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NIH Clinical Center - CC

The NIH Clinical Center consists of the Warren Grant Magnuson and Mark O. Hatfield Clinical Research Centers. Established in 1953 as the research hospital of the NIH, the center is designed so that patient care facilities are close to research laboratories so new findings of basic and clinical scientists can be quickly applied to the treatment of patients. Patients are admitted to NIH clinical studies on cancer; allergy and infectious diseases; arthritis, diabetes, kidney, and digestive diseases; child health and human development; dental disorders; diseases of the eyes; heart, lung, and blood; neurological and communicative diseases and stroke; and mental and emotional illnesses. The Clinical Center also serves as a training center for physicians and medical students.

Review Date: August 19, 2011

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NIH National Institute of Mental Health -NIMH

The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), a component of the National Institutes of Health, seeks to reduce the burden of mental illness and behavioral disorders through research on the mind, brain, and behavior. NIMH provides a wide range of information based on that research. Publications are available through the NIMH Web site or by calling the NIMH information center for information and to order publications.

Review Date: July 26, 2011

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NIH National Library of Medicine - NLM

The National Library of Medicine (NLM) was established in 1836 as the library of the Army Surgeon General's Office. It was transferred to the Department of Health, Education, and Welfare and became known as NLM in 1956. In support of its mission to collect, preserve, and disseminate biomedical information, NLM has assembled the largest collection of biomedical literature in the world. Included are over 8 million books, journals, technical reports, and other print and audiovisual materials, as well as the nation's largest medical history collection. Services of NLM include computer-based literature retrieval services, interlibrary loan services, programs and grant support for medical libraries, toxicology information services and biotechnology information services. Eight major libraries around the country, the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NN/LM) coordinate online reference retrieval and interlibrary loan services for libraries in their region. DATABASES: Free access to MEDLINE, MEDLINEplus (Consumer health information), and other NLM databases are available to those with World Wide Web access at: www.nlm.nih.gov. Fact sheets and pocket guides describing the databases are available. A MEDLARS management service desk at NLM is staffed to answer questions about the online system.

Review Date: August 18, 2011

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NIH Office of Extramural Research

OER provides the corporate framework for NIH research administration, ensuring scientific integrity, public accountability, and effective stewardship of the NIH extramural research portfolio. Extramural grants account for approximately 83 percent of NIH's $30 billion budget. These are awarded to investigators throughout the U.S. and abroad. Approximately 10 percent of the NIH budget supports NIH intramural investigators, NIH staff who conduct research. OER supports extramural research by providing policy and guidance to the 24 NIH Institutes and Centers that award grants. OER serves as a vital interface between the NIH and the biomedical research community by guiding investigators through the process of attaining grants funding and helping them understand and navigate through federal policies and procedures.

Review Date: August 31, 2011

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NIH Pediatric Oncology Branch, National Cancer Institute

The Pediatric Oncology Branch, Center for Cancer Research, National Cancer Institute is part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This division provides patients, families and physicians with an overview of the type of treatments available for children with cancer, and of the research conducted by investigators at the Pediatric Oncology Branch. Patients who participate in clinical protocols are treated at the Clinical Center located on the NIH campus in Bethesda, Maryland.

Review Date: August 30, 2011

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Office of Health and Constituent Affairs

The Office of Health and Constituent Affairs provides internal coordination on FDA activities related to patient advocacy, health professional organizations, consumer groups, state organizations and industry groups on high-priority topics such as serious and life-threatening diseases, imminent public health needs and other special health issues.

Review Date: July 11, 2014

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American Association for Clinical Chemistry

AACC is an international scientific/medical society of clinical laboratory professionals, physicians, research scientists and other individuals involved with clinical chemistry and related disciplines. Founded in 1948, the society has nearly 9,000 members and is headquartered in Washington, DC. AACC’s vision is to provide leadership in advancing the practice and profession of clinical laboratory science and its application to health care. AACC offers many programs that address the scientific, clinical, technical, and management challenges facing laboratory professionals.

Review Date: November 14, 2011

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Asian American Network for Cancer Awareness, Research and Training

The Asian American Network for Cancer Awareness, Research and Training (AANCART) is a cooperative agreement between the national Cancer Institute (NCI) and the University of California, Davis. AANCART seeks to build partnerships to increase cancer awareness, to promote greater accrual of Asian Americans in clinical studies, to increase training opportunities for Asian Americans and to develop pilot programs in four targeted regions: Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, and Seattle. The overall mission of AANCART is to reduce cancer health disparities by conducting community-based participatory education, training, and research by, for, and with Asian Americans in Sacramento, CA (also serves as Headquarters); San Francisco, CA; Los Angeles, CA; Seattle, WA; Honolulu, HI, and Boston, MA.

Review Date: January 07, 2009

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CenterWatch

The mission of CenterWatch is to be the leading source of clinical trials information for both clinical research professionals and patients. CenterWatch offers several services and resources specifically to patients. The Clinical Trial Listing Service offers patients unbiased information on clinical trials, with a clinical trial database that contains thousands of currently enrolling trials. Information on drugs and new medical therapies are available to review. CenterWatch also provides patients with health and educational resources about clinical trials.

Review Date: April 05, 2012

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National Hematologic Diseases Information Service - NHDIS
National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases

The National Hematologic Diseases Information Service (NHDIS) is a service of the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK). The NIDDK is part of the National Institutes of Health of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The NHDIS provides information about hematologic diseases to people with hematologic diseases and to their families, health care professionals, and the public. The NHDIS answers inquiries, develops and distributes publications, and works closely with professional and patient organizations and Government agencies to coordinate resources about hematologic diseases.

Review Date: April 11, 2011

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NIH National Cancer Institute

The National Cancer Institute (NCI) is part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), which is one of 11 agencies that compose the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). The NCI is the Federal Government's principal agency for cancer research and training. It coordinates the National Cancer Program, which conducts and supports research, training, health information dissemination, and other programs with respect to the cause, diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of cancer, rehabilitation from cancer, and the continuing care of cancer patients and the families of cancer patients.

Review Date: August 03, 2011

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The Center for Information and Study on Clinical Research Participation

The mission of the Center for Information and Study on Clinical Research Participation (CISCRP), a 501(c) (3) independent national nonprofit organization founded in 2003, is to (1) Educate, inform and empower patients, the public, medical and research professionals, the media and policymakers about clinical research participation and what it means to be an active participant in the process (2) Promote greater awareness and understanding of clinical research participation and the role that it plays in public health (3) Facilitate more effective collaboration among all members of the clinical research enterprise (4) Provide resources for the research community to better understand the study volunteer.

Review Date: June 28, 2010

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