Reducing The Impact Of Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD): Opportunities For Randomized Clinical Trials
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National Institutes of Health (NIH) Visitor Information
The Natcher Auditorium is located on the NIH Campus in Building 45.  For a map, general information, and directions to and around the NIH Campus, visit http://parking.nih.gov/visitor_access_map.htmExit Disclaimer

NIH Security
The NIH, like all federal government facilities, has instituted security measures to ensure the safety of NIH employees, patients, and visitors.  The national threat advisory level is determined by the Department of Homeland Security (http://www.whitehouse.gov/homeland/). Exit Disclaimer

Perimeter Security
All visitor vehicles, including taxicabs, hotel and airport shuttles, delivery trucks, and vans will be inspected before being allowed on campus.  Visitors will be asked to show one (1) form of identification (a government-issued photo ID:  driver’s license, passport, green card, etc.) and to state the purpose of their visit.  Be sure to allow at least 15-20 minutes for this vehicle inspection procedure.

Building Security
Due to the checking of IDs at the perimeter, employees and visitors will not be required to show their ID again to gain access to the majority of buildings on the NIH Campus during the normal business day.

Employees and visitors should continue to wear their identification prominently at all times while on campus.

Weekday Campus Access
Visitors, including meeting attendees, patients, contractors, vendors, and delivery persons:  All visitors must use the following entrances (see the Visitor Map at http://parking.nih.gov/visitor_access_map.htm): Exit Disclaimer

  • Rockville Pike at South Drive (Metro):  Regular weekday schedule:  Open 24 hours for inbound and outbound traffic.
  • Old Georgetown Road at Center Drive:  This entrance is primarily for commercial vehicles and visitors.

Regular weekday schedule:
5:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. - Inbound traffic only
2:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. - Inbound and outbound traffic
7:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m. - Closed to all traffic

DRIVING DIRECTIONS TO NIH

From Points North and East:
Take I-95 South to I-495 West (Capital Beltway) toward Silver Spring.  Follow I-495 West for 9 miles to Exit 34 (Bethesda/Wisconsin Avenue).  Follow signs for Route 355 South and stay in the right lane.  Travel approximately 1 mile and turn right at the light onto South Drive.  Pass through NIH security and follow the signs to Building 45.

From Points North and West:
Take I-270 South to I-495 East (Capital Beltway) toward Washington, DC.  Stay in one of the three left lanes.  Follow signs for Route 355 South, a left-lane exit, onto Wisconsin Avenue.  Travel approximately 1 mile and turn right at the light onto South Drive.  Pass through NIH security and follow the signs to Building 45.

From Points South:
Take I-95 North to I-495 (Capital Beltway) toward Tyson’s Corner/Rockville.  Follow I-495 for 20 miles.  Take Exit 34 (Bethesda/Wisconsin Avenue).  Travel approximately 1 mile and turn right at the light onto South Drive.  Pass through NIH security and follow the signs to Building 45.

From Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI):
Take the Route 195 connector to I-95 South.  Take I-95 South to I-495 West (Capital Beltway) toward Silver Spring.  Follow I-495 West for 9 miles to Exit 34 (Bethesda/Wisconsin Avenue).  Follow signs for Route 355 South and stay in the right lane.  Travel approximately 1 mile and turn right at the light onto South Drive.  Pass through NIH security and follow the signs to Building 45.

From Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD):
Take the Dulles Access Road for approximately 13 miles to Exit 18.  Move to the right on the Dulles Toll Road (Route 267) and take Exit 18.  Stay left on the ramp for Bethesda/Baltimore, and proceed toward Bethesda (I-495).  Continue approximately 9 miles on I-495.  Stay on I-495 at the I-495/I-270 split (bear right).  Take Exit 34 (Wisconsin Avenue South/Route 355) toward Bethesda.  Travel approximately 1 mile and turn right at the light onto South Drive.  Pass through NIH security and follow the signs to Building 45.

From Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA):
Take the George Washington Parkway North for 12 miles to I-495 toward Maryland (Capital Beltway).  Take Exit 34 (Bethesda/Wisconsin Avenue).  Travel approximately 1 mile and turn right at the light onto South Drive.  Pass through NIH security and follow the signs to Building 45.

PARKING INFORMATION

Parking on the NIH campus is limited and is $12 per day in the visitor lots.

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