Appropriators Visit Leadership, Patients at NIH

Congressional visitors meet NIH leadership

Three members of the House appropriations subcommittee spent the afternoon of Sept. 17 at NIH. Above (from l), Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard (D-CA), Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-CT) and Rep. Lois Frankel (D-FL) meet NIGMS director Dr. Jon Lorsch, NIDDK director Dr. Griffin Rodgers, NIMH director Dr. Joshua Gordon and NIH director Dr. Francis Collins.

Photo: Lisa Helfert

Lawmakers visit NIH trainees.

Lawmakers greeted young trainees at NIH who discussed their passion for research, experience at NIH and personal stories. Front and center is Dr. Sharon Milgram, director of the Office of Intramural Training and Education.

Photo: Lisa Helfert

Three members of the House appropriations subcommittee spent the afternoon of Sept. 17 at NIH. Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard (D-CA), Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-CT) and Rep. Lois Frankel (D-FL) met NIGMS director Dr. Jon Lorsch, NIDDK director Dr. Griffin Rodgers, NIMH director Dr. Joshua Gordon and NIH director Dr. Francis Collins. After scientific briefings, including patient testimony, on gene editing/sickle cell disease, pediatric cancer and depression, the lawmakers greeted young trainees at NIH who discussed their passion for research, experience at NIH and personal stories.