It was a beautiful afternoon to support First Lady Melania Trump’s “Be Best” campaign on May 7, 2018 at an event held in the White House Rose Garden. The “Be Best” campaign promotes healthy living, using social media in positive ways, and reducing opioid abuse. In this photo (from left to right) are: Fern Jennifer Stone; the chief development and communications officer for the Children’s Inn at NIH; Francis Collins; Jennie Lucca, chief executive officer of the Children’s Inn; Alex Azar, secretary of the U. S. Department of Health and Human Services; Larry Tabak, NIH deputy director; and Laura King, senior director of Volunteers and Community Outreach at the Children’s Inn. Courtesy of @SecAzar
Senator Jack Reed of Rhode Island (middle) came to NIH on May 1, 2018, visiting the National Cancer Institute’s Pediatric Oncology Branch, The Children’s Inn, and joining the Fogarty International Center for its 50th anniversary symposium. Here, I’m greeting Senator Reed at The Children’s Inn. Also waiting to greet him are Fern Jennifer Stone (far left), the Inn’s chief development and communications officer; and Jennie Lucca (second from left), the Inn’s chief executive officer. Credit: NIH
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.