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Board of Governors appoints four new members
Maria New (left) and Brent Henry were two of four members appointed to the
Clinical Center Board of Governors.
The Clinical Center announced the appointment of four new members to its Board
of Governors - Brent Henry, Dr. Maria New, Dr. Lynnette Nieman and Dr. Peter
Henry served as vice president and general counsel of the Medlantic Healthcare
Group from January 1985 until assuming his current position in 1998 as senior
vice president and general counsel of MedStar Health. Additionally, Henry is
secretary of the board of directors. Henry obtained his juris doctor degree
from Yale Law School and master's of urban studies from the Yale School of Art
and Architecture. He also received his A.B. degree from Woodrow Wilson School
of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University.
Dr. Maria New is the Professor of Pediatrics and Chairman of the Department
of Pediatrics at the Weill Medical School at Cornell University. Dr. New is
the Harold and Percy Uris Professor of Pediatric Endocrinology and Metabolism
and is program director of the Children's Clinical Research Center. Dr. New
received her bachelor's degree from Cornell University and her M.D. from the
University of Pennsylvania. She is a world-renown expert in the evaluation of
congenital adrenal hyperplasia, an endocrine disorder for which she has pioneered
prenatal diagnosis and treatment.
Dr. Lynnette Nieman is the clinical director and a senior investigator with
NICHD. She also heads the section on clinical investigation in the Pediatric
and Reproductive Endocrinology Branch. Dr. Nieman received her bachelor's degree
in molecular and cellular biology at Smith College and her M.D. from State University
of New York at Buffalo. Dr. Nieman joined NICHD in 1982 as an endocrine fellow.
Dr. Peter Lipsky is the scientific director of NIAMS. Previously, Lipsky was
a professor of internal medicine and microbiology at University of Texas Southwestern
Medical Center at Dallas and the Harold C. Simmons Professor of Arthritis Research.
He also served as director of the Simmons Arthritis Research Center. Currently,
Dr. Lipsky is on the board of directors of the American College of Rheumatology;
he is the former editor-in-chief of the Journal of Immunology. Dr. Lipsky received
his A.B. degree from Cornell University and his M.D. degree at New York University
School of Medicine.
The CC Board of Governors was established in 1996 to oversee the management
of the hospital. The group consists of physicians, scientists and managers from
the nation's top hospitals and research facilities. The board was an outgrowth
of a recommendation of a review team appointed by former Health and Human Services
Secretary Donna Shalala in 1995.
Final JCAHO score puts Clinical Center on top
The final results are in! Once again the Clinical Center has demonstrated
that we provide exceptional care and services to our patients and their families.
The CC received an overall score of 94 out of a possible 100 points from the
Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations, based on the
accreditation survey conducted last November.
"This is a terrific score and is reflective of the high-quality
staff and services we provide here at the Clinical Center," said CC Director
Dr. John Gallin. JCAHO assesses healthcare facilities every three years in an
effort to assure that healthcare organizations throughout the country provide
safe and quality care to the public.
Each facility is rated on patient functions, organizational functions
and structure. The CC received one Type I recommendation related to past documentation
practices regarding conscious sedation. Type I recommendations indicate that
the organization has room for improvement in the area assessed. At the time
of survey, the Clinical Center had already addressed this deficiency. A formal
response to this recommendation will be submitted to JCAHO within six months.
In the meantime, the CC already is preparing itself for the next JCAHO survey
"Our focus is for continual readiness in order to maintain
a momentum that keeps the Clinical Center at the top of all healthcare facilities
in the nation," said Gallin.
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CC QWI and Diversity Council: The generation gapA workforce
Organizations have become increasingly diverse in terms of their employee populations
and the customers they serve. Managers are learning that the "one size fits
all" approach to leadership is outmoded and does not promote employee recruitment
or retention. Organizational consultants are helping managers and employees
to adjust and improve their communication methods and techniques to complement
the values, ambitions and world views of the diverse workforce.
Mr. Ron Zemke, a noted author who has published seminal work on generational
differences in the workplace, was a guest speaker and trainer on June 12 at
an HHS-sponsored, cross-generational communications workshop. This activity
included a presentation by the author, a panel discussion with representatives
from the various "generations" and a workshop with case studies. Zemke explained
that understanding generational differences is critical to making them work
for, not against, organizations. It is essential to creating harmony, mutual
respect and joint effort where there is often mistrust, isolation and turnover.
He described four categories of generational cohorts:
Veterans (born 1922-1943)
Baby Boomers (born 1943-1960)
Generation X (born 1960-1980)
Generation Next (born 1980-later)
Zemke pointed out that people resemble their times and their peers more than
they resemble their parents. Each group has core values for which it is known,
as well as assets and liabilities.
Veterans: Dedication, sacrifice, hard work, conformity, law and order, respect
for authority, patience, delayed reward, duty before pleasure, adherence to
Baby Boomers: Optimism, team orientation, personal gratification, health and
wellness, personal growth, youth, work, involvement.
Generation Xers: Diversity, thinking globally, balance, technoliteracy, fun,
informality, self-reliance, pragmatism.
Generation Next-ers: Optimism, civic duty, confidence, achievement, sociability,
morality, street smarts, diversity.
Each generation has its strengths and weaknesses in the workplace. Here are
tips to remember about each group:
- They comprise 27% of the population and 12% of the workforce
- They are good mentors for Next-ers
- They are traditional, formalThey have slowed down
- They prefer part-time and project work
- 11,000 people in the U.S. turn 50 each day
- Personal recognition and legacy-building are key
- They are classic workaholics
- They want to make a difference
- They enjoy involvement and participation
- They are skilled portfolio builders
- They are self-directed learners
- They are tech-oriented and friendly
- They dislike meetings/group decision making
- They are task, not process, oriented
- They want challenging, interesting jobs
- They are socially conscious, activist, project oriented
- They need guidance in how to work (structure, direction)
- They expect career planning and counseling
- They like collaborative action, group work and high involvement
- Trust is an issue; they will not work for those they do not trust
If managers and employees remain aware of the core values, assets and liabilities
represented by the various generations, it is possible to avoid much conflict
and motivate staff to remain in an organization. Zemke remarked that organizations
can earn high marks if they will do the following to address diverse generations
in the workforce: Accommodate and respect differences Create nontraditional
learning choices Operate from a flexible work/management style Respect competence
and initiative Nourish retention beginning the day the employee signs on.
This story was brought to you by the Clinical Center Quality of Worklife
Initiative and Diversity Council.
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historic rounds in August
Special Grand Rounds for Fellows lecture series offers broad
view of medicine
Grand Rounds in August may sound unusual. In fact, it's never been done
before. Each Wednesday in August, a special Grand Rounds for Fellows will
be held in Lipsett Amphitheater from noon to 1:00 p.m.
The series of lectures will cover some of the core curriculum requirements
for graduate medical education training as outlined by the Accreditation
Council for Graduate Medical Education. The ACGME accredits 17 residency
and subspecialty programs at NIH.
"This is an exciting and interesting way to supply core requirements
and allow fellows to think more broadly of medicine," said Dr. Frederick
P. Ognibene, director, critical care medicine fellowship training program,
CC, and co-chair, Graduate Medical Education Committee.
Five speakers from inside and outside of NIH will discuss critical reading
of biomedical literature, ethical issues, medical malpractice law, culture
and the patient-physician relationship, and physician impairment. "These
are case-based presentations that will stimulate interaction with the audience
and bring home the relevance of these particular areas of study," said
Brenda Hanning, acting director, NIH Office of Education, and co-chair,
Graduate Medical Education Committee.
The lecture series is part of the Clinical Center's commitment to provide
continuing education and training to physicians and other health professionals.
Other programs include the Introduction to the Principles and Practice of
Clinical Research, a course designed to teach researchers how to design
good clinical trials, and the Ethical and Regulatory Aspects of Human Subject
Research course, designed to study ethical issues related to the conduct
of research, clinical practice and health policy.
Although the lecture series was created for fellows, Dr. Ognibene encourages
everyone to attend. "These lectures will have a broad applicability
and will be of benefit not only to fellows at NIH, but to other researchers
as well," said Ognibene. "This is information that will be used
throughout their careers, whether here at NIH or at another institution."
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Youth initiative opens doors for Native-American Indians
Youths learn of opportunities in biomedical research
A half-hour talk on diabetes presented by Dr. Sanford Garfield, senior advisor,
NIDDK, peaked Justin Norris's attention. Most of his family suffers from the
disease, which is one of the most serious health challenges facing Native-American
Indians. "I want to learn more about diabetes and research other ways to
prevent the disease so that I can go back to the community and help my tribe,"
said Norris, a member of the Gila River Pima tribe in Gila River, AZ.
But ask any of the 60 high school students why they came to the Clinical Center
as part of the National Native-American Youth Initiative, designed to bring
Native American Indians into the field of biomedical research, the answers are
all the same - to give back to their people.
Burness (right), a summer research fellow with the surgery branch, NCI,
spoke to Shilah Noland (left), Jessica Onsae and Candace Watts about her
experiences working in one of the labs. All of the students had an opportunity
to visit a lab and speak to researchers.
"We have an obligation to give back to our communities," said Erin
Tansey, an intern with NHGRI and member of the Navajo tribe. Tansey, a native
of New Mexico, was one of two interns who spoke to the students as part of a
panel. "All throughout New Mexico and especially on reservations, there
is an extremely underserved population of American Indians. So we are all privileged
to have a positive experience like this that will help us accomplish our goals."
The program, sponsored by the Association of American Indian Physicians, began
four years ago in an effort to motivate Native-American students to remain in
academics and pursue a career in the health profession or biomedical research.
Nearly 60 students from across the U.S. participated in the week-long program
that also included tours through the Library of Medicine, Uniformed Services
University of Health Sciences, and U.S. Capital. The students spent one day
touring the CC and listening to presentations on the Human Genome Project and
research training opportunities at NIH.
"Many of these kids are from disadvantaged backgrounds and had the opportunity
to either succeed academically or fail," said Lancer Stephens, program
coordinator for the National Native-American Youth Initiative. "But they
chose academics because they care about their families and improving the lives
of their people."
Marlon Footracer lives in a community where going to college is unheard of.
A member of the Navajo Tribe from Page, AZ, he was accepted into five universities
and will attend Stanford University in the fall. Footracer came to NIH through
the NINDS summer internship program after participating in the youth initiative
last year. "I've always been encouraged by my parents and members of the
community to pursue intellectual interests," said Footracer. "I'm
discouraged by the lack of healthcare and the health disparities in my community,
and now I am motivated and have the opportunity to fix it."
Of the 1,000 students interning at NIH this summer, fewer than 10 are Native-American
Indians, according to Levon Parker, minority and special concerns program officer,
NINDS. Fewer than 70 applications were submitted by Native-American Indians,
which is far below the number of applications for African Americans, Hispanics
and people with disabilities.
"The only careers that some of these young people are exposed to are
those they see in the communities and local high schools. Their role models
are not research oriented," said Frank GrayShield, MPH, public health advisor,
NHLBI. "It's important that these young people have a vision for the future,
and with that vision they are able to make their lives worthwhile and to have
made a difference not only to the people in their tribes, but to everyone."
-by Tanya Brown
Postdoctoral fellow awarded prestigious blue-ribbon
Pastwa's (left) award-winning poster hangs in the Nuclear Medicine Department.
Dr. Pastwa, pictured with Dr. Thomas Winters, is one of the few researchers
to win the award as a postdoctoral fellow.
Elzbieta Pastwa, Ph.D., a postdoctoral fellow in the Clinical
Center's Department of Nuclear Medicine's DNA Radiobiology Lab, was awarded
$500 and a blue ribbon at the Radiation Research Society's meeting in San Juan,
PR, April 21-25, 2001.
Dr. Pastwa's award was based on her abstract entitled The in vitro
repair of DNA double-strand breaks by HeLa cell extracts is end-group dependent.
The abstract was illustrated in a poster that Dr. Pastwa presented at a mini-symposium.
Dr. Pastwa is first author on her paper; Dr. Ronald Neumann, chief, Nuclear
Medicine Department and lab chief, DNA Radiobiology Lab, is second author. Thomas
Winters, Ph.D., DNA Radiobiology staff scientist and Pastwa's postdoctoral mentor,
is third author.
The goal of the winning project was to establish an in vitro DNA
double-strand break repair assay and determine possible structure and function
for the enzymes involved in repair. For Dr. Pastwa to win this prestigious award
in this, the 30th year of the great war on cancer, is a great honor not only
for her, but the lab, NMD and the Clinical Center. The work of this lab points
to finding a more accurate way to "focus" radiation therapy, via a
new type of instrument, on a cancer tumor so directly and precisely that it
can specifically eliminate a targeted gene.
Dr. Pastwa, a Polish national, graduated from Technical University
of Lodz in Poland. She received her Ph.D. from the Medical University of Lodz
in Poland in 1998 and came to NIH in 1999. Her research is concentrated on the
study of enzymatic requirements for the repair of radiation-induced DNA double-strand
-by Babs McMahon
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Forms analyst, designer retires after 42
Spend a few minutes with Jo Abbott and it's clear that she has
made her mark at NIH and the Clinical Center. Yet after 42 years of making her
mark, Abbott will retire this month from her position as a forms analyst in
the Medical Records Department.
Just one month out of high school at age 17, Abbott began working
at NIH as a secretary/stenograper. "In those days you had to have a work
permit to start working at that age," said Abbott.
Although her plans to become a medical illustrator didn't pan
out, she didn't let that stop her. Abbott moved to the main campus to Building
36, where she began designing blueprints and artwork detailing the interfacing
of electronic instruments in the development of image processing. The Civil
Service later certified her as an engineering draftsman. But Abbott wasn't fully
satisfied, so she came to the Clinical Center where she drew illustrations for
articles published in medical journals by research doctors in the NCI Department
of Pathology. Throughout the years, many of her designs have been displayed
throughout the CC.
She later moved to the Medical Record Department where, as a forms
analyst, she designed all the medical records forms used in the Clinical Center.
By her own initiative, Abbott wrote a book on the history of the medical records
forms and how each form is used. The book is used as a training and reference
guide in the Medical Record Department.
In her spare time, Abbott designs crafts and donates them to the
Friends of the Clinical Center Flower Shop. Her love for designing and creating
will go with her into retirement, but as for her future plans, Abbott is still
up in the air. "The big question I get from everyone is 'what are you going
to do now?' The answer to that is that I'm going to do nothing specific for
a while," said Abbott. "I want to spend some quality time with my
mother, do some interior decorating in my condo and, if it's still scheduled,
I'll be back for Christmas Bazaar in the Clinical Center."
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MIS celebrates its silver anniversary
photo, taken in 1976, shows Bill Creelman, Technicon Systems analyst, reviewing
the MIS system with Nursing Department employees. (l to r) Shirley Butters,
Esther McIntosh, Carol Romano and Karen Edwards.
The CC is celebrating 25 years of moving into the computer age. The medical
information system, known as MIS, was installed and has been fully operational
for a quarter of a century, which marks a milestone in CC history.
In 1975, NIH signed a contract with Technicon Medical Information Systems,
Inc., to provide a computerized hospital information system for the Clinical
Center. The system was designed to collect, transmit and store information about
patients, with the hopes of broadening its scope to include storing clinical
research protocols to assist investigators in carryout clinical studies.
"We needed one master system that could communicate with other sytems
around the Clinical Center," said Gerald Macks, a now-retired management
analyst and one of the overseers of the original project. Once the contract
was awarded, three terminals were set up in the admissions section of the lobby
and on 7D48 of the Clinical Center for demonstration and training purposes.
By April 1976, the system went live on the 5W nursing station, which served
as the pilot. The monitors, then known as video matrix terminals, were actual
television sets with the knobs taken off. Each station was equipped with a keyboard
and a light pen to select the information on the screen. A multiprinter was
used along with each system to print forms and labels for permanent records.
Nearly 110,000 patient records had to be transferred to the system by October
31, 1996, when the system was fully functional throughout the Clinical Center.
There were 99 terminals and 57 printers.
"The team effort for the hospital information system was special, and
in its day was the greatest team effort in Clinical Center history," said
CC Director Dr. John Gallin.
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Outstanding clinical teacher
Dr. Thomas J.
Walsh, senior investigator, pediatric oncology branch, NCI, was awarded
this year's Clinical Teacher Award. The award recognizes excellence in clinical
training involving the direct care of patients by any senior clinical investigator
at NIH. Clinical associates nominate individuals who, in their judgment,
have contributed significantly to the professional development of clinical
trainees. A panel of NIH fellows makes the final selection. Pictured (l
to r), Dr. Thomas J. Walsh, Dr. James Gully, Dr. John Gallin and Rob McClure.
NIH (ClinPRAT) training program
This three-year postdoctoral research fellowship training program is sponsored
by the Clinical Center, the National Institute of General Medical Sciences,
and the NIH Office of Intramural Research, Office of the Director. This program
emphasizes the application of laboratory pharmacology, biostatistics, pharmacokinetics
and chemistry to the study of drug action in humans. Postdoctoral training
will be available starting July 1, 2002, and in subsequent years. Candidates
must have a M.D. degree and, in general, have completed three years of residency
training and be board eligible in a primary medical specialty. Candidates
must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents of the United States. Candidates'
qualifications are evaluated by the Clinical Pharmacology Steering Committee.
Selection is highly competitive and preference will be given to applicants
with outstanding potential. The stipend is determined by the candidateÕs educational
and professional experience. For additional information visit our website
at http://www.cc.nih.gov/OD/clinprat/ or call Donna L. Shields at 301-435-6618.
The 15th annual NIH Research Festival, the yearly showcase for the NIH intramural
research program, will be held October 2-5. The Research Festival Organizing
Committee is now accepting submission of poster abstracts by all NIH staff
and FDA/CBER staff from the Bethesda campus. Posters in any area of research
conducted at NIH will be considered for presentation, but the committee is
requesting a limit of one poster submission per presenter. The deadline for
online poster submission is 5:00 p.m., Monday, August 6. Applicants will be
notified of acceptance by e-mail in mid-August. For more information visit
the Research Festival website at http://festival01.nih.gov or call Paula Cohen
at 301-496-1776 or e-mail email@example.com.
All registered nurses interested in a unique opportunity to provide compassionate
care to oncology patients at the CC should consider the Oncology Fellowship
Program. The program features a 96-hour didactic component that covers topics
pertinent to your work setting, including pathophysiology, disease types,
treatment modalities, symptom management, patient teaching and oncology emergencies.
The clinical component consists of direct patient care experiences using a
1:1 preceptor model in the work setting. The clinical rotations will prepare
you to care for the unique patient population served at NIH. For information,
contact the nurse recruitment team at 1-800-732-5985 or visit the website
The Emergency Management Branch, Division of Public Safety, Office of
Research Services, is sponsoring a contest to create the fire prevention slogans
to be used in next year's official NIH Fire Safety Awareness Day poster. Contest
rules: 1. You may enter as many times as you'd like. 2. The slogan should
directly pertain to the objectives of fire prevention, and preferably not
exceed one sentence in length. 3. All entries should be printed or typed on
one side of an 81/2 x 11 sheet of white paper and in order of preference for
consideration. 4. Entries should be original and unpublished at time of submission.
5. Judges' decisions are final. 6. Employees of the Emergency Management Branch,
Division of Public Safety, and their immediate families are not permitted
to enter. 7. All entries must be received by the Fire Prevention Section by
the close of business on Sept. 4. Mail entries to Bldg. 15, Room 2, or fax
to 301-402-2059. For information, call 301-496-0487.
Flower shop help
The Friends of the Clinical Center Flower Shop is in need of volunteers. The
shop temporarily closed its doors due to a lack of help. According to Randy
Schools, president and CEO of NIH Recreation and Welfare, most of the volunteers
working in the flower shop were elderly and could not continue to work, which
leaves the shop closed until more volunteers can be found. Schools said he
hopes to have students running the shop during the summer break, which will
allow time to recruit more volunteers. To volunteer, call 301-496-6061.
NIH general parking permits for campus employees whose last names begin with
M or N will expire on the last day of July 2001. In order to obtain a new
general parking permit, an employee will need to visit the NIH parking office
in Building 31, Room B3B04. Remember to bring your NIH identification card,
valid driver's license and vehicle registration.
You are invited to attend the Thyroid Cancer Support Group for survivors,
families and friends, every second and fourth Tuesday of each month from 7
p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Meetings are held in the Social Work Conference Room 1N248,
Bldg. 10. For more information contact Margaret Sarris at 301-496-6020.
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NIAAA is seeking healthy males, ages 40-59, to participate in cognitive/psychological
studies. No medication is involved. Call 301-594-9950. Compensation is provided.
NIMH is seeking healthy children, ages 6-17, to participate in reviewing
film clips, included among which will be humorous, sad and spooky clips. Your
children may be eligible if they do not have a history of psychiatric problems
or take any prescribed medications. Participation involves one outpatient
visit and a possible second visit. Compensation is provided. Call 301-496-8381.
College-educated middle-aged adults needed for a two-day outpatient study
at NIMH. Involves blood draw and routine clinical, neurological and cognitive
procedures. Compensation provided. For information call 301-435-8970.
Healthy children, ages 5-8, are sought by NINDS to participate in a study
comparing language organization with that of children with epilepsy. Your
children may be eligible if they speak English as their first language, do
not have a learning disability, attention deficit disorder or any serious
medical condition and do not wear braces or glasses (contacts allowed). Participation
involves 2-4 outpatient visits over one year. Compensation is provided. Call
Lynn at 301-402-3745.
NICHD is seeking healthy women ages 18-55 or 60 and older, to participate
in an ovarian function study involving five brief outpatient visits. Blood
draws, ultrasound and an injection of a natural body hormone are involved.
You may be eligible if you do not smoke or take any drugs including birth
control. A past pregnancy is necessary. Compensation is provided. For information
The National Institute of Mental Health is seeking healthy children, ages
6-17, to participate in a mood and emotion study. Your child may not be eligible
if he/she has medical or psychiatric problems, takes prescribed medications,
or has any first-degree relatives with psychiatric problems. Participation
involves three-day screening and evaluation, two-day follow-up evaluation,
MRI, physiological and psychological testing, and one month of at-home ratings.
Compensation is provided. Call 301-496-8381.
Researchers studying infantile neuronal ceroid lipofuscinosis are enrolling
patients in a study. For more information, call 1-800-411-1222 (TTY: 1-866-411-1010).
The NIH seeks adults and children age 5 or older who stutter or have family
speech disorders for an experimental study of the causes of these disorders.
Researchers offer speech, voice and language testing. There are no study-related
costs to participants. Compensation provided. For information, call 1-800-411-1222
The Clinical Brain Disorders Branch of the National Institute of Mental
Health is conducting a six-month inpatient research study. The program is
free of charge and involves extensive diagnostic evaluations, medication-free
studies, neuroimaging and cognitive and neurological testing. Participants
must be between the ages of 18 and 65, be diagnosed with schizophrenia or
schizoaffective disorder, and be free of significant medical/neurological
illnesses and active substance abuse. For more information or to volunteer,
contact E. Anne Riley, Ph.D. at 301-594-0874 or call toll-free at 1-888-674-NIMH
(6464) or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org or website: http://cbdb.nimh.nih.gov/inpatient.
NIDCR is seeking healthy volunteers, age 40-60, to participate in a research
study comparing absorption of drug levels to aid in treatment of oral ulcers.
You may be eligible if you are not taking any prescribed or over-the-counter
drugs, except birth control, do not have oral ulcers or a chronic illness,
and are not participating in any other research study at the same time.Participation
involves three outpatient visits. Compensation is provided. For more information
or to volunteer, call 1-888-606-0220.
The National Institute of Child Health and Human Development is seeking women,
ages 18-42, to participate in a study comparing bone density in healthy women.
You may be eligible to participate if you have no medical conditions and a
regular menstrual cycle, not pregnant, nursing or planning pregnancy over
the next three years; do not use oral contraceptives or prescribed medications;
smoke less than two cigarettes per day; and drink less than two alcoholic
drinks per day. Participation involves four visits over a three-year period,
blood test, bone density test, urine test and cognitive testing. Compensation
is provided. For more information call 301-435-7926 or 301-594-3839.
Sickle cell study
Individuals with sickle cell disease are asked to participate in a six-hour
bood study during which nitric oxide, a substance produced naturally by the
body, will be given. Researchers believe that nitric oxide may improve the
flow of blood, which may reduce complications and improve the overall health
of people with sickle cell disease. Volunteers will receive a free heart exam
as part of the study and will have their progress followed for two years.
If you are between the ages of 18 and 65 and have sickle cell disease, you
may be able to take part in this study. Call 1-800-411-1222 (TTY: 1-866-411-1010).
The NIH Pain Research Clinic is conducting research studies to improve the
treatment of chronic back and leg pain. The clinic is interested in pain resulting
from a pinched lumbar nerve caused by conditions such as a herniated disc,
a bone spur or arthritis. You may be able to take part if you are age 18 or
older and if you have had pain in your back and leg or buttock for the last
3 months. Call 1-800-411-1222 (TTY 1-866-411-1010).
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