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  • The Clinical Neuroscience Grand Rounds
    April 7
    9 am - 10 am
    On videocast.

    This lecture is presented by Dr. Frank Bennett, Ionis Pharmaceuticals. It is preceded by either a 30-minute clinical case or basic science presentation at 8:30 a.m. also in Lipsett.

  • 12th Sayer Vision Research Lecture: Translating RPE Biology into Disease Treatments using iPS Cells
    April 21
    11 am - 2:15 pm
    On videocast.

    This lecture is presented by Kapil Bharti, Ph.D., head of the Ocular and Stem Cell Translational Research Section, National Eye Institute. Dr. Bharti's laboratory developed and functionally validated in vitro models of induced pluripotent stem cell (iPSC)-derived retinal pigment epithelial cells (RPE). The RPE cells, matured on a biodegradable scaffold, formed a functional monolayer patch. The FDA recently approved a phase I/IIa safety and feasibility clinical trial to test an autologous iPSC-RPE patch in patients with the geographic atrophy form of age-related macular degeneration.

  • At the Intersection of Self-Management and Symptom Science
    April 29
    9 am - 10 am
    On videocast.

    This lecture is presented by Dr. Barbara Riegel, University of Pennsylvania School of Nursing. The NINR Director’s Lecture Series is designed to bring the nation’s top nurse scientists to the NIH campus to share their work and interests with a transdisciplinary audience.

  • Mindfulness for Health
    Check back for next class.

    During the class, attendees will experience stress-reducing mindfulness practices including light stretches/movement, body scan, and sitting with breath. No experience is needed and the class is free and open to patients and caregivers. In case of serious disability/debilitating health issues, please consult your primary care team and or the instructor to ensure the class will be beneficial. Contact Dr. Ameli at or 301-402-7360 with any questions. Listen to the Mindfulness Based Self Care Program audio recordings.

Lecture Series

  • Grand Rounds Lectures
    Wednesdays, Noon – 1:00 p.m.
    Lipsett Amphitheater

    Clinical Center Grand Rounds are weekly presentations on state-of-the-art discoveries geared toward physicians, allied health professionals and non-clinical scientists. Lectures occur from August through June from 12:00 noon to 1:00 p.m. in Lipsett Amphitheater in Building 10 on the NIH Bethesda campus. All lectures provide Continuing Medical Education (CME) credits offered by the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health.

  • Wednesday Afternoon Lecture Series
    Wednesdays, 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
    Masur Auditorium

    The NIH Director's Wednesday Afternoon Lecture Series, commonly referred to as WALS, features leading researchers from around the globe. Lectures occur on most Wednesdays from September through June from 3:00 to 4:00 p.m. in Masur Auditorium in Building 10 on the NIH Bethesda campus.

  • All Lectures

Music in the Atrium

All patients, their families and visitors as well as NIH staff are invited to attend the performances in the Clinical Center atrium. The north atrium is a comfortable, welcoming gathering place at the center of the Clinical Center. These concerts are intended to support the Clinical Center's environment of care and healing.

National Heritage Months

The NIH Clinical Center treats a diverse group of patients from all over the world. It also draws researchers from different cultures and backgrounds. Learn about some of these reasearchers who conduct their work at the Clinical Center.

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