NIH Director Sings National Anthem
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.