I had the pleasure of providing the opening remarks at the 32nd NIH Research Festival back on September 12, 2018. In my right hand is a model of the flu virus. I’m posting this photo belatedly as a gentle reminder: Remember to get your flu shot this year. Credit: NIH
We kicked off the 32nd NIH Research Festival on September 12, 2018. This annual three-day event showcases the incredible breadth of research conducted by NIH scientists. I offered some opening remarks, holding up this 3D model of the flu virus to highlight work underway on the NIH campus to better map viral structures. 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.