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Birx, Kushner, Smith Visit VRC

NIH leadership stands with White House staff outside the VRC

NIH hosted a visit by (top, from l) Brad Smith, Dr. Deborah Birx and Jared Kushner, who toured the Vaccine Research Center and received an update on NIH response to the global Covid-19 pandemic.They were greeted by NIH director Dr. Francis Collins (r) and NIAID director Dr. Anthony Fauci.

Photo: Chia-Chi Charlie Chang

Several people stand in a lab

In a VRC lab are (from l) VRC director Dr. John Mascola, Birx, Kushner, Fauci, Smith, Collins, VRC deputy director Dr. Barney Graham and vaccine researcher Dr. Kizzmekia Corbett.

Photo: Chia-Chi Charlie Chang

Birx and Kushner sit a conference table

Birx and Kushner visit VRC.

Photo: Chia-Chi Charlie Chang

On June 9, NIH hosted a visit by Brad Smith, Dr. Deborah Birx and Jared Kushner, who toured the Vaccine Research Center and received an update on NIH response to the global Covid-19 pandemic.

Birx is White House coronavirus response coordinator. Kushner is senior advisor to the President. Smith is director of the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation at the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services.

They were greeted by NIH director Dr. Francis Collins and NIAID director Dr. Anthony Fauci. The briefing included NCI director Dr. Ned Sharpless, who discussed SARS-CoV-2 serology, and NIBIB director Dr. Bruce Tromberg, who outlined the RADx program, along with Collins and Dr. Tara Schwetz, NIH associate deputy director. 
 

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