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Name Gallin, John I.
Occupation After obtaining his M.D. from the Cornell University Medical College in New York City in 1969, John I. Gallin performed both his internship and residency at the Bellevue Hospital in the same city. His first scientific publications, in the late 1960s, demonstrate the beginning of a lifetime focus on infectious diseases. His residence completed, came to the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in 1971, as a Clinical Associate in the Laboratory of Clinical Investigation, of the National Institute of Allergy & Infectious Diseases (NIAID). Starting in 1972, he concurrently served as an infectious disease consultant to the U.S. Navy Medical Center, located across the street from NIH, an affiliation that lasted for the next score of years. In 1974, Gallin returned to New York City to serve as Senior Chief Resident at the New York University-Bellevue Hospital Medical Center. He was appointed Instructor in Medicine at the New York University School of Medicine at the same time. The following year, in 1975, Gallin returned to NIH as Senior Investigator in the NIAID's Laboratory of Clinical Investigation. In 1978, he became head of the Bacterial Disease Section in that Laboratory. Gallin stepped up to Director of Intramural Research in NIAID in 1985, a post he held for the next nine years. During that period, in 1991, he founded the Laboratory of Host Defenses, and went on to serve as chief of the laboratory until 1994. Gallin was named Director of the Clinical Center in 1994. In that position he has continued his scientific leadership role, concurrently serving as chief of the NIAID clinical pathophysiology section which he had founded. During his tenure as Director, he oversaw a major renovation and construction project of the Clinical Center. This involved the addition of a new research hospital section that opened to patients in 2005. The construction also included a new public face for the Clinical Center by way of a new main entrance. Gallin has led the revitalization of clinical research at NIH, including implementation of changes in the clinical research infrastructure with emphasis on training and establishment of a curriculum in clinical research. Gallin has continued to be an active clinician and researcher in a rare hereditary immune disorder, chronic granulomatous disease (CGD). His laboratory described the genetic basis for several forms of CGD and has done pioneering research that has reduced life-threatening bacterial and fungal infections in CGD patients.
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Birthplace New York, NY
Born March 25, 1943
Titles & honors Head, Bacterial Diseases Section, Laboratory of Clinical Investigation, National Institute of Allergy & Infectious Diseases (NIAID)
Director, Division of Intramural Research, NIAID
Chief, Laboratory of Host Defenses, NIAID
Director, NIH Clinical Center
NIH Associate Director for Clinical Research
Award for Distinguished Services, Secretary of Department of Health and Human Services.
Education Amherst College, B.A., 1965
Cornell University, Medical College, M.D., 1969

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Image of 13.0021.089 - Invitation

13.0021.089 - Invitation

Bifold gray cardstock with logo and invitation on front, summary of Victoria Davey on the second with program and picture of Warren Grant Magnuson Center.

Image of 15.0016.005 - Invitation

15.0016.005 - Invitation

.01 Invitation .02 Directions .03 Envelope .04 Program sheet .01 Single cardstock wtih raised border, HHS & NIH logos. .02 Single cardstock. .03 White with preprinted name and postage .04 Transparent sheet stuck in brochure with black print .05 Brochure (booklet) describes hospital and research through patient stories.

Image of 15.0016.006 - Invitation

15.0016.006 - Invitation

.01 Invitation .02 Program .01 Heavy cream single cardstock with blue printing. .02 Heavy cream cardstock trifold with transparent sheet. The sheet has the program and a trifold has information on Safra and NIH, FNIH, donor list, etc.

Image of Clinical Center - Dr. John Gallin

Clinical Center - Dr. John Gallin

Dr. John I. Gallin was appointed director of the NIH Clinical Center in 1994. The Clinical Center serves the clinical research needs of 17 NIH institutes and is the largest hospital in the world totally dedicated to clinical research. During his tenure, Dr. Gallin has overseen the design and construction of a new research hospital for the Clinical Center, the Mark O. Hatfield Clinical Research Center, which opened to patients in 2005; the establishment of a new curriculum for clinical research training now offered globally; and development of new information systems for biomedical translational and clinical research. In 2011, under Dr. Gallin’s leadership, the Clinical Center received the Las

Image of United States Public Health Service - P.H.S. Navy Flag officers assigned to NIH

United States Public Health Service - P.H.S. Navy Flag officers assigned to NIH

Group of Public Health Service officers assigned to the National Institutes of Health. Overseen by the Surgeon General, the U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps is a diverse team of more than 6,500 highly qualified, public health professionals.

Image of Clinical Center - John I. Gallin

Clinical Center - John I. Gallin

Dr. John I. Gallin, director of the Clinical Center at NIH came to the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases in 1971. Gallin subscribed to the idea that outbreaks of new infectious diseases were inevitable. That idea was proven correct by the emergence of AIDS. In 1986, when Congress dramatically increased funding to study AIDS, Dr. Gallin oversaw the budget for this work. He helped initiate or was involved in many important projects and programs, including the international effort to study AIDS in Zaire, known as Project SIDA; the creation of the first AIDS clinic at the NIH Clinical Center; and the development of a monkey model for HIV disease.

Image of Campus Buildings - Groundbreaking for the Mark O. Hatfield Clinical Research Center

Campus Buildings - Groundbreaking for the Mark O. Hatfield Clinical Research Center

Groundbreaking for the Mark O. Hatfield Clinical Research Center, November 4, 1997. There are over 300 photographs of this event.

Image of Clinical Center - Clinical Center’s 50th anniversary celebration

Clinical Center - Clinical Center’s 50th anniversary celebration

The 50th anniversary of the Clinical Center was celebrated in 2004. The Clinical Center is home to the National Institutes of Health intramural clinical research program. Located on the NIH Bethesda, Maryland campus, the Clinical Center complex is where clinical biomedical research occurs. Images of this event number over 250.