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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

Meeting with Congressman Ro Khanna

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Larry Tabak, Congressman Ro Khanna and Francis Collins at the NIH Clinical Center

We had a great visit with Congressman Ro Khanna (center) of California. Our discussion included recent advances in neuroscience, genomics, Big Data, and research on food allergies. NIH Deputy Director Larry Tabak (left) and I welcomed Congressman Khanna to the NIH Clinical Center on July 30, 2018.


Hospice Suites Ribbon Cutting

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Cutting the Ribbon on the NIH Clinical Center's Hospice Suites

How nice it was to take part in the ribbon-cutting ceremony for the new hospice suites at the NIH Clinical Center on July 10, 2018. Taking part in the ceremony (from left to right) are: Ann Berger, chief of Pain and Palliative Care at the Clinical Center; Francis Collins; Jim Gilman, the Clinical Center’s chief executive officer; and Gwen Wallen, chief nurse at the Clinical Center. To the right of the Hospice Suites sign is my wife Diane Baker. This extraordinary new unit is comprised of two two-room suites that have been thoughtfully converted into a home-like environment where families can stay with the patients. Credit: NIH


Meeting with CDC Director

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Dr. Collins and other NIH leaders meets with CDC director

Dr. Robert Redfield (second left), director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, visited NIH on June 12, 2018. Joining me in welcoming him are James Gilman, first chief executive officer for the NIH Clinical Center (left) and Anthony Fauci (right), director of NIH’s National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases.
Credit: NIH


Playing with My Band at NIH

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Francis Collins and the ARRA Band with John Burklow

The NIH Director’s band, aka “ARRA” (Affordable Rock’n’ Roll Act) performed at lunchtime under the canopy of the NIH Clinical Center’s South Lobby on June 12, 2018. Here, we get some vocal assistance from John Burklow (middle), associate director for Communications and Public Liaison.
Credit: NIH


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