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NIH Record - 75th Anniversary - National Institutes of Health

Congressional Working Group Visits NIH

Members of Congress and staff from a working group on addiction pose for a group shot.

Standing are (from l) Rep. Denver Riggleman (R-VA), Rep. TJ Cox (D-CA), Rep. John Joyce (R-PA), Rep. Donna Shalala (D-FL), Rep. David Trone (D-MD), Rep. Conor Lamb (D-PA) and Rep. Susie Lee (D-NV). Seated are (from l) NIMH director Dr. Joshua Gordon, HEAL Initiative director Dr. Rebecca Baker, NIH director Dr. Francis Collins, NIDA director Dr. Nora Volkow and Dr. Linda Porter, director, Office of Pain Policy, NINDS.

Photo: Marleen Van Den Neste

Collins points to the Clinical Center model in the CRC atrium while talking with Members of Congress.

Collins shows Clinical Research Center model to group including (from l) Lamb, Shalala, Cox, Trone, Riggleman and Mariam Jalloul from the office of Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI).

Photo: Marleen Van Den Neste

Members and staff of the House freshmen working group on addiction visited NIH on the afternoon of Sept. 9 to learn about the HEAL (Helping to End Addiction Long-term) Initiative and tour labs whose technology is helping advance addiction research. Seven of the group’s 36 members made the visit, which opened with a meeting with NIH leadership.

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