By Meghan Arbegast Smith

One year and a month. That’s how long ago the coronavirus pandemic drastically altered our personal and professional lives. While many things changed for us at The Children’s Inn at NIH, a free hospitality house for children, teens and young adults participating in NIH research studies…

By: Beth Maloney

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought the devastating consequences of health inequities to the forefront. This World Health Day, I urge all of us to join the World Health Organization’s call to build a fairer, healthier world.

The data is daunting: people of color are getting infected and…

By Elaine Currie

My new boss, Fern, enthusiastically announced, “We just started a great committee — and we’d love for you to be involved!”

I remember feeling humbled to be asked to serve as The Inn liaison for the Women for The Inn (WINN) Committee. Established the very same week…

By: Stephanie Feinberg

“I just don’t want anything to be wrong,” I remember saying. I was lying in a hospital bed a week before my 21st birthday. My right eye was lazy. I was on week three of a migraine. I could barely feel my hands or feet. The neurologist…

By Jennie Lucca

On this World Cancer Day, I would first like to take a moment to reflect on the 11,050 children under the age of 14 who will be diagnosed with cancer in just this year alone. Despite major treatment advances, cancer continues to be the second leading cause…

By: Jennie Lucca

CEO of The Children’s Inn at NIH

The coronavirus pandemic has pushed clinical research into the limelight, and it is our best hope to effectively end this pandemic. As a result, the greater public is starting to understand how clinical trials truly work. After all, they have played a crucial…

The Children's Inn at NIH

A Place Like Home for children, young adults, and their families seeking their best hope for a cure at the National Institutes of Health

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