Clinical Research Day 2013 at the NIH


The National Institutes of Health will host Clinical Research Day 2013 on April 10, 2013, on the NIH campus in Bethesda, Maryland.  The event will highlight the NIH Clinical Center's expanded engagement with extramural investigators interested in clinical research, as well as other opportunities for clinical/translational research at the NIH.  The NIH believes that providing external scientists with access to its Clinical Center will stimulate a broader range of research and serve as a catalyst for a national effort to nourish scientists with clinical training.


The NIH Clinical Center is the nation's largest hospital dedicated to research.  Its unique resources include a 240-bed hospital and research facility with more than 1,500 clinical research protocols underway.  Extramural scientists now can tap into the Clinical Center through a program called "Opportunities for Collaborative Research at the NIH Clinical Center," detailed at


Clinical researchers also can join the intramural program through a range of initiatives, including as independent investigators through the NIH Lasker Clinical Research Scholars program (see and the Stadtman Investigator tenure-track search, and as Assistant Clinical Investigators for mentored research.  The NIH intramural research program is home to more than 1,100 tenured and tenure-track investigators and approximately 4,000 postdoctoral trainees; see for more information.


Scheduled Events


Clinical Research Day 2013 will begin at 8:30 am in Lipsett Amphitheater, Building 10. Scheduled speakers include:


* Dr. Francis Collins, NIH Director, “Exceptional Opportunities for Clinical Research at NIH”

* Dr. Anthony Fauci, NIAID Director, “The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases: A Unique Mandate”

* Dr. Harold Varmus, NCI Director

* Dr. Crystal Mackall, NCI Senior Investigator, “Chimeric Antigen Receptor Based T Cell Therapy for Cancer”

* Dr. John Gallin CC Director, “Opportunities for New Clinical Research Partnerships at the NIH Clinical Center”

* Dr. Michael Gottesman, NIH Deputy Director for Intramural Research


These will be followed by presentations on research opportunities in the intramural research program.  Following the morning session, attendees will have the opportunity to meet informally with current NIH clinical and translational researchers.


See the full schedule at

Information for NIH visitors can be found at  (The Clinical Center is designated as Building 10).  Attendees will need to pass through security screening and are encouraged to arrive at the Bethesda campus at least 45 minutes in advance.  Once through security, take the Campus Route Shuttle (Red Line) which departs every 10-15 minutes from the Visitor Gateway Center to Building 10 North Entrance and refer to the Clinical Center map for the location of Lipsett Amphitheater.




Registration will be open until March 31, 2013, though non-registrants are welcome to attend should space permit.  In order for the NIH to plan the informal sessions, please provide the following information:

Your name and contact information

Your CV and bibliography

Brief statement of research interests


Submit your registration materials by e-mail to Dr. Charles Dearolf, Assistant Director for Intramural Research, at


See you at Clinical Research Day!