I got to join in the four-legged fun with NIH’s “Puppycam” event on November 29, 2018 at the NIH Clinical Center. The event, which was live streamed for folks on Twitter, offered demonstrations from service dogs, therapy dogs, and puppies-in-training (including these adorable ones at rest). Credit: Stephanie Clipper
NIH’s National Center for Complimentary and Integrative Health (NCCIH) has a new director. Helene Langevin (center) was sworn in as NCCIH director on November 26, 2018. She comes to NIH from the Osher Center for Integrative Medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, Afterwards, NIH’s Principal Deputy Director Larry Tabak (right) and I welcomed her to the NIH family. Credit: NIH
It was an honor to attend the Nobel Symposium hosted by the Embassy of Sweden in the U.S. on November 13, 2018. The symposium was held at the House of Sweden in Washington, D.C. to celebrate the 2018 American Nobel Laureates. Four of this year’s six Nobel Laureates were in attendance. Here, I’m standing with Peter WT Pisters (middle), president of the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston; and Jim Allison (right), also with MD Anderson and a co-recipient of the 2018 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine. Dr. Allison played a leading role in developing cancer immunotherapy. Credit: @ppisters
I joined journalist Katie Couric and many others to remember the life of the late Alan Rabson, a beloved NIH researcher, administrator, and leader for six decades. He recently passed away at age 92. The remembrance was held on October 30, 2018 on the NIH campus, Bethesda, MD.
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.