Posted on June 30th, 2020 by Dr. Francis Collins
Posted In: Director's Album - Photos
Tags: Darryl Leja, Federal Employees Education and Assistance Fund, Friends of Patients at the NIH, motorcycle, Narisu Narisu, NHGRI
I remember the 2004 CFC fundraiser at Parklawn HHS building. You rode your Honda and Jim Vance rode his Harley. What great examples you set.
That was great Dr Collins had a good time on his Harley, and in such a good cause.
In the 1980’s I made a few ”Easter Egg Runs” to assist the East Park Children’s Home and Educational Facility for children with various disabilities in Maryhill, Glasgow, Scotland. I did very little because I then became involved with the BMW Motorcycle Club and started touring all over Europe, both West and East, for about thirty years. Great times, until an ischaemic stroke affected my driving and riding ability as defined by the British DVLA. I now live in hope that a ”fix” for Homonymous Hemianopia can allow me to drive again, the last time being 2017. I love reading several newsletters every week and have done so for 3 years. Anything connected with brain anatomy and physiology in the newsletters makes life worth living every day I open my email.
Congratulations to the fund-raisers with a thoughtful novel gesture of “riding high on scientific successes with sincere efforts: with this spectacular “motorcycle-riding” in a recent Montgomery Charity event for propelling the American dollars towards meaningful scientific research outcomes.
Dr. Collins certainly deserves an applause with his diligent team for this gesture!
Wishing my American experts at NIH USA Offices/Divisions A Happy and Peaceful Independence Day 2020!!!
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.
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