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Fall 2021
Music in the Atrium carries on
Even with only strings and percussion instruments allowed due to COVID-19 precautions, the hospital's "Music in the Atrium" program continues to bring uplifting, healing music to the Clinical Center atrium.
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Clinical Center informed consent process goes digital
A new way to electronically sign consents is now available at the Clinical Center.
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NIH Clinical Center wins 2021 Grace award
The National Institutes of Health Clinical Center will have to get a bigger awards shelf.
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Science, society and lessons from the COVID-19 pandemic
In addition to being a public health challenge, pandemics are also an economic and social challenge.
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NIH Clinical Center bids farewell to long-time staff and welcomes new ones
This year has been active on the personnel front with many people moving into new leadership positions at the NIH Clinical Center.
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Obesity shown to be a significant factor in COVID-19 complications
People with obesity have an increased risk of catching the virus as well as intensified adverse effects - this topic was front and center...
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Clinical Center informed consent process goes digital
A new way to electronically sign consents is now available at the Clinical Center.
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Updates from the Patient Recruitment Office
Help the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases fight the flu!
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Virtual and vital: Camp Fantastic reaches kids with cancer
For nearly 40 years, kids with cancer in treatment at the NIH National Cancer Institute Pediatric Oncology Branch and other area treatment centers get a special treat each summer – a week at Camp Fantastic, located in Front Royal, Va.
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Hospital adopts policy for patient recordings
Social media is a huge part of American life with 500 million tweets posted each day and 221.6 million Americans using Facebook in 2020.
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Quilt marks medical journey
NIH Clinical Center Surgeon-in-Chief Jeremy Davis accepted a handmade quilt from his patient Dana Dunham and her sibling Signe Lewis.
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On the frontline of research for COVID-19
During the COVID-19 pandemic, NIH has been on the frontline and is conducting and supporting research to prevent, treat and better understand the virus.
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Music in the Atrium carries on
Even with only strings and percussion instruments allowed due to COVID-19 precautions, the hospital's "Music in the Atrium" program continues to bring uplifting, healing music to the Clinical Center atrium.
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Clinical Center informed consent process goes digital
A new way to electronically sign consents is now available at the Clinical Center.
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NIH Clinical Center wins 2021 Grace award
The National Institutes of Health Clinical Center will have to get a bigger awards shelf.
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NIH Clinical Center bids farewell to long-time staff and welcomes new ones
This year has been active on the personnel front with many people moving into new leadership positions at the NIH Clinical Center.
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New game introduces youngest patients to the Clinical Center
The NIH Clinical Center is giving its patients the chance to "level up" with a new app.
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Flu vaccine clinic for hospital staff kicks off
The Office of Research Services and the Clinical Center will provide free flu shots to staff with a valid NIH identification badge from Sept. 27 through Nov. 5.
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Science, society and lessons from the COVID-19 pandemic
In addition to being a public health challenge, pandemics are also an economic and social challenge.
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Hernandez honored as Distinguished Clinical Teacher
Dr. Jonathan Hernandez, a surgical oncologist with the Surgical Oncology Program in the National Cancer Institute, was presented the NIH 2021 Distinguish Clinical Teacher Award (DCTA).
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Caring for the caregivers
The life of a healthcare professional can be difficult: working long hours in an often hectic environment.
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Should unused clinical samples be repurposed for further research?
Many clinical research studies struggle to find enough participants. Meanwhile, during their regular operations, clinicians, hospitals and clinics frequently see many patients.
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Hospital begins journey to earn Magnet accreditation
Led by the Nursing Department, the Clinical Center has started the journey to achieve accreditation from the American Nurses Credentialing Center as a Magnet® hospital.
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Stanford Artificial Intelligence Expert Presents Doppman Lecture
The NIH Clinical Center Radiology and Imaging Sciences Department hosted the 19th annual John Doppman Lecture for Imaging Sciences Oct. 16.
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Science, society and lessons from the COVID-19 pandemic
In addition to being a public health challenge, pandemics are also an economic and social challenge.
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Obesity shown to be a significant factor in COVID-19 complications
People with obesity have an increased risk of catching the virus as well as intensified adverse effects - this topic was front and center...
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Collins Steps Down as NIH Director
Dr. Francis S. Collins announced he would be stepping down as NIH Director by the end of 2021.
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Updates from the Patient Recruitment Office
Help the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases fight the flu!
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Department of Transfusion Medicine leads two days of blood science symposia
The NIH Clinical Center's Department of Transfusion Medicine (DTM) held two events in September focused on the science and innovation surrounding human blood, antigen-antibody reactions to viruses and diseases and strategies to treat blood disorders.
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NIH supports billion dollar "longhauler" initiative
At the start of 2021, NIH Director Dr. Francis Collins announced a billion-dollar initiative to identify the causes, means of prevention and treatment of individuals who have been sick with COVID-19 and have not fully recovered.
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