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The NIH Clinical Center

November 16, 2014


Caregiving at the NIH Clinical Center 

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) Clinical Center in Bethesda, Maryland, is the nation's largest hospital devoted entirely to clinical research. The patients who come to the NIH Clinical Center to participate in studies may have rare, complicated conditions. They along with you, their caregiver, may face unique challenges. As a family caregiver, you know how to take care of others. But it's also important to take time out to "REST:" 


Clinical Trials and Hearing Loss














Project SEARCH is a program that provides individuals with intellectual disabilities with an opportunity to develop workforce skills and training. This video is the story of how the Clinical Center, a 240-bed research hospital at the NIH, implemented a Project SEARCH program -- with remarkable results.


People with Disabilities developing workforce skills














Clinical Center Nutrition Department feeds young minds at

science festival 

NIH Clinical Center's Nutrition Department emphasized the science of healthy eating at the 2nd annual U.S. Science & Engineering Festival. The team prepared a meal and dessert to demonstrate MyPlate, the US Department of Agriculture's visual icon for maintaining a balanced diet.


Nutrition and Hearing Loss














NIH Rare Disease Day 

Visual Description: This video shows speakers giving presentations, as well as poster and tabletop exhibits at the 2012 NIH Rare Disease Day hosted at the NIH Clinical Center Feb. 29. The video includes an interview with Dr. Stephen Groft, director of the Office of Rare Diseases Research. 


Rare Disease Day USA













Clinical Investigator Student Trainee Forum 

Nearly 300 students attended the 9th annual Clinical Investigator Student Trainee Forum organized by the NIH Clinical Center.


Emergency department use among adults with disabilities 

Elizabeth Rasch, Ph.D., chief of the Epidemiology and Biostatistics Section in the NIH Clinical Center's Rehabilitation Medicine Department, talks about a study that showed working-age adults with disabilities accounted for a disproportionate amount of annual emergency department visits.


Emergency Rooms and People with Hearing Loss














Clinical Center volunteers - part of the team!

The NIH Clinical Center recognizes its volunteers not only during National Volunteer Week in April but also throughout the year. More than 200 people volunteer at America's research hospital and provide valuable services that contribute in a variety of areas throughout center.


Hearing Loss Clinical Trials














Clinical Center gives first research participant bone marrow stromal cells 

The NIH Clinical Center, America's research hospital, gave bone marrow stromal cells to its first research participant March 15, 2012. Dr. David Stroncek, chief of the Department of Transfusion Medicine's Cell Processing Section, explains the process.


Bone marrow stromal cells












A1C test for diabetes, prediabetes 

A NIH fact sheet aims to help people better understand a test called the A1C, which is used to diagnose type 2 diabetes and prediabetes, and to monitor people with type 1 and type 2 diabetes.The A1C Test and Diabetes fact sheet is free and available online:­st. (Visual description: This video shows NIH Clinical Center staff members working with medical samples in a laboratory setting to complete tests. NIH Clinical Center's Dr. David Sacks is interviewed.)


Diabetes and Hearing Loss



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