For more than two decades, while under the leadership of director Dr. John I. Gallin, the NIH Clinical Center achieved scientific advances that are saving hundreds of thousands of lives, pioneered countless patient-centered initiatives and trained the next generation of clinician-scientists. This January, Gallin will complete a transition from hospital director to a newly created role as NIH Associate Director for Clinical Research and Chief Scientific Officer for the Clinical Center, where he can leverage his unparalleled experience to tackle a number of emergent challenges facing both the hospital and the Intramural Research Program.
Survey shows staff satisfaction with work, desire for additional resources and more leadership support
According to the 2016 Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey (FEVS), administered by the U.S. Office of Personnel Management in May, NIH Clinical Center employees enjoy their work but say they need more resources and leadership support. Over 700 CC federal employees participated in the FEVS survey this year. It is a key tool used to measure Federal Government employees’ perceptions about their work experiences, organizations and leaders. The survey was sent to full- and part-time permanent federal employees.
In November 2015, Jumana, a teenage patient, arrived at the NIH seeking a cure for a rare disease that made her bones so fragile and muscles so weak that she was confined to her bed, barely able to lift her legs. Earlier this year, after a medical collaboration by NIH researchers and others around the world, Jumana was cured and is able to walk again.