NIH Clinical Center

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Message from the Director

Important Events in Clinical Center History

Governance and Accreditation

Organization Structure and Programs

Heralding Fifty Years of Clinical Caring and Clinical Research

The Mark O. Hatfield Clinical Research Center

Activation Planning for the Clinical Research Center

The Edmond J. Safra Family Lodge

Clinical Research

Clinician Highlight

Clinical Research Training

Organizational Effectiveness and Efficiency

Public Outreach  End of left navigation list link group.

Organizational Structure and Programs

The Clinical Center organization supports programs in the areas of Clinical Research, Patient Care and Hospital Services and Management and Operations. Each organizational unit—department, office or service—strives to deliver the most efficient and effective healthcare practices in support of the relevant program goals and objectives.

Clinical Research
Clinical Center departments conducting Clinical Center clinical research are:

  • Anesthesia and Surgical Services
  • Clinical Bioethics
  • Critical Care Medicine
  • Hospital Epidemiology
  • Imaging Sciences
  • Laboratory Medicine
  • Nursing
  • Pharmacy
  • Protocol Services
  • Rehabilitation Medicine
  • Transfusion Medicine

Patient Care and Hospital Services
Comprehensive and wide-ranging hospital services in support of the highest quality patient care at the Clinical Center are:

  • Clinical Research Informatics
  • Credentials and Privileging
  • Housekeeping and Fabric Care
  • Materials Management
  • Medical Records
  • Networks and Applications
  • Nursing
  • Nutrition
  • Patient Representative
  • Social Work
  • Spiritual Ministry

Management and Operations
Supporting the Clinical Center management and operational needs are:

  • Administrative Management and Planning
  • Communications
  • Children’s School
  • Equal Employment Opportunity
  • Facilities Management
  • Financial Management
  • Human Resources
  • Hospital Safety
  • Office of the Director
  • Patient Recruitment and Public Liaison
  • Planning and Organizational Development
  • Technology Transfer
Photo: David Folio, RD, MS Photo: Zena Quezado, MD

(left) David Folio, RD, MS
(right) Zena Quezado, MD

Two new department heads were named in 2003. David Folio joined the Clinical Center staff as the new chief of the Nutrition Department. He received his Masters Degree in clinical nutrition from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey and a Bachelors Degree in nutritional science from Rutgers University. Dr. Zena Quezado has been appointed as the new chief of the Department of Anesthesia and Surgical Services. Born in Brazil, Dr. Quezado received her medical training at the Federal University of Ceara. After moving to the U. S. in 1986, she completed a medical internship and residency at the Albert Einstein Medical Center at Temple University.

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Home States of All Active Clinical Center Patients >
Patient Activity and Workforce Distribution >
Protocols by Research Type and Breakdown of Clinical Trials >

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