IN THIS ISSUE:
- NIH director and UDP patient kick off Federal Workforce Day at Washington Nationals game
- NIH Take Your Child to Work Day draws 3,600 students to campus
- Fourth MRSP class showcases yearlong research
- NIH launches Step it Up campaign across campus
- I am not my illness: patient artwork now on display
- National Nurses Week
- Hundreds of NIH cyclists enjoy Bike To Work Day
- Upcoming Events
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The NIH Clinical Center has created a new method for staff, patients and visitors to report safety concerns to the NIH Clinical Center leadership. In addition to the existing electronic Occurrence Reporting System (ORS) that is available to all NIH staff, a toll-free ANONYMOUS telephone hotline is open for staff, patients and visitors to report concerns.
In May, Dr. Andre Larochelle, an investigator at the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute received the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE) presented by President Obama.
If you're a healthy person, you likely have John Cunningham (JC) virus lying dormant in your body, harmless and causing no problems. But for those people whose immune system is compromised and suppressed, JC virus can cause a very rare, and often fatal, brain disease called Progressive Multifocal Leukoencephalopathy (PML). In April, experts at the NIH began afirst-in-human trial to attempt to treat PML in patients with non-readily reversible immunosuppression.