October 7th, 2019 by Dr. Francis Collins
During the opening reception for IDWeek 2019, I performed with my band the Affordable Rock ‘n’ Roll Act (ARRA). We were joined onstage by Pardis Sabeti (second from left), a computational geneticist at the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, Cambridge, and a talented rock ‘n’ roll singer. Here we perform Pardis’ song “Breathe In (Turkana Boy).” IDWeek is the joint annual meeting of the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA), Society for Healthcare Epidemiology of America (SHEA), the HIV Medical Association (HIVMA), and the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society (PIDS). The reception took place on October 2, 2019 at the Washington, D. C. Convention Center. Credit: Dawd Siraj, University of Wisconsin-Madison
September 12th, 2019 by Dr. Francis Collins
Jamming with my band, Affordable Rock ‘n’ Roll Act (ARRA), at the NIH Research Festival on September 11, 2019. Credit: NIH
June 12th, 2019 by Dr. Francis Collins
I got to spend the lunch hour playing with my band the Affordable Rock ‘n’ Roll Act (ARRA) to support Camp Fantastic. This program provides a series of week-long summer camps in Virginia and Maryland for kids with cancer. My band played under the canopy of the NIH Clinical Center’s South Lobby on June 11, 2019. Credit: NIH
June 13th, 2018 by Dr. Francis Collins
The NIH Director’s band, aka “ARRA” (Affordable Rock’n’ Roll Act) performed at lunchtime under the canopy of the NIH Clinical Center’s South Lobby on June 12, 2018. Here, we get some vocal assistance from John Burklow (middle), associate director for Communications and Public Liaison.