NIH Honors Intramural Community at 30th Research Festival

The NIH LIbrary offered virtual reality training in Bldg. 10.
The NIH LIbrary offered virtual reality training in Bldg. 10.

“This field is just bursting wide open with opportunity and potential,” NIH director Dr. Francis Collins told an inquisitive audience member about epigenomics. His talk kicked off the 30th NIH Research Festival, held Sept. 14-16 in the Clinical Center.

Each year around this time, intramural researchers emerge from their labs to check out the work of their peers. While much attention is often lavished on extramural grantees throughout the country and world, Research Festival honors the nearly 6,000 investigators doing groundbreaking work in the CC and across campus every day.

Research Festival is designed in a way “that engages most of the community, doesn’t totally intrude on people’s research time, but gives people the opportunity to get out and get to know each other,” said NIH deputy director for intramural research Dr. Michael Gottesman.

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At Latest Town Hall, CC’s Future To Be Determined by Those Who Know It Best

Cybathlon pilot Michael McClellan takes a practice ride in a Cleveland park.
CC director Dr. John Gallin at Town Hall event

People who know the Clinical Center best should take the lead in shaping its future. That was the message Sept. 7 at the latest CC Town Hall Meeting to give a progress report on NIH’s effort to restructure hospital operations. NIH director Dr. Francis Collins also introduced several new NIH staff members and components involved in strengthening the Clinical Center and encouraged a new outlook.

“Our efforts here will shape the future of biomedicine and the future of every single patient that comes through our doors seeking answers and looking for hope, because we are, after all, the House of Hope,” said Collins, who opened his remarks with a “big shout-out” to CC staff.

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