Today, the Senate voted to confirm Monica Bertagnolli, MD, to serve as Director of the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
“We applaud the Senate for confirming Dr. Bertagnolli as our nation’s 17th NIH Director and for the bipartisan support she received on the Senate floor. A renowned oncologist, cancer researcher and educator, Dr. Bertagnolli is the right leader at the right time to ensure NIH excels in fulfilling its unique and crucial role as a global leader in health research,” said Mary Woolley, President and CEO of Research!America.
“Dr. Bertagnolli’s leadership and vision at the helm of NIH will meet and exceed public expectations in accelerating scientific discovery and powering its translation into better health for all. Dr. Bertagnolli’s work across the federal government, and with local and global partners, will pave the way for innovation that prevents and addresses deadly health threats that impact us all.”
On Monday, November 5, 2023, Research!America sent a letter to each member of the Senate in support of Dr. Bertagnolli’s confirmation.
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