Statement by Research!America on Dr. Lawrence Tabak as Acting Director of NIH
We congratulate Lawrence A. Tabak, DDS, PhD, on his new role as acting director of NIH, effective December 20, 2021.
Dr. Tabak is exceedingly well-regarded throughout the research community. His guidance and leadership since the beginning of the pandemic ensured there were resources for NIH grantees needing answers and consistency during a challenging time.
As a co-chair of the UNITE initiative, Dr. Tabak is partnering to change the culture of the scientific community, addressing structural racism and increasing diversity and inclusion at NIH and in the scientific workforce.
These are just two examples of Dr. Tabak’s many contributions to ensuring our nation sustains a strong and vibrant medical and health research ecosystem. We know NIH is in excellent hands during this time of transition.
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