Andrew Peterson has joined the National Institutes of Health Bioethics Department as a guest researcher. The NIH Bioethics Department is one of the most prestigious research centers in the world focusing on the ethics and policy of clinical research.
The NIH Bioethics Department is located in the NIH Clinical Center. The NIH Clinical Center, often referred to as the "House of Hope", is the largest hospital in the world dedicated solely to clinical research. Since the Clinical Center's opening in 1953, over 500,000 clinical research participants have partnered with NIH scientists in pursuit of medical discovery.
Among the breakthroughs made at the NIH Clinical Center are: the development of chemotherapy for cancer; the demonstration that lithium helps depression; the first treatment of AIDS; and the development of tests to detect AIDS/HIV and hepatitis viruses in blood, which led to a safer blood supply.
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