Clinical Center News
Summer 2018

NIH clinical trials need you – HIV research study, brain injury study and others now recruiting

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 Se habla español.

The NIAID Vaccine Research Center researchers seek persons 18-60 years old who are living with HIV for a research study. The study evaluates an investigational product targeting the HIV virus to determine if it is safe and can generate an immune response. Compensation is provided. Refer to study 18-I-0030. Email

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Researchers at the NIH Clinical Center seek study participants 5 and older who have experienced a brain injury before the age of 13 that affects arm and leg movements. Cerebral palsy is an example of this type of brain injury. Researchers are investigating how the brain controls movement so we can design better treatments. Compensation is provided. Refer to study 13-CC-0110.

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NINDS researchers are seeking individuals with myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome (ME/CFS) where persistent fatigue started after recovery from an infection. Study participation includes an initial inpatient visit of 5-10 days with up to 8 hours of testing each day. Some participants will be eligible for a second exercise stress study inpatient visit of 5-10 days with up to 8 hours of testing each day and overnight measurement at the NIH Clinical Center. No cost for study-related tests and procedures and you may receive compensation for your participation. Refer to study 16-N-0058.

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NCCIH seeking healthy volunteers 12 and older to participate in pain perception research study. Compensation provided. Refer to study 16-AT-0077.

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NCI is seeking women who are at risk for developing breast cancer. Researchers want to learn more about how certain cells progress to breast cancer. There is one screening visit and one study visit to the NIH Clinical Center to collect cells within the breast ducts. Compensation is provided. Refer to study 02-C-0077.

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NHLBI researchers need volunteers at least 18 years old with lung disease to participate in a study looking at how to better measure the effects of lung disease. Study-related tests are provided at no cost and results are shared with you and your doctor. Compensation for travel is provided. Refer to study 96-H-0100.

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NHLBI researchers need volunteers with CLL or SLL for a new investigational treatment study. Researchers are adding pembrolizumab (an immunotherapy agent) to standard treatment. If you have received treatment for CLL and progressed OR have high-risk genetic changes, such as deletion 17p, TP53 mutation, NOTCH1 mutation, or complex cytogenics, you may be interested in participating. Refer to study 17-H-0118.

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NIAAA seeks volunteers who drink any amount of alcohol for study on brain-gut relationship and alcohol use. There are 6 outpatient visits and compensation is provided. Refer to study 17-AA-0093.

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