Clinical Center News
Fall 2018

Going above and beyond: learning from lectures, mentors

NIAID's Kelly Stone receives Distinguished Clinical Teaching Award
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
Dr. Kelly Stone, director of the NIAID's Allergy and Immunology Clinical Fellowship Program (center) received the 2018 Distinguish Clinical Teacher's Award from the NIH Clinical Fellows Committee co-chair Dr. Christopher Pleyer, (left) and Dr. Robert Lembo (right) director of the Office of Clinical Research and Training and Medical Education. The award is presented to an individual who exemplifies the ideals of a mentor, teacher, clinician, and researcher.

The 2018 NIH Distinguished Clinical Teaching Award was presented Sept. 5 to Dr. Kelly Stone from the NIH National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID). The award was presented at Clinical Center Grand Rounds. According to one nominee, "Dr. Stone is an outstanding teacher who always goes above and beyond to ensure fellows are mentored in every aspect of their training."

The award is the highest honor bestowed since 1985, by the NIH clinical fellows on a NIH senior clinician, staff clinician or tenure-track clinical investigator. Each year, the award is decided by a vote of the NIH Clinical Fellows Committee and presented to one of the nominees who best exemplifies the ideals of a mentor, teacher, clinician and researcher.

Stone joined the NIAID's Laboratory of Allergic Diseases in 2007, where he serves as director of the NIAID's Clinical Center Allergy and Immunology Clinical Fellowship Program and director of the NIH Clinical Center Allergy and Immunology Consultation Service.

He is a principal investigator on two protocols focusing research on the genetics and mechanisms of allergic inflammation in atopic dermatitis, severe atopic diseases, genetic disorders with features of allergic inflammation, and immunodeficiency diseases.

Stone is also fellow of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology and the American Academy of Pediatrics and a member of the Clinical Immunology Society.

Following the award, "Challenges in Drug-Induced Liver Injury", a Clinical Center Grand Rounds: Great Teachers Lecture was presented by Dr. Jay Hoofnagle.

Doppman Lecture for Imaging Sciences addresses Focused Ultrasound to Improve Dysfunctional Brain Circuits
Dr. Michael Kaplitt receives a certificate of appreciation
Dr. Michael G. Kaplitt, keynote speaker at the Doppman Memorial Lecture, receives a certificate of appreciation from Dr. Elizabeth Jones (left), chief of Radiology and Imaging Sciences and Dr. James K. Gilman (right), CEO of the NIH Clinical Center.

On Oct. 17, Dr. Michael G. Kaplitt, from Weill Medical College of Cornell University gave the 2018 Annual John Doppman Memorial Lecture for Imaging Sciences at the Clinical Center.

Kaplitt, a professor of neurological surgery and vice chair of research in neurological surgery, focuses upon development and application of gene therapy in the nervous system of both experimental systems and human patients. He presented on "Focused Ultrasound as a Non-Invasive Mechanism to Improve Dysfunctional Brain Circuits in Neurological Disease." His lecture addressed lesioning of brain targets to improve movement disorders, and disruption of the blood-brain barrier to allow non-invasive, focal delivery of biological agents to brain targets affected by neurological disease without surgery.

"I am honored to be giving this particular lecture," Kaplitt said. "I was reading about Dr. Doppman's accomplishments and I think that some of what I will discuss today is quite appropriate, given his interest in early adoption of MRI and collaboration with surgeons. I think what we'll talk about today shows the natural extension of that – how we're combining imaging and invasive therapeutics in a collaborative way to try move forward the kind of concepts that Dr. Doppman began."

The lecture series honors the memory of Dr. John Doppman, a Clinical Center clinician and investigator who was devoted to both patient care and research. Doppman was a diagnostic and interventional radiologist and chair of the hospital's diagnostic radiology department. Under his leadership, the department was among the first in the United States to have CT and MRI scanners. Doppman is remembered as a respected colleague, gifted teacher and generous mentor.

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
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
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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.
The open forum of the town hall provided an opportunity for staff to learn about Building 10 updates and offer input.