September 29, 2020 | Reid Flumbaum

Medical Center Metro Construction Continues Tuesday; Portions of Rockville Pike Will Close

Street level and underground construction continues between Walter Reed National Military Medical Center and the National Institute of Health with plans to close portions of Rockville Pike Tuesday evening. Starting at 9 p.m. Tuesday, construction workers will begin a double northbound lane closure from Wilson Drive to Woodmont Corner, where they will be installing lane […]

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August 11, 2020 | Bryan Gallion

Next COVID-19 Relief Bill Should Fund NIH Research, Cardin and Van Hollen Urge

Maryland’s U.S. Sens. Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen joined a bipartisan coalition of their Senate colleagues Thursday in calling for $15.5 billion to be allocated for research at the Bethesda-based National Institutes of Health in the next federal COVID-19 relief package. The pandemic has led to a $10 billion loss in biomedical research across […]

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July 20, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Dr. Fauci to Throw Ceremonial First Pitch at Nats Opener

Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases in Bethesda, will throw out the ceremonial first pitch at the Washington Nationals’ opening game Thursday against the New York Yankees. The Nationals said in a statement: “Dr. Fauci has been a true champion for our country during the Covid-19 pandemic and […]

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May 27, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Cardin Thinks Montgomery County Will See More Federal COVID-19 Funding

U.S. Sen. Ben Cardin said he believes Montgomery County will see more funding after the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act to help with COVID-19 costs.  “At the end of the day I think there will be a second round of funds coming to state and local governments, which will affect not only […]

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May 14, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

NCI in Bethesda Conducting Genomic Study for COVID-19

Dr. Stephen Chanock, director of the Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics at the National Cancer Institute (NCI) in Bethesda, is heading a genomics study to determine what genetic variants may affect a person’s recovery from COVID-19. Chanock would like to determine why some people with COVID-19 barely suffer any symptoms while others succumb to […]

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April 21, 2020 | Alexandra Macia

Blair High School Student is 3D Printing NIH-Approved Face Shields

County Cable Montgomery’s Susan Kenedy caught up with Montgomery Blair High School student Arjun Oberoi, who is making face shields in the basement of his home using his 3D printers. Oberoi, who is 15-years-old, is distributing the face shields locally and makes about 20 to 30 face shields per day.  The design is approved by […]

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April 20, 2020 | Andrea Sarralde

NIH Anuncia Asociación para Acelerar Proceso de Vacuna COVID-19

Los Institutos Nacionales de Salud de Bethesda (NIH) están lanzando una asociación público-privada con la esperanza de acelerar el trabajo para crear una vacuna COVID-19 y opciones de tratamiento, anunció el NIH el 17 de abril. El NIH, junto con la Fundación para el NIH, se unió a más de una docena de compañías bio-farmacéuticas […]

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April 20, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

aerial photo of NIH in Bethesda

NIH Announces Partnership to Accelerate Process for Creating COVID-19 Vaccine

The National Institutes of Health in Bethesda is launching a public-private partnership in hopes of accelerating work to create a COVID-19 vaccine and treatment options, it announced April 17. The NIH, along with the Foundation for the NIH, joined more than a dozen biopharmaceutical companies and federal government agencies as well as the European Medicines […]

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April 1, 2020 | Suzanne Pollak

28 NIH Employees Test Positive for COVID-19

Twenty-eight National Institutes of Health staff members have tested positive for COVID-19, as of March 27. An NIH spokesperson would not say which institutes the affected staffers worked for or whether they worked in one department or were scattered throughout NIH. The 28 cases are listed as part of the Montgomery County total numbers as […]

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February 18, 2020 | Andrea Sarralde

Melania Trump visitó Pacientes de The Children’s Inn en NIH

La Primera Dama Melania Trump celebró el Día de San Valentín en Bethesda en The Children’s Inn en NIH. Es el tercer año consecutivo que Trump visita a los niños que reciben tratamientos clínicos para enfermedades graves y enfermedades raras en The Inn. Miguel Negrete, el hermano de Amber Negrete, una niña de 10 años […]

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