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Vol. LXV, No. 18
August 30, 2013
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NIH’ers Featured at ‘HHS Night at the Ballpark’
NICHD’s Dr. Constantine Stratakis (l) smiles as he watches Alexis Campbell meet HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, as HHS Deputy Secretary Bill Corr looks on. Ryan Kennedy of the Clinical Center tosses the ceremonial first pitch July 23 at Nationals Park.
NICHD’s Dr. Constantine Stratakis (l) smiles as he watches Alexis Campbell meet HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, as HHS Deputy Secretary Bill Corr looks on. Ryan Kennedy of the Clinical Center tosses the ceremonial first pitch July 23 at Nationals Park.

NIH’ers were front and center July 23 at the 5th annual “HHS Night at the Ballpark.”

Washington Nationals mascot Screech greets Kennedy and Sebelius.
Washington Nationals mascot Screech greets Kennedy and Sebelius.

Ryan Kennedy, an information technology project manager in the Clinical Center’s clinical research informatics department, threw the ceremonial first pitch. He won the Designated Pitcher drawing held by HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius.

Also on hand from NIH was Dr. Constantine Stratakis, senior investigator in NICHD’s Division of Intramural Research, who accompanied one of his patients, 11-year-old Alexis Campbell of East Moriches, N.Y. She is being treated at the Clinical Center for Carney complex disease, a genetic disorder.

Greeted as a special guest during the game, Campbell watched herself on the Nationals’ big screen and was out on the field when the first pitch was thrown.

More than 4,000 HHS employees attended the game. The Washington Nationals lost to the Pittsburgh Pirates.

Crystal Brown (l) of NICHD, Campbell and Stratakis pause for a photo on Nats’ field. Stratakis has known the Campbell family for a long time, and has treated Alexis’ mother, Kathleen, since Kathleen was 11 years old. Campbell watches herself on the Nationals’ big screen.
Crystal Brown (l) of NICHD, Campbell and Stratakis pause for a photo on Nats’ field. Stratakis has known the Campbell family for a long time, and has treated Alexis’ mother, Kathleen, since Kathleen was 11 years old.

Campbell watches herself on the Nationals’ big screen.

Photos: Chris Smith, Rosalina Bray

 


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