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Brett Giroir

Announcing the HEALing Communities Awards

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HEALing Communities press conference
Along with (left to right) Assistant Secretary for Mental Health and Substance Use Elinore McCance-Katz, Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar, and Assistant Secretary for Health Brett Giroir; I was pleased to take part in a news conference on April 18, 2019 to announce the awardees for our HEALing Communities Study. The study will aim to reduce opioid overdose deaths dramatically in some of our nation’s hardest-hit communities. Credit: HHS

NIH’s Center for Cellular Engineering

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Francis Collins and NIH leadership participate in a groundbreaking ceremony for the Center for Cellular Engineering on the NIH campus
A ceremonial groundbreaking took place on January 22, 2019 at the NIH Clinical Center. The facility’s Cell Processing Section will be expanded into the Center for Cellular Engineering. Joining me in the ceremonial groundbreaking are several members of the NIH leadership and special guest Brett Giroir (standing next to me, right), assistant secretary for health at the Department of Health and Human Services. Credit: Daniel Sone

A Surprise Visit

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Assistant Secretary for Health Giroir, Deputy NIH Director Tabak, NIH Director Collins and Surgeon General Adams stand together for a photo
Larry Tabak, NIH’s principal deputy director, and I were delighted to receive a surprise visit on January 10, 2019. Our esteemed guests were Brett Giroir (far left), assistant secretary for health at the Department of Health and Human Services, and U. S. Surgeon General Jerome Adams (far right). They came to NIH to present us with awards of appreciation for our ongoing support of the U.S. Health Service Commissioned Corps. Officers in the Corps serve in a wide range of public health specialties within federal agencies, including NIH. Credit: HHS