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NIH Clinical Center 50th Anniversary, 1953-2003
Clinical Center 50th Anniversary Celebration
July 9 • 1–2 PM  • Masur Auditorium
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Master of Ceremonies John I. Gallin, M.D.
Director, Clinical Center
Presentation of the Colors Armed Forces Color Guard
United States Army Military District of Washington
Musical Invocation Chaplain Karen M. Morrow
Department of Spiritual Ministry, Clinical Center
Opening Remarks Elias A. Zerhouni, M.D.
Director, NIH
  The Honorable Claude A. Allen
Deputy Secretary, HHS
  Michael M. Gottesman, M.D.
Deputy Director for Intramural Research, NIH
Recollections of Senator Magnuson Terry L. Lierman
Former Staff Director, U.S. Senate Committee on Appropriations
Patients as Partners Jerry Sachs
Patient Advisory Group, Clinical Center
Volunteer Support Howard P. Drew
Blood Donor
Staff Reflections Julie Kohn, R.N., M.S.N.
Nursing and Patient Care Services, Clinical Center
  Stephen I. Katz, M.D., Ph.D.
Director, National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases
  Harvey J. Alter, M.D.
Clinical Center, Department of Transfusion Medicine
“Bench to Bedside and Back” A 50th Anniversary Video Presentation
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All guests, patients, and staff are invited to attend a reception on the south
grounds of the Clinical Center. Reception music featuring David Rubinow’s
Bad Business Blues Band and Clenton Winford II.

Thank you to the R&W Association for the donation of anniversary balloons.


The Ambulatory Care Research Facility (ACRF), dedicated in 1981, greatly increased the Clinical Center’s capacity for outpatient care.

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