TO: Coalition for Clinical and Translational Science
FR: Dale Dirks and Dane Christiansen
RE: House LHHS Subcommittee Hearing, Transformative Power of Biomedical Research
Earlier today, the Director of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Dr. Francis Collins, testified before the House Labor-HHS-Education (LHHS) Appropriations Subcommittee during an oversight hearing entitled, The Transformative Power of Biomedical Research. During his remarks, Dr. Collins reviewed “amazing” research advancements and discussed the value and importance of NIH to scientific discovery and patient health. While appearing before the Subcommittee, Dr. Collins was joined by the Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, Dr. Anthony Fauci; the Director of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, Dr. Gary Gibbons; the Director of the National Institute of Mental Health, Dr. Josh Gordon; the Acting Director of the National Cancer Institute, Dr. Doug Lowy; and the Director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse, Dr. Nora Volkow. The Subcommittee members in attendance had various questions for the NIH representatives regarding various priorities.