David Howell Evans (left), better known as the Edge and lead guitar player in the rock band U2, is a strong supporter of cancer research. The band was in town on June 18, 2018 for a concert in Washington’s Capital One Arena, and the Edge once again invited some courageous young cancer patients receiving treatment at NIH and their parents to come out and enjoy the show. Here, I get to thank the Edge for his generosity and for giving these kids such a special thrill. Credit: Diane Baker
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.