The Clinical Center Department of Transfusion Medicine (DTM) prepared the first pathogen reduced apheresis platelets at NIH and transfused them to a patient in the Intensive Care Unit. The CC became the first hospital in the U.S. to collect, prepare and transfuse pathogen reduced apheresis platelets.
On Feb. 29, Leap Day, the Clinical Center and the NIH National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences hosted the 2016 Rare Disease Day at NIH. The event, which took place worldwide, is aimed at educating policymakers and the public about rare diseases and their impact on patients’ lives. The event drew more than 500 attendees, a record high.
Dr. Robert Watcher visited the NIH and presented a Contemporary Clinical Medicine: Great Teachers Lecture on “The Digital Doctor: Hope, Hype, and Harm at the Dawn of Medicine’s Computer Age.” Watcher, a professor and Interim Chair in the Department of Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco, is a well-known leader in academic medicine for his contributions to patient safely and for his role in the development of the “hospitalist” concept in the U.S.
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