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Category:NIH Clinical Center
Abbrev CC, NIH CC  +
CurationStatus curated  +
DefiningCitation http://clinicalcenter.nih.gov/  +
Definition The NIH Clinical Center is the nation's la The NIH Clinical Center is the nation's largest hospital devoted entirely to clinical research. Clinician-investigators translate scientific observations and laboratory discoveries into new approaches to diagnosing, treating, and preventing disease. The Clinical Center was recognized with the 2011 Lasker~Bloomberg Public Service Award for serving as a model research hospital—providing innovative therapy and high-quality patient care, treating rare and severe diseases, and producing outstanding clinician-scientists whose collective work has set a standard of excellence in biomedical research. About 1,500 clinical research studies are in progress at the Clinical Center. Half are studies of the natural pathogenesis of disease, especially rare diseases, which often are not studied anywhere else. What researchers learn by studying rare diseases adds to the basic understanding of common diseases. Most other studies are clinical trials, the first tests of new drugs and therapies in people. The clinical trials at the Clinical Center are predominantly Phase I and Phase II—first-in-human to test safety and efficacy. Clinical and laboratory research is conducted shoulder-to-shoulder, and this tandem approach drives all aspects of the Clinical Center’s operations. More than 400,000 research volunteers have participated in clinical research studies at the Clinical Center since the hospital opened in 1953. Each year, the center sees 10,000 new research participants, of which there are two types: patient volunteers and healthy volunteers. Patient volunteers are people with specific diseases or conditions who help medical investigators learn more about their condition or test new medications, procedures, or treatments. A healthy volunteer is a person with no known significant health problems who plays a vital role in research to test a new drug, device, or intervention. At the Clinical Center, clinical research participants are active partners in medical discovery, a partnership that has resulted in a long list of medical milestones, including the first cure of a solid tumor with chemotherapy, gene therapy, use of AZT to treat AIDS, and successful replacement of a mitral valve. successful replacement of a mitral valve.
ExampleImage CC.PNG +
Id nlx_inv_1005038  +
Is part of National Institutes of Health +
Keywords Normal +, Disease +, Clinical trial +, Hospital +, Human +, Medicine +, Research +, Drug +, Intervention +, Device +
Label NIH Clinical Center  +
Modification dateThis property is a special property in this wiki. 20 June 2013 19:39:47  +
ModifiedDate 20 June 2013  +
SuperCategory Government granting agency  +
Synonym Clinical Center  +
Categories Government granting agency
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