Clinical Center News
Fall 2018

NIH Director's Awards honor 16 Clinical Center employees

Dr. Francis Collins, Dr. Thomas Bulea and Dr. Jim Gilman stand on stage as Bulea holds a plaque
Dr. Francis Collins, Dr. Thomas Bulea and Dr. Jim Gilman.
 
Dr. Francis Collins, Shawn Thomas and Dr. Jim Gilman stand on stage as Thomas holds a plaque
Dr. Francis Collins, Shawn Thomas and Dr. Jim Gilman.
 
Medical Rehabilitation Research Coordinating Committee award recipients on stage
Medical Rehabilitation Research Coordinating Committee award recipients. Not pictured are Clinical Center awardees Dr. Leighton Chan and Dr. Diane L. Damiano.
 
NIH Distressed Trainee Work Group award recipients on a stage. Pictured from the Clinical Center, Robert Lembo (center)
NIH Distressed Trainee Work Group award recipients. Pictured from the Clinical Center, Robert Lembo (center).
 
First in Human Documentary Group award recipients on stage. Pictured from the Clinical Center, Molly Freimuth (fifth from right) and Justin Cohen (fourth from right)
First in Human Documentary Group award recipients. Pictured from the Clinical Center, Molly Freimuth (fifth from right) and Justin Cohen (fourth from right).
 
An Optimize NIH IC POC Team representative accepts an award on stage on behalf of the team
A representative from the Optimize NIH IC POC Team receives the award. CC awardee Colleen McGowan not pictured.
 
Dr. Francis Collins, Tricia Coffey, Dr. Jim Gilman and Treava Hopkins-Laboy stand on stage as Coffey holds a plaque
Dr. Francis Collins, Tricia Coffey, Dr. Jim Gilman and Treava Hopkins-Laboy.
 

The NIH Director's Award Ceremony celebrated 770 staff members across the 27 institutes for superior performance related to fulfilling the mission of the NIH. Dr. Francis Collins, director of the NIH, spoke of the honor to lead such remarkable, dedicated, enthusiastic champions of health. In August, awards were given in three categories are Scientific/ Medical, Administrative and Technical/Clerical/Support.

The following Clinical Center staff received individual or group awards (only Clinical Center staff are listed). View additional award winners listed in the program or view the ceremony (NIH Staff Only). View photos.

Pediatric Exoskeleton Development Team was nominated by the Clinical Center in recognition of extraordinary bioengineering innovation and achievement leading to the successful development and testing of the first pediatric exoskeleton for children with cerebral palsy.

  • Thomas C. Bulea
  • Ji Chen
  • Jon D. Hochstein
  • Christina J. Kim

NIH Clinical Center Radiology and Imaging Sciences Digital Library (RADIS) Film Library Team was nominated by the Clinical Center in recognition of superlative service in imaging data management.

  • Erica J. Bolden
  • Sean E. Harris
  • Scott E. Martin
  • Shawn R. Thomas

The Inside Look: awardee, Shawn Thomas, a lead medical support assistant and PACS administrator in Radiology and Imaging Sciences, provided more information about imaging data management:

"Our primary mission is supporting scientific research and providing optimum patient care; so our aim is to find smart methods allowing our customers to review patient data with speed and accuracy. We've deployed a secure digital transfer service in which our patients, needing their previous exam data clinically reviewed; or physicians that are required to make immediate treatment decisions, can send us their radiology exams within minutes for emergency review. We also have streamlined exam creation services and operation standards that support our patients prior to their arrival, during their stay, and on their return home. We've been fortunate that we've been able to build partnerships with in-house and outside organizations that support our philosophies and standards that we hold dear. And, it's with pride that we support the continuing mission of the NIH. We thank you for this honor."

Medical Rehabilitation Research Coordinating Committee was nominated by the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development for exemplary team-based efforts to stimulate trans-institute and agency rehabilitation research and to collaboratively create and publish the NIH Rehabilitation Research Plan.

  • Leighton Chan
  • Diane L. Damiano

NIH Distressed Trainee Work Group was nominated by the National Institutes of Mental Health for special recognition of the initiative, creativity, and far-reaching effectiveness of the NIH Work Group on behalf of intramural trainees in distress.

  • Robert M. Lembo

First in Human Documentary Group was nominated by the Office of the Director for the promotion of Discovery's First in Human documentary series.

  • Justin G. Cohen
  • Cindy C. Fisher
  • Molly H. Freimuth

Optimize NIH IC POC Team was nominated by the NIH Office of the Director for outstanding work to communicate and engage stakeholders in the Optimize NIH Phase I implementation of Ethics, Freedom of Information Act, and Committee Management.

  • Colleen A. McGowan

Tricia S. Coffey was nominated by the NIH Equity, Diversity and Inclusion, in recognition of her leadership for incorporating gender identity in the Clinical Research Information System and educating staff about gender identity.

Congratulations to the Clinical Center and other NIH staff for their outstanding contributions!

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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.