Price Makes First Visit to NIH As HHS Secretary
Dr. Thomas E. Price was sworn in as the 23rd Secretary of Health and Human Services on Feb. 10. He came calling at NIH on Feb. 21. An orthopedic surgeon when he practiced medicine, Price most recently served as U.S. representative of Georgia’s 6th congressional district.
While on campus, the new Secretary met with several NIH leaders including NIH director Dr. Francis Collins, principal deputy director Dr. Lawrence Tabak and several institute and center directors. He also took a brief tour of the Clinical Research Center and discussed a clinical case with NCI Surgery Branch chief Dr. Steven Rosenberg.
Price also met a patient, Judy Anderson, a 51-year-old Florida resident “who had a complete cancer regression of metastatic breast cancer in the lungs and liver due to our new immunotherapy approach targeting the unique mutations in her cancer,” explained Rosenberg.
Following the visit and promising to return for longer briefings, Price tweeted, “The @NIH is doing incredible work to improve lives, turning discovery into health. Thank you @NIHDirector and team for the warm welcome.”