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March 25, 2016
Congressional Appropriations Delegation Gets NIH Briefing
A visiting congressional delegation includes members of the House subcommittee on appropriations that oversees NIH. Shown at the table are (from l) Rep. Mike Simpson (R-ID); subcommittee vice chair Rep. Steve Womack (R-AR); subcommittee chair Rep. Tom Cole (R-OK); and Rep. Nita Lowey (D-NY).
ABOVE: A visiting congressional delegation includes members of the House subcommittee on appropriations that oversees NIH. Shown at the table are (from l) Rep. Mike Simpson (R-ID); subcommittee vice chair Rep. Steve Womack (R-AR); subcommittee chair Rep. Tom Cole (R-OK); and Rep. Nita Lowey (D-NY). Below at left: NIH director Dr. Francis Collins greets Lowey at the CRC entryway.

NIH director Dr. Francis Collins greets Lowey at the CRC entryway.

Congressman Tom Cole (R-OK), chair of the House subcommittee on appropriations that oversees NIH, and several fellow committee members and their staff visited NIH Feb. 29 for research briefings and tours of labs and patient care units in the Clinical Center. In addition to hearing scientific updates on such current topics as the Zika virus, the group chatted with NCI chief of surgery Dr. Steven Rosenberg about immunotherapy and gene therapies for patients with advanced cancers, NINDS principal investigator Dr. Daniel Reich about imaging Alzheimer’s disease and amyloid progression in the brain, and NIMH senior investigator Dr. Carlos Zarate about faster-working therapies for depression and suicide prevention.

 

 


Briefing members of Congress are NIH leaders (from l) NIA director Dr. Richard Hodes, NIAID
ABOVE: Briefing members of Congress are NIH leaders (from l) NIA director Dr. Richard Hodes, NIAID
director Dr. Anthony Fauci, Collins, NIH deputy director for science, outreach and policy Dr. Kathy
Hudson and NCI acting director Dr. Doug Lowy. BELOW: At left, Lowy, Lowey and Hodes chat. At right,
Simpson hears updates on several research topics in recent headlines, including the Zika virus and
immunotherapy for advanced cancers.

PHOTOS: ERNIE BRANSON

Lowy, Lowey and Hodes chat Simpson hears updates on several research topics in recent headlines, including the Zika virus and immunotherapy for advanced cancers.

 

 

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