The Medical Eye Institute And The National Cancer Institute

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The NIH Clinical Center is one of 27 centers at NIH (NIH, 2015). Others include the national eye institute and the national cancer institute, along with many others. They are located in Bethesda Maryland but they also have facilities in Montana, Arizona, and North Carolina (NIH, 2015). NIH as a whole provides information on the latest health trends and newest healthcare technologies. There is information for consumers needing a doctor referral or medical information, as well as information for professionals; such as research they can be apart of and local jobs to apply for. They also provide grants and training opportunities for professionals. Their mission “is to seek fundamental knowledge about the nature and behavior of living systems and the application of that knowledge to enhance health, lengthen life, and reduce illness and disability (NIH, 2015). The clinical center has several departments including bioethics, pharmacy, social work, radiology, and many others (Welcome and Overview, 2015). At the Clinical Center they provide inpatient and outpatient services for customers. They also perform clinical studies or trails to develop new interventions or drug therapies for illness and disabilities (Welcome and Overview, 2015). The clinical center provides an environment for patient care, training, and clinical research (Welcome and Overview, 2015). One service provided I found very helpful is the patient advisory group in which former patients can serve as an advocate for

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