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Larry Tabak

New NCCIH Director

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Francis Collins, Helene Langevin, and Larry Tabak

NIH’s National Center for Complimentary and Integrative Health (NCCIH) has a new director. Helene Langevin (center) was sworn in as NCCIH director on November 26, 2018. She comes to NIH from the Osher Center for Integrative Medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, Afterwards, NIH’s Principal Deputy Director Larry Tabak (right) and I welcomed her to the NIH family. Credit: NIH


Senator Udall Visits NIH

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Dr. Francis Collins, Senator Tom Udall and Dr. Larry Tabak

It was truly a pleasure speaking with Senator Tom Udall of New Mexico about microbiome research and its potential to improve human health during his visit to NIH. Here, I’m standing with Senator Udall (center) and NIH Deputy Director Larry Tabak (right). The visit took place on July 30, 2018. Credit: NIH


Supporting First Lady’s “Be Best” Campaign

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Francis Collins and friends in the White House Rose Garden

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.
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