutes. For permits or shuttle schedules, call the Clinical Center Special Events Section at 496-3475. Parking in the P-3 level of the ACRF garage is intended for patients, their visitors, and staff members with handicap-parking stickers.

The Foundation for Advanced Education in the Sciences/National Institutes of Health is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to sponsor continuing medical education for physicians.

The Foundation for Advanced Education in the Sciences/National Institutes of Health designates this continuing medical education activity for 1 credit hour in Category 1 of the Physician's Recognition Award of the American Medical Association.

* Clinical Staff Conferences are 90 minutes.


National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Warren Grant Magnuson Clinical Center (CC)
Bethesda, Maryland 20892

Last modified 11/6/95

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National Institutes of Health (NIH), Warren Grant MagnusonClinical Center (CC) Bethesda, Maryland 20892. Updated 4/22/98

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