I enjoyed speaking at the reception for the 6th Annual Rally for Medical Research Hill Day in Washington, D.C. on September 12. The early evening reception, hosted by the American Association for Cancer Research and supported by the nearly 350 partnering organizations, brought together hundreds of people to celebrate the value of medical research. The reception took place in the Dirksen Senate Office Building. Credit: Vera LaMarche
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.