NIH director Dr. Francis Collins, CC director Dr. John Gallin and NIH deputy director for intramural research Dr. Michael Gottesman presented 11 recommendations about Clinical Center management to the intramural community at a town hall meeting in Masur Auditorium.
Perhaps no lawmaker has packed a more powerful punch for NIH throughout a career in Congress than Sen. Barbara Mikulski (D-MD). As she prepares to depart the legislative body this term, Maryland’s senior senator visited campus Apr. 11 for a town hall meeting.
A doctor’s recommendation often influences a patient’s treatment choice, so the clinician has a huge moral responsibility to recommend well, said Dr. Peter Ubel of Duke University. He led a discussion about shared decision-making among doctors and patients at a bioethics lecture.
In large agencies, any tool that might facilitate better data-sharing and faster turnaround is greatly appreciated. Several ICs unveiled an array of such IT solutions at the recent NIH IC Applications Show & Tell, sponsored by the NIH chief information officer.
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Photo: B. Joseph Hinnebusch, Elizabeth Fischer & Austin Athman, all of NIAID