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At Francis Collins Scholars Scientific Day

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At Francis Collins Scholars Scientific Day
It was an honor to speak at the Francis Collins Scholars Scientific Day, held at the Woman’s Club of Bethesda, MD on August 26, 2019. The event was sponsored by the Neurofibromatosis Therapeutic Acceleration Program (NTAP). Afterwards, I joined some of the meeting attendees, including many “Collins Scholars,” for a group photo. Now in its sixth year, the Francis Collins Scholars Program in Neurofibromatosis Clinical and Translational Research is helping to create a community of outstanding clinician-scientists with expertise in research and clinical care for the genetic disorder neurofibromatosis type I (NF1). It’s a condition that’s interested me for quite some time. In 1990, I led the research team that discovered the NF1 gene. Credit: Lizzy Lees Photos