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Clinical Center Grand Rounds

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Activity Description

The NIH Clinical Center Grand Rounds, which is a weekly CME activity, aims to offer its audience a wide variety of topics from a diverse group of speakers to not only help them remain current on the latest advances in medicine, but to also assist them as they continue to grow professionally. All physicians, clinicians, biomedical researchers, nurses, and all other healthcare professionals within and outside the NIH community are welcomed to attend.

*Important Note:

Please see below for important information on CME and privacy policies.

**Webcast Only:

In accordance with Office of Personnel Management's COVID-19 guidance to protect the federal workforce and ensure continuity of operations, this NIH CC Grand Rounds lecture will be held virtually via

The CME activity code will be posted at the beginning and end of the 12:00 pm lecture. If you need the code or have questions, email Rita Stevens, CME Administrator at

February 2023 Clinical Center Grand Rounds

Wednesday, February 1, 2023
12:00 noon – 1:00 pm **Webcast Only

Ethics Grand Rounds

How to Make Vaccines: Should the Information be Publicly Available?

Presenter: Maria Elena Bottazzi PhD
Professor of Pediatrics and Co-Director, Texas Children’s Hospital Center for Vaccine Development at Baylor College of Medicine

Discussant: Ezekiel Emanuel MD, PhD
Professor of Medical Ethics and Health Policy, University of Pennsylvania

Wednesday, February 8, 2023
12:00 noon – 1:00 pm **Webcast Only

Contemporary Clinical Medicine: Great Teachers

Fact Stranger than Fiction: Adventures in the Genomics of Inflammation

Dan Kastner, MD, PhD
NIH Distinguished Investigator and Scientific Director Emeritus
Medical Genetics Branch
National Human Genome Research Institute, NHGRI

Wednesday, February 15, 2023
12:00 noon – 1:00 pm **Webcast Only

How Nucleic Acid Structure and Chromatin Environment Influence Gene Transcription

Jason Watts, MD, PhD
Earl Stadtman Investigator
Epigenetics & Stem Cell Biology Laboratory

Transcriptional Responses in Disease Group
National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS)

Wednesday, February 22, 2023
12:00 noon – 1:00 pm **Webcast Only

Clinicopathologic Grand Rounds: Clinical Cases from the NIH Clinical Center

Rapidly Progressive Dementia and Motor Neuron Disease as a Presentation of Yellow Fever Encephalitis

Farinaz Safavi, MD
Assistant Clinical Investigator
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
Adjunct Investigator
National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, NINDS

Avindra Nath, MD
Clinical Director
Senior Investigator, Section of Infections of the Nervous System
National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, NINDS

Steven Holland, MD
Director, Division of Intramural Research
Chief, Immunopathogenesis Section
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, NIAID

Lindsey Gustafson, CRNP
Family Nurse Practitioner
Neurology Consult Service
National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, NINDS

John A. Butman, MD, PhD
Staff Clinician
Radiology and Imaging Sciences
Clinical Center, NIH

Martha Quezado, MD
Senior Research Physician
Laboratory of Pathology
Center for Cancer Research
National Cancer Research

Reasonable Accommodations

Individuals with disabilities who need reasonable accommodation to participate in this event should contact the Clinical Center Office of Communications and Media Relations at or 301-496-2563 or call through the Federal Relay Service at TTY Toll free 1-800-877-8339 at least 1 week in advance.

CME Information

The NIH Clinical Center Grand Rounds is a Continuing Medical Education (CME) activity offered by the NIH Clinical Center Office of Clinical Research Training and Medical Education (OCRTME) with the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine as the CME provider.

The Clinical Center Grand Rounds CME provider, the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, has updated their CME recording keeping to a new, user friendly, CloudCME system. With the new CloudCME record keeping system, attendees will no longer have to "sign in" or manually complete a "CME Self-Report Credit Form" to obtain CME credit for attending. Attendees will also no longer have to wait until the end of the academic year to receive their transcripts/certificates for proof of CME credits earned. With the new CloudCME system, attendees can receive credit for attending an NIH CME activity instantly by simply sending a text message from their mobile phone to the Hopkins CME phone number: (443) 541-5052.

* To receive credit for attending an NIH CME activity, each attendee must:

  1. Register with the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine Office of CME. You will provide your name, email address, and cell phone number. If you have attended a NIH CME activity in the past, and requested CME for your attendance, then your email address should be registered with Hopkins CME.

    *Note: The Hopkins CloudCME website is a third party website which is not managed by the NIH. The Johns Hopkins School of Medicine privacy policies will apply, and they have been reviewed and approved by the NIH Clinical Center Privacy Office. View the Johns Hopkins Privacy Policy.

  2. Next text your email address to the Hopkins CME phone number, (443) 541-5052, which will pair your mobile phone with your Hopkins CME account that had been created/ used on past CME Self-Report Credit Forms.

  3. Each NIH Clinical Center Grand Rounds has been assigned an "activity code." This code is displayed on a PowerPoint slide shown at the beginning and the end of each lecture, and announced by the introducer. It is also listed on the first page of the evaluation form for each lecture.

  4. After you have attended, you will text the assigned "activity code" to the Hopkins CME phone number at (443) 541-5052 to receive CME credit. Once the text message is sent, your account is updated to reflect the CME credit earned.

    *Important Note: The activity code is only valid 15 minutes prior to the start of the lecture until 8 pm after the lecture. Afterwards, the code becomes inactive and you will not be able to submit your attendance for CME credit for that particular activity.

If you have any questions on how to use the new CloudCME recording keeping, please contact the Clinical Center's CME Coordinator, Ms. Rita Stevens, by email at or by phone at 301-435-6618.

Accreditation Statement

The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Credit Designation Statement

The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine designates this regularly scheduled series-live activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This series has been approved for a 52-week cycle beginning September 7, 2022.

Policy on Speaker and Provider Disclosure

It is the policy of the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine that the presenter and provider globally disclose conflicts of interest and any discussion of unlabeled/unapproved uses of drugs or devices during their presentation(s). The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine OCME has established policies in place that will identify and resolve conflicts of interest prior to this educational activity. Detailed disclosure will be made prior to presentation of the education.

Full Disclosure Policy Affecting CME Activities

As a provider approved by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), John Hopkins University School of Medicine Office of Continuing Medical Education (OCME) requires attested and signed global disclosure of the existence of all financial interests or relationships with commercial interest from any individual in a position to control the content of a CME activity sponsored by OCME.

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Past Grand Rounds

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This page last updated on 01/31/2023

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