IN THIS ISSUE:
- Green Road project to research healing properties of nature
- Hospital updates from Health Information Technology Day
- Former HHS Secretary Sullivan discusses diversity in the health professions
- NCI-NHLBI investigator earns Distinguished Clinical Teaching Award
- Calendar of Events
- New Animal Research Community Tribute now located on the south lawn of the Clinical Center (ONLINE ONLY)
- Transfusion Medicine Department co-hosts symposiums on the storage, safety and standard practices of blood (ONLINE ONLY)
- Volunteers needed for trials looking at brain imaging, lung diseases and alcohol consumption (ONLINE ONLY)
- This Thanksgiving, celebrate Family Health History Day (ONLINE ONLY)
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According to the 2016 NIH Clinical Center Employee Survey (NIH staff only), administered to over 1,000 federal employees, 77 percent of the center's staff reported being satisfied with Clinical Center. The Clinical Center's response ranked higher than the 69 percent national average satisfaction rate amongst U.S. hospital employees and the 68 percent satisfaction rate amongst other U.S. employees surveyed.
At the end of November, Au Bon Pain in the CC atrium will close and renovations will begin on a café featuring a Starbucks “We Proudly Brew” program. The space, scheduled to re-open in February 2017, will include a full line of Starbucks beverages, similar to the coffee bar in Building 35.
NIH study shows that patients with PIEZO2 mutation have problems with proprioception, or body awareness
Experts working in the CC have found that there may be a ‘sixth sense’ intertwined with hearing, sight, taste, smell and touch that the human body greatly depends on for body awareness throughout daily life. In late September, the National Institutes of Neurological Disorders and Stroke and the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health published a paper in the New England Journal of Medicine on their finding that a gene called PIEZO2 controls specific aspects of human touch and proprioception – a “sixth sense” describing the ability to sense the body’s place in space.