Former House Speaker Gingrich Visits
Former speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives Newt Gingrich visited NIH on June 20. He met with NIH director Dr. Francis Collins in Bldg. 1 before touring the Clinical Center with CC CEO Dr. James Gilman.
While in the CC, Gingrich sat in on a science briefing with researchers at the National Eye Institute, including NEI director Dr. Paul Sieving and clinical director Dr. Brian Brooks. Sieving gave Gingrich an overview of the institute and research under way.
Then, NEI Stadtman investigator Dr. Kapil Bharti of the unit on ocular stem cells and translational research gave a slide presentation on the latest developments in his regenerative medicine and stem cell research. Gingrich was able to see elements of the science first-hand, visiting Bharti’s lab and viewing cell cultures via microscope.