Scientific research does more than just save lives. The work also creates jobs. That, at least, is what the Obama Administration is banking on, as the President toured a lab at the National Institutes of Health, and heralded $5 billion dollars in government grants to fight cancer, autism, and heart disease.
NIH director Dr. Francis Collins testified before the House Committee on Energy and Commerce’s Subcommittee on Health yesterday that the immediate future could be difficult because of poor economic conditions and stimulus funds running dry.
How to you inspire young people to go into science? If you’re the head of the NIH, you sing to them! NIH Director Francis Collins demonstrates.
The National Institutes of Health Director, Dr. Francis Collins, joined the Federal Drive with Tom Temin and Amy Morris to explain a partnership between the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, the National Institutes of Health and the Food and Drug Administration.
National Institutes of Health Director Francis Collins and members of the House Energy and Commerce Committee subcommittee on Health shared concern about effects of potential sequestration on the agency, specifically in the area of funding grants.
Dr. Collins oversees the work of the largest supporter of biomedical research in the world, spanning the spectrum from basic to clinical research. Francis S. Collins, M.D., Ph.D. Director National Institutes of Health (NIH)
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Conversation with Authors: Professor Harry Lambright on Leaders and Leadership – Lessons from Robert Gates, Francis Collins, and NASA Administrators
How are government executives meeting mission and making a difference? What are government executives doing to make a difference in the face of fiscal and budgetary realities? Join host Michael Keegan he explores these questions and more with former and current government leaders: Dr. Francis Collins, Dr. Anthony Fauci, Michael Astrue, Kathleen Merrigan, Linda Gibbs and a host of others for a Special Edition of The Business of Government Hour – Leaders Speak – A CONVERSATION on Meeting Mission and Making A Difference.
The Maryland Democrat fielded questions from National Institutes of Health employees at a town-hall meeting at the agency’s Bethesda headquarters.