The NIH Intramural Clinical Research Program: Changing the Trajectory of Care
BY STEVEN HOLLAND, DEPUTY DIRECTOR FOR INTRAMURAL CLINICAL RESEARCH
Deputy Director for Intramural Clinical Research Steven Holland highlights a few of the ongoing intramural approaches and trials at the Clinical Center that promise to change medical practice in the future.
Dale Lewis (NCI) won first place in the third annual “In-Focus Safe Workplaces for All” photography contest for this image that shows how scientists are safely handling radioactive materials in the lab.
Persevere, learn from your mistakes, and work with collaborators, NIH Director Francis Collins told attendees at the first annual NIH Clinical Fellows Day, held on Friday, October 25, 2013. Several other successful NIH physician-researchers offered career advice, too.
The National Library of Medicine in cooperation with the National Museum of American History launched “From DNA to Beer: Harnessing Nature in Medicine and Industry” on November 18, 2013, and the exhibit will continue through April 18, 2014. The exhibition explores some of the processes, problems, and potential inherent in technologies that use microorganisms for health and commercial purposes. Over the past two centuries, scientists, in partnership with industry, have developed techniques using and modifying life forms like yeast, molds, and bacteria, to create a host of new therapies and produce better foods and beverages. The exhibition illustrates the history of this dynamic relationship among microbes, medicine, technology, and industry, which has spanned centuries. It includes a selection of artifacts from the collections of both organizations that illuminate relationships between science, industry, and the public in historical context.