What a great night it was for NIH. I received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Maryland Tech Council, as did John Schiller and Douglas Lowy of NIH’s National Cancer Institute (NCI). The Lifetime Achievement Gala was held on April 18, 2018 at the William F. Bolger Center in Potomac, MD. In this group photo (left to right): Eric Green, director of NIH’s National Human Genome Research Institute; Tami Howie, chief executive officer, Maryland Tech Council; Rene LaVigne, board chair and president, Maryland Tech Council; John Schiller, NCI; Francis Collins; Douglas Lowy, NCI; Brad Stewart, chief executive officer, Maryland Tech Council; Stephen Chanock, NCI.
Appointed the 16th Director of NIH by President Barack Obama and confirmed by the Senate. He was sworn in on August 17, 2009. On June 6, 2017. President Donald Trump announced his selection of Dr. Collins to continue to serve as the NIH Director.