Clinical Center News
Fall 2018

Join a study at NIH

For more information on trials listed below, or to learn about other available opportunities to participate in research studies, call the NIH Clinical Center Office of Patient Recruitment 1- 866-444-2214, TTY: 1-866-411-1010. Or email prpl@cc.nih.gov. Se habla español.

NIAAA seek volunteers who are dependent on opioids like heroin, hydrocodone, fentanyl, methadone or oxycodone and are receiving or not receiving treatment for their addiction. The purpose of this research study is to learn how opiate use disorder affects dopamine signaling in the brain. This is not a treatment study for addiction. Refer to study 17-AA-0114.

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Are you a heavy drinker? NIAAA researchers are seeking research volunteers for a study testing a medication that may reduce cravings for alcohol. There is an inpatient stay for approximately 3-4 weeks. Compensation is provided. Refer to study 16-AA-0080.

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NIDDK seeks healthy normal weight men, 18-35, to participate in a research study. Doctors want to learn how the body burns energy at different temperatures. Participants will have a 17-day inpatient stay in the Metabolic Clinical Research Unit of the Clinical Center with weekends off. Compensation is provided. Refer to study 3-DK-0200 cohort 2.

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NCI researchers are enrolling participants, 6 years and older, with alveolar soft part sarcoma into a new research study testing if an immunotherapy drug called atezolizumab is able to shrink the cancer. Refer to study 17-C-0074.

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Food allergy? NIAID researchers are seeking volunteers 2 and older who have at least one food allergy to participate in a study to better understand how food allergies affect health. Participants receive a comprehensive nutritional evaluation and meet with a dietitian for individualized counseling. Compensation for participation is provided. Refer to study 15-I-0162.

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Researchers are conducting a research study on CLN3, Batten disease a neurodegenerative disease, with typical onset in children to identify markers of disease and to better understand CLN3 and how it develops over time. If you have Juvenile Neuronal Ceroid Lipofuscinosis, (CLN3, Batten disease), you may be eligible. Study-related tests and procedures are provided at no cost. Refer to study # 18-CH-0002.

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NCI researchers are currently enrolling people with smoldering multiple myeloma (SMM) to test the combination of carfilzomib, lenalidomide, and dexamethasone as to their safety and effectiveness in treating SMM. Refer to study 12-C-0107.

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NHLBI researchers are testing ways to make stem cell transplant safer and more effective in people with severe aplastic anemia (SAA) and myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS). Refer to study 17-H-0091.

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Stories
Karen Baker, Dr. Colleen Hadigan and Victoria Anderson stand in a hallway.
Dr. Daniel Kastner examining a patient at the NIH Clinical Center
A nurse provides Dr. Anthony Fauci a flu shot
Food allergy
NIH staff gather at a relay race at the NIH Clinical Center
Dr. Gilman speaks at a podium
Four people listen to a dietician speak about the Nutrition Department while a employee preps food
Prediction and probability maps from prostate cancer researchers
Dr. Francis Collins, Shawn Thomas and Dr. Jim Gilman stand on stage as Thomas holds a plaque
National Symphony Orchestra performance
Two men up close to the MRI magnet, outside
Dr. Christopher Pleyer, Dr. Kelly Stone and Dr. Robert Lembo stand in front of a screen that says Distinguished Clinical Teacher Award Winner. Stone holds a plaque
Artwork decorates stairwells
Dr. William Ward speaks at a podium and a screen behind him is a poster that says Immunohematology & Blood Transfusion, 27th Annual Symposium
Four students and a teacher hold an oversized check to benefits patients at the NIH Clinical Center
Senior leaders at NIH cut a ribbon opening two hospice suites at the Clinical Center
Laptop with stethoscope nearby
Patient Photography Studio
Dr. Francis Collins, director of the NIH sties in a chair to the left. Barbra Streisand holds a microphone and sits in a chair to the right – speaks to the audience
Dr. James Gilman stands with Alba C. Murphy as they smile and hold a certificate
A paper cutout of a hand shape with a stick on the end. Text on the paper says I [heart] clean hands
Patient with Degos disease addresses symposium attendees
CDC and NIH representatives stand in a special isolation patient room at the NIH Clinical Center
Eight young men and women line up holding graduation certificates in Lipsett Auditorium
A four panel exhibit with photos, text and artifacts on NIH medical pioneers Christian Anfinsen and Michael Potter
NIH Clinical Center volunteer Chaoyang Wang
Woman with scientific cap on her head plays a touch game
Doctors at NIH speak in a lecture hall during Nurses Week
NIH Clinical Center doctor receives award
Children participate in Take Your Child to Work Day Hematology Lab
Leslie Wehrlen holds a plaque.
Sixteen women, graduates of the program and departmental leaders, gather for a photo
Pius Aiyelawo swearing into the Senior Executive Service with Dr. Lawrence Tabak
Jackson Taylor (right) and his donor Sean McLaughlin (left)
Dr. Thomas Burklow
Two care providers look at a computer
Child reading a book
NIH employee, Ricky Day, trys the prototype device
U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Jerome Adams tours Clinical Center with CC CEO Dr. James K. Gilman
First Lady Melania Trump gets together with five children to pose for a picture
Patient and doctor
Harold Varmus, Robert Frasca, Mark Hatfield and John Gallin at the groundbreaking of the hospital's new addition
Black and White photo of the first meeting of the National Advisory Eye Council (13 men) gathering on steps
Jim Gilman at Town Hall in Masur Auditorium
Martha Rinker, speaker from the non-profit National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD), addresses the audience on Rare Disease Day Feb. 29, 2016, at the NIH Clinical Center.
Betsy Furlong inspects the UV Illuminator cassette.
In January 2016, Dr. Robert Watcher visited the NIH and presented at a Contemporary Clinical Medicine: Great Teachers Lecture.
Scientists at the National Institutes of Health have identified a genetic mutation responsible for a rare form of inherited hives induced by vibration.
The atrium gift shop recently re-opened under management of the Foundation for the Advancement of Education in the Sciences
Avish Parashar brought audience members on stage to showcase that planning is important, but the ability to improvise is essential during a seminar on Dec. 3.