U. S. Senator Jack Reed of Rhode Island (middle) came to NIH on May 1, 2018, visiting the National Cancer Institute’s Pediatric Oncology Branch, The Children’s Inn, and joining the Fogarty International Center for its 50th anniversary symposium. Here, I’m greeting Senator Reed at The Children’s Inn. Also waiting to greet him are Fern Jennifer Stone (far left), the Inn’s chief development and communications officer; and Jennie Lucca (second from left), the Inn’s chief executive officer. Credit: NIH
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.