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NIH Record  
Vol. LXVII, No. 5
  February 27, 2015
NIH Cardiologist Promotes Fitness On, Off Campus
Doudna To Give Pittman Lecture, Mar. 11
NYT’s Altman To Discuss His Career Covering HIV/AIDS
NIBIB’s Carvajal Recognized for Outstanding Research
Hood Delivers Rodbell Lecture, Mar. 10
Beck To Give NINR Director’s Lecture, Mar. 5
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Feinberg Outlines Requirements
Ethics Rounds Examines Need for National System Protecting Research Subjects

Lawyer Kenneth Feinberg at Grand Rounds
Lawyer Kenneth Feinberg at Grand Rounds

Ask the man on the street whether the United States has in place a national system to compensate a patient injured in the course of research-related care, and he is likely to say sure, just like 19 other countries around the globe have such a system.

But the U.S.—despite decades of debate involving presidential commissions and editorials in the New England Journal of Medicine—currently lacks such a system.

That dearth formed the subject of a special ethics edition of Clinical Center Grand Rounds on Feb. 4 in Lipsett Amphitheater.

Four times each year, the CC bioethics department takes over Grand Rounds to discuss important issues in research and clinical care, with audience participation.


LabTV Exposes Public to Science Supported by NIH

Many people don’t know about the medical discoveries that happen every day at NIH or NIH-funded labs. A new web site called LabTV hopes to change that.

LabTV features hundreds of brief documentary-style videos of researchers under 40, who tell the public about themselves and their research. Many of the profiles feature NIH researchers.

“Today’s greatest voyage of discovery is happening in labs at NIH,” said NIH director Dr. Francis Collins. “But the public doesn’t have many chances to see what’s actually going on here. LabTV will personalize medical research by giving scientists an opportunity to tell their stories.”

LabTV was founded by Jay Walker, curator and chairman of TEDMED, an annual conference that focuses on health and medicine. He noticed that there was a dearth of scientist role models for the public—especially for women and minorities.