Clinical Center News
Winter 2016
The sweet smell of gingerbread houses fill the atrium
Fifty-five entries in the 13th Annual Gingerbread House Decorating Contest are on display in the Clinical Center atrium. Created by NIH staff, the houses were judged by employees, patients and visitors with paper ballots and on Facebook [disclaimer]. The National Human Genome Research Institute Dog Genome Project entry (below, left) was the first place paper ballot winner and the Ewok Christmas Dogs N-Cats by a team from the National Center for Advancing Translational Science (below, right) was the first place Facebook winner.
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The Dog Genome Project entry paper ballot Winner
CC employee chases dream, changes career
After 18 years of working at NIH, Lisa Krueger has just accomplished what many only dream of – she has earned a college education by attending school part-time over the past five years and has made a dramatic career change from an administrative assistant to a nurse resident in the NIH Clinical Center. Krueger, a former assistant for Dr. David Henderson, the CC deputy director for clinical care and associate director for hospital Epidemiology and Quality Improvement, is now a nurse resident on 5SE.
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Lisa Krueger and Nathan Swaney
Dr. Paul Farmer, founder of health care non-profit speaks on global health equity, visits pediatric patient from Peru
In late November, 7-year-old pediatric patient Melva Fernandez Quispe and her father, Carlos Fernandez Suni, received a special visit in their NIH Clinical Center room from Dr. Paul Farmer, co-founder and chief strategist of Partners In Health (PIH). PIH, a non-profit...
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Dr. Paul Farmer, Melva Fernandez Quispe, her father Carlos Fernandez Suni, Dr. Francis Collins and staff
Hooray for Caregiver’s Day! NIH celebrates people who provide patient support
In recognition of National Family Caregiver Month, the NIH Clinical Center held the 7th Annual Family Caregiver Day Nov. 15. CC departments and outside organizations shared resources, services and hosted a variety of interactive workshops for family caregivers. In addition...
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Candace Campbell and her husband and caregiver Eric Campbell
Travel Office connects patients with cures
Imagine you've been diagnosed with a rare disease that doctors see in one out of 200,000 patients. Your physician has reached out to the NIH Clinical Center in Bethesda, Md., and you have been accepted into a clinical trial at one of the world's most prestigious research hospitals. You're feeling a mix of emotions: relief, anxiety and curiosity. But the next big question is, "How do I get there?"
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Gabby Nadjmabadi assisting Robert Richardson
Study participants needed for a trial on the health of the heart and blood vessels and a trial seeking to help prediabetic overweight and obese individuals
Are you 30 to 65 years old, overweight or obese, and have pre-diabetes? NIH obesity researchers want to learn how well a medication called roflumilast improves blood sugar levels in overweight and obese adults who are not diabetic but who have high fasting blood sugar levels ("pre-diabetes").
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CC employee chases dream, changes career
After 18 years of working at NIH, Lisa Krueger has just accomplished what many only dream of – she has earned a college education by attending school part-time over the past five years and has made a dramatic career change from an administrative assistant to a nurse resident in the NIH Clinical Center. Krueger, a former assistant for Dr. David Henderson, the CC deputy director for clinical care and associate director for hospital Epidemiology and Quality Improvement, is now a nurse resident on 5SE.
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Lisa Krueger and Nathan Swaney
Dr. Paul Farmer, founder of health care non-profit speaks on global health equity, visits pediatric patient from Peru
In late November, 7-year-old pediatric patient Melva Fernandez Quispe and her father, Carlos Fernandez Suni, received a special visit in their NIH Clinical Center room from Dr. Paul Farmer, co-founder and chief strategist of Partners In Health (PIH). PIH, a non-profit...
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Dr. Paul Farmer, Melva Fernandez Quispe, her father Carlos Fernandez Suni, Dr. Francis Collins and staff
Hooray for Caregiver’s Day! NIH celebrates people who provide patient support
In recognition of National Family Caregiver Month, the NIH Clinical Center held the 7th Annual Family Caregiver Day Nov. 15. CC departments and outside organizations shared resources, services and hosted a variety of interactive workshops for family caregivers. In addition...
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Candace Campbell and her husband and caregiver Eric Campbell
Travel Office connects patients with cures
Imagine you've been diagnosed with a rare disease that doctors see in one out of 200,000 patients. Your physician has reached out to the NIH Clinical Center in Bethesda, Md., and you have been accepted into a clinical trial at one of the world's most prestigious research hospitals. You're feeling a mix of emotions: relief, anxiety and curiosity. But the next big question is, "How do I get there?"
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Gabby Nadjmabadi assisting Robert Richardson
9/11 survivor discusses challenges, inclusion
Imagine you've been diagnosed with a rare disease that doctors see in one out of 200,000 patients. Your physician has reached out to the NIH Clinical Center in Bethesda, Md., and you have been accepted into a clinical trial at one of the world's most prestigious research hospitals. You're feeling a mix of emotions: relief, anxiety and curiosity. But the next big question is, "How do I get there?"
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Hingson with his current guide dog, Africa
Dr. Nicholas Patronas, CC neuroradiology section chief, retires
Dr. Nicholas Patronas, chief of the Section of Neuroradiology in the NIH Clinical Center Radiology and Imaging Sciences Department, retired Sept. 30. Patronas is a distinguished leader in the neuroradiology field for three decades.
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Dr. Nadia Biassou, Dr. Dima Hammond, Dr. Nick Patronas, Dr. John Butman and Dr. Eva Baker
A celebration of Nurse Practitioners, who are a crucial part of the patient care team
Nurse Practitioners are an integral member of any clinical trial's team. They make important contributions to patient care, research integrity and human subject protection. National Nurse Practitioner Week was celebrated amongst those in the NIH Clinical Center Nov. 13-19.
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Dr. Rita Volochayev
Hurry! CFC extended to Dec. 31, 2016
Pharmacy Department Deputy Director Dr. Barry Goldspiel shaved his signature moustache and dyed his hair pink to inspire participation in the Combined Federal Campaign (CFC).
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Dr. Barry Goldspiel
Five recent graduates of nursing school complete Clinical Research Nursing Residency Program
On Oct. 19, the Clinical Center Nursing Department celebrated the graduation of the Clinical Research Nursing Residency Program's third cohort of trainees. Pictured above, from left to right, trainees Debbie York, Faith Gill, Sayaka Simmons, Joe Shadrick and Lonice Carter...
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from left to right, trainees Debbie York, Faith Gill, Sayaka Simmons, Joe Shadrick and Lonice Carter and Rachel Perkins
Former NIH trainee returns to lecture on leading cause of pediatric acquired heart disease
Dr. Adriana Tremoulet, alum of the NIH Clinical Research Training Program, came back to the NIH Clinical Center Nov. 9 as a guest speaker for the Contemporary Clinical Medicine: Great Teachers lecture.Tremoulet, who completed the training program in 1999, now called the Medical Research Scholars Program (MRSP)...
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Dr. Adriana Tremoulet
UNC professor presents Astute Clinician Lecture on autoimmune swelling of blood vessels
Dr. Ronald Falk presented the annual NIH Astute Clinician Lecture in early November in the NIH Clinical Center. Falk was introduced by Dr. Francis Collins, director of the NIH, who reflected on his experience learning alongside Falk in medical school.
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Dr. Ronald Falk
California radiogenomic expert presented annual Doppman Memorial Lecture
On Oct. 26, Dr. Michael Kuo traveled to the NIH from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) to present at the 16th Annual John Doppman Memorial Lecture for Imaging Sciences. Kuo and his team have pioneered the field of Radiogenomics, which is the integration of...
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Left photo: Dr. Michael Kuo,  Dr. John I. Gallin,  Dr. David Bluemke, and Mrs. Anne-Marie Doppman. Right photo: Bluemke presenting Kuo with a certificate of appreciation
Five NIH grants awarded for collaborative research in the Clinical Center, across the U.S.
Five new innovative research projects, recently funded by the NIH, will soon bring together NIH intramural researchers with researchers from institutions across the nation. Collaboratively, these top scientists will conduct promising new protocols within the...
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Drs. Martin Blaser, Tom Battaglia, Guillermo Perez and Lama Nazzal
Experts from NIH and the Middle East cure patient with rare tumor
In November 2015, Jumana, a teenage patient, arrived at the NIH seeking a cure for a rare disease that made her bones so fragile and muscles so weak that she was confined to her bed, barely able to lift her legs. Earlier this year, after a medical collaboration by NIH researchers...
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x-ray of patient's upper jaw
Dr. Nicholas Patronas, CC neuroradiology section chief, retires
Dr. Nicholas Patronas, chief of the Section of Neuroradiology in the NIH Clinical Center Radiology and Imaging Sciences Department, retired Sept. 30. Patronas is a distinguished leader in the neuroradiology field for three decades.
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Dr. Nadia Biassou, Dr. Dima Hammond, Dr. Nick Patronas, Dr. John Butman and Dr. Eva Baker
A celebration of Nurse Practitioners, who are a crucial part of the patient care team
Nurse Practitioners are an integral member of any clinical trial's team. They make important contributions to patient care, research integrity and human subject protection. National Nurse Practitioner Week was celebrated amongst those in the NIH Clinical Center Nov. 13-19.
Full Story
Dr. Rita Volochayev
The sweet smell of gingerbread houses fill the atrium
Fifty-five entries in the 13th Annual Gingerbread House Decorating Contest are on display in the Clinical Center atrium. Created by NIH staff, the houses were judged by employees, patients and visitors with paper ballots and on Facebook [disclaimer]. The National Human Genome Research Institute Dog Genome Project entry (below, left) was the first place paper ballot winner and the Ewok Christmas Dogs N-Cats by a team from the National Center for Advancing Translational Science (below, right) was the first place Facebook winner.
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Dog Genome Project entry paper ballot Winner
Annual government survey shows staff satisfaction with work, desire for additional resources and more leadership support
According to the 2016 Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey (FEVS), administered by the U.S. Office of Personnel Management in May, NIH Clinical Center employees enjoy their work but say they need more resources and leadership support. Over 700 CC federal employees...
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Image of Survey Results
Dr. John Gallin appointed to new leadership position
For more than two decades, while under the leadership of director Dr. John I. Gallin, the NIH Clinical Center achieved scientific advances that are saving hundreds of thousands of lives, pioneered countless patient-centered initiatives and trained the next generation of clinician-scientists. This January, Gallin will complete a transition from hospital director to a newly created role as NIH Associate Director for Clinical Research and Chief Scientific Officer...
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Dr. John I. Gallin accepting the Lasker ~ Bloomberg award
Over $2,500 raised for charity at CFC bake sale
The seventh annual CC Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) bake sale took place Oct. 19 and collected around $2,700 for charity. The event raised awareness about the CFC, which allows federal workers, retirees and government contractors the opportunity to donate to charity through December. Treats were baked and sold by staff from 26 different areas of the hospital. Above (left photo), Kenny Williams (left) from the Office of Clinical Research Training and ...
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Left photo: Kenny Williams purchasing baked goods from Peter Conway and Meredith Beck. Right photo: Beck selling treats to a CC staff member

Events

February 27, 2017

Rare Disease Day at NIH

8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m
Building 10, Masur Auditorium

Sponsored by the NIH National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences and Clinical Center, Rare Disease Day raises awareness about rare diseases, affected patients and research collaborations addressing rare disease challenges.

March 28, 2017
May 2, 2017
June 20, 2017

The National Symphony Orchestra Ensemble
Sound Health

1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Hatfield CRC Atrium

All patients, families, visitors, and staff are invited to attend a special ensemble performance. The concert is a part of The National Symphony Orchestra's series, "NSO Sound Health," which brings orchestral music to area hospitals.

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Gallin appointed to new leadership position - For more than two decades, while under the leadership of director Dr. John I. Gallin, the NIH Clinical Center achieved ... Full Story
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