NIH director Dr. Francis Collins thanked the staff members who made the Covid-19 vaccine program a success. “Your efficiency, professionalism, friendliness, sensitivity to everybody’s needs has become famous around here,” Collins said. “You’ve really done amazing things to set a standard for excellent care. And that’s made us all really proud.”
Dr. Annmarie Adams, an architectural historian who teaches at McGill University, is digging through letters, diary entries, photos and other materials to gain insights into the life of the late Dr. Maude Abbott, a renowned Canadian researcher who lectured at McGill a century earlier.
Five years ago, a 15-year-old girl from Italy traveled to the United States hoping to learn more about her mysterious illness. Thanks to NIH researchers, 20-year-old Claudia Digregorio now has a name for her ailment.
In 1921, two doctors made a profound discovery that would change type 1 diabetes from a fatal condition to one that could be managed. In the 100 years since the discovery of insulin, tremendous progress has been made in diabetes research and care.