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Discovery Documentary: First in Human

Posted by on July 28th, 2017 Posted in: General, Uncategorized


On August 10,  Discovery will premiere First in Human, a three-part documentary on the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Clinical Center. Viewers will get an up-close, never before seen, look at the successes and setbacks of developing brand-new medicines. This was filmed over a one year period with film crews embedded in the hospital following 4 patients who volunteered for a clinical trial.

“While the series focuses on a few brave patients and their doctors and nurses, more than 1,000 staff members across the intramural research program and 125 patients voluntarily participated in this production. For more than a year, NIH staff worked behind the scenes to enable this complicated production in ways that diligently protected the integrity of hospital operations as well as the safety and privacy of patients and staff.”

The series airs on August 10, 17, and 24, at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT on Discovery.

For more information on NIH, the documentary series or how to participate in a clinical trial or to work or train at the NIH Clinical Center, go to URL: NIH Clinical Center.

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