Clinical Center News
May/June 2017

NASA astronaut, biologist Kate Rubins speaks to staff, meets with pediatric patient

Clinical Center CEO Dr. James Gilman shows NASA astronaut–scientist Dr. Kate Rubins a model of the hospital.
On April 25, NASA astronaut–scientist Dr. Kate Rubins visited the National Institutes of Health for a series of events regarding her 115-days aboard the International Space Station last year. Rubins, the first person to sequence DNA in space, participated in an NIH-Twitter chat for DNA Day. At the Clinical Center Rubins was greeted by the Clinical Center CEO Dr. James Gilman (left).

Rubins speaks with pediatric patient and family
After a quick tour of the Clinical Center Rubins gave a short talk in Masur auditorium with NIH Director Dr. Frances Collins. She also toured laboratories and stopped by to visit pediatric patient Kelsey Connell and her family in the Pediatric clinic. View the full lecture (HHS Only) or shortened version [disclaimer].

Rubins speaks with pediatric patient
Rubins describes her time aboard the International Space Station in 2016 to a pediatric patient at the NIH Clinical Center.

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