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Director’s Album – Videos

Thirtieth Anniversary of Cystic Fibrosis Gene Discovery

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In 1989, the gene that causes cystic fibrosis (CF), was discovered by a collaborative research effort involving my own lab at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, and colleagues at the Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto. This year marks the 30th anniversary of the discovery, which has yielded life-sustaining targeted therapies for many kids born with this rare disease. The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation asked me recently to talk about “the long, tough road” traveled to find the gene hunt and the ongoing research commitment to help people with CF. Courtesy of Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.

We are NIH

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The NIH has a brand-new welcome video, aptly titled “We are NIH.” The video is now available to greet our guests on campus and inform visitors on our website about NIH and its lifesaving mission. I think the video really captures the spirit of NIH by showcasing just a few of the many incredible people who work and volunteer here every day to help turn discovery into health. I even got to offer my own welcome at 5 minutes and 40  seconds into the video and share my thoughts about the impact of NIH-funded research. Take a look. We are NIH!

NIH Seeks Inaugural Chief Data Strategist

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The NIH is seeking a visionary technology leader to serve as our inaugural Chief Data Strategist. I anticipate this will be someone with industry experience who can deliver next generation technology platforms to harmonize our massive, complex data sets and build a 21st century workforce. Several colleagues and I filmed a video to share more about this position and how it can change the future of computing, while accelerating life-saving research breakthroughs for decades to come. Learn more and please consider applying. Credit: NIH

Making Music with Opera Star Renée Fleming

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What an honor it was to perform these two songs with world-renowned soprano Renée Fleming , who presented the J. Edward Rall Cultural Lecture at NIH on May 13, 2019. I served as the lecture moderator, and we discussed the creative process, the intersections of music and science, and the Sound Health initiative, which is a partnership between NIH and the Kennedy Center. Credit: NIH

Speaking on Rare Disease Day 2019

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