I had the pleasure of providing the opening remarks at the 32nd NIH Research Festival back on September 12, 2018. In my right hand is a model of the flu virus. I’m posting this photo belatedly as a gentle reminder: Remember to get your flu shot this year. 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.