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Schwetz Speaks on Capitol Hill at Medical Research Rally Reception

Schwetz and three others smile for a picture

Shown at the Rally for Medical Research Hill Day reception are (from l) Dr. Margaret Foti, CEO, American Association for Cancer Research; U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL); Dr. Keith Churchwell, president-elect, American Heart Association; and Dr. Tara Schwetz, NIH acting principal deputy director.

NIH’s Acting Principal Deputy Director Dr. Tara Schwetz highlighted some of the extraordinary scientific opportunities that exist today to improve health and save lives during a Sept. 13 reception preceding the annual “Rally for Medical Research Hill Day.” 

Each September, a broad coalition of groups representing the medical research advocacy community meet on Capitol Hill with House and Senate offices to urge members of Congress to fund NIH as a national priority. 

The rally, in its 11th year, is coordinated by the American Association for Cancer Research and supported by nearly 350 partner organizations. Along with Schwetz, a number of institute/center directors and other NIH senior leaders attended the reception, which was held in the Senate Dirksen Office Building. 

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