Acting HHS Secretary Visits NIH
Eric Hargan, acting secretary of HHS, visited NIH on Nov. 28, meeting with institute directors and OD staff in Bldg. 10 and getting clinical updates.
He was oriented to the Clinical Research Center in the company of hospital CEO Dr. James Gilman, NIH director Dr. Francis Collins and NCI director Dr. Norman Sharpless.
Hargan and Katie Lagomarsino, special assistant to the secretary, listened as Collins led a discussion in the medical board room. During the morning visit, Hargan also met with Dr. Steven Rosenberg, chief of NCI’s Surgery Branch, and one of his patients, and with Dr. Carlos Zarate, chief of NIMH’s Experimental Therapeutics & Pathophysiology Branch.