The NIH Clinical Center is the 2011 recipient of the Lasker~Bloomberg Public Service Award given by the Albert and Mary Lasker Foundation. The award honors the Clinical Center for serving as a model institution that has since 1953 transformed scientific advances into innovative therapies and provided high-quality care to patients and recognizes the Clinical Center's rich history of medical discovery through clinical research. Over the decades, nearly half a million clinical research volunteers have participated in clinical research at the Clinical Center. Its mission has remained providing exceptional clinical care for research volunteers, an environment for innovative Bedside-to-Bench clinical research, and training for clinical researchers. Read more information about the NIH Clinical Center.