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NIH Director Sings National Anthem

Scoreboard image shows Dr. Collins

The scoreboard at Nationals Park captures NIH director Dr. Francis Collins singing.

Photo: Diane Baker

Dr. Collins sings anthem.

Collins sings the National Anthem on May 24 to celebrate Federal Workforce Day.

Photo: Diane Baker

Child with team mascot

Nats Park hosted NIH’ers recently.

Photo: Diane Baker

Child with team mascot on field

Addi Carroll gets the grand tour of the infield and home plate from Nationals mascot Screech.

Photo: Diane Baker

Dr. Collins in the stands with friends.

Enjoying the game at Nats Park are (from l) Jeff Wagner, inn liaison for the K’s for Kids program; Ryan Whited, family program manager at the Children’s Inn at NIH; and Collins.

Photo: Diane Baker

Dr. Collins with Carroll family

Before the game gets under way, Collins joins the Carroll family for a few photos.

Photo: Diane Baker

NIH director Dr. Francis Collins sang the National Anthem at a baseball game pitting the Washington Nationals against the New York Mets on May 24 to celebrate Federal Workforce Day at Nationals Park. He was joined at the game by the Carroll family. Daughter Addison (“Addi”) is a research volunteer at the Clinical Center. Ryan Whited, family program manager at the Children’s Inn at NIH, also attended.

After his performance reportedly “knocked it out of the ballpark,” Collins greeted fans and signed autographs, as expected of a (science) rock star. The Nationals won the game, 7-4.

View the director’s performance online at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nxV7LKx_yQ4.

The NIH Record

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Associate Editor: Carla Garnett
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Dana Talesnik
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