Five members of Congress spent the afternoon of Apr. 12 at NIH, meeting agency leadership and visiting labs at NCI, NIDDK and NINDS. The guests were (from l) Reps. David Valadao (R-CA), Susan Brooks (R-IN), Robert Dold (R-IL), Katherine Clark (D-MA) and Joseph Kennedy (D-MA).
NCI’s Dr. Christian Hinrichs (l) tells guests about his work, including a clinical trial of HPV-targeted tumor-infiltrating T cells for patients with HPV+ cancers, which has demonstrated that this treatment can mediate complete regression of cervical cancer in some patients.
NIDDK’s Dr. Monica Skarulis (l) shows off the “bod pod” in the metabolic clinical research unit.