Clinical Center News
April 2017

"Emperor of All Maladies" author talks genes at NIH Big Read

Dr. Siddhartha Mukherjee (right), Pulitzer Prize-winning author visits the National Institutes of Health April 17 to give a presentation based on his new book The Gene: An Intimate History.
Dr. Siddhartha Mukherjee (right), Pulitzer Prize-winning author of "Emperor of All Maladies", visits the National Institutes of Health April 17 to give a presentation based on his new book "The Gene: An Intimate History." He led the audience through a history of genetic medicine, including the early findings and assumptions of genetics' founding fathers, how eugenics emerged as an area of study and its devastating costs to society and how genetic information is used in present day practice. Following his lecture, Dr. Francis Collins, director of the NIH, and Mukherjee discussed the important issues and ethical questions around the use of germline manipulation technologies such as gene editing and what the opportunities and consequences of such technology can be for the human race.

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Dr. Peter Pronovost speaking about Working Toward High Reliability at the March 22 Grand Rounds
Dr. James Gilman (right), Dr. Thomas E. Price (middle) and NIH Director Dr. Francis Collins
photo of Dr. James Gilman, CEO of the NIH Clinical Center: I want to hear from you. Only you can make evolutions at NIH. Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey, weeks of May 8 – June 19, 2017.
Barnum & Bailey Circus clowns and NIH Clinical Center patient
Dr. Francis Collins (left) and Dr. Siddhartha Mukherjee (right)
Map of Syria
Yogesh Kalotra (left), Deborah Crawford (center) and Natalia Sampaio Moura volunteer with the NIH Clinical Center's Volunteer Program
Dr. James Gilman speaking to staff at a town hall on April 4
Clinical Center patient Kayla Mills demonstrating the proper hand hygiene routine inside her hospital room on one of the new screensavers added to the Clinical Center's computers in early April
Front view of the Clinical Center
a clinician and a patient with a family member