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Jerome Adams

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


Fireside Chat with U. S. Surgeon General

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Francis Collins and Surgeon General Adams

I sat down with U. S. Surgeon General Dr. Jerome Adams for a fireside chat about chronic pain management, the Helping to End Addiction Long-Term (HEAL) Initiative, and the opioid crisis. The event was held as part of the 13th Annual NIH Pain Consortium Symposium.
Credit: Andrew Propp