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2012 Photos

Photo of Francis Collins, Elias  Zerhouni, Harold Varmus and Michael Miliken. Celebration of Science
On September 8, 2012, NIH hosted a day of presentations and events as part of a 3-day "Celebration of Science," in collaboration with FasterCures, the Milken Institute's Center for Accelerating Medical Solutions. Here, Francis Collins, Elias Zerhouni, and Harold Varmus discuss the past, present and future of NIH with Michael Miliken.
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Photo of Francis Collins speaking at a podium.Weight of the Nation
On May 8, 2012, Francis Collins spoke at an advanced NIH campus screening of the documentary "Weight of the Nation," produced by HBO in association with NIH and major research and health organizations to spotlight the science of obesity and NIH’s efforts to combat this epidemic.
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Illustration of RNA.The Common Fund’s Extracellular RNA Communication program
RNA, once thought to exist only within cells, is now known to be exported from cells and play a role in newly discovered mechanisms of cell-to-cell communication. The Common Fund's Extracellular RNA Communication program aims to discover fundamental biological principles of extracellular RNA (exRNA), and explore the possibility of using exRNAs as disease biomarkers or therapeutic molecules. Photo courtesy Dr. Bruce Fuchs, Director, OSE.
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Artwork produced for the NIH Directors Transformative Research Award.NIH Directors Transformative Research Award Artwork
This original artwork was produced to represent the NIH Directors Transformative Research Award. The TRA was created specifically to support exceptionally innovative and/or unconventional research projects that have the potential to create or overturn fundamental paradigms. Photo courtesy Dr. Bruce Fuchs, Director, OSE.
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Photo of children at the NIMH exhibit at 2012 USA Science and Engineer festival.NIMH Activity
Young children participate in a tricky game called "Fooling the Brain" at an NIH exhibit activity hosted by the National Institute of Mental Health at the 2012 USA Science and Engineering Festival. Photo courtesy Dr. Bruce Fuchs, Director, OSE.
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Photo of a boy holding a human brain.Boy with Brain
A boy touches a human brain to see how it feels at an NIH exhibit activity hosted by the National Institute on Drug Abuse at the 2012 USA Science and Engineering Festival. Photo courtesy Dr. Bruce Fuchs, Director, OSE.
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Photo of 3 children at the NIDKK exhibit at 2012 USA Science and Engineer festival.NIDDK Activity
Three young children participate in the NIH "Where's the Sugar" exhibit activity hosted by the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases at the 2012 USA Science and Engineering Festival. Photo courtesy Dr. Bruce Fuchs, Director, OSE.
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Photo of a NIDA exhibit at the 2012 USA Science and Engineer festival.NIDA Brain Derby
Young children play a fast-moving and fun game called “Brain Derby” at an NIH exhibit activity hosted by the National Institute on Drug Abuse at the 2012 USA Science and Engineering Festival. Photo courtesy Dr. Bruce Fuchs, Director, OSE.
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Photo of an researchers at the NIH mHealth Winter Training Institute.mheath Winter Institute
Working together in small groups, researchers at the NIH mHealth Winter Training Institute learned how to develop their wireless and mobile research interests. Participants in the photo (from left to right): Marcos Reyes Estrada, Kirby Lee, Hee Yun Lee, Lin Wang, Dara Sorkin, Marisa Hilliard, Flaura Winston and Miryam Gerdine.
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Photo from the OBSSR retreat in behavioral and social sciences research.OBSSR Retreat
OBSSR convened a retreat for NIH staff trained/employed in behavioral and social sciences research on Monday, Oct. 22, 2012. The purpose of the retreat was to strengthen the internal BSSR community at NIH and foster enhanced collaboration. In the photo (from left to right): Dr. Robert Kaplan, Dr. Deborah Olster, Dr. Virginia S. Cain, and Dr. Norman B. Anderson.
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2011 Photos

Photo of Francis Collins, Anthony Fauci, and Hillary Clinton.NIH and World AIDS Day
On November 8, 2011, Francis Collins and NIAID director Dr. Anthony Fauci visited outside the NIH Clinical Center with Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, who spoke at NIH's Masur Auditorium in advance of World Aids Day.
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Participants at the 2011 NIH Research Festival.NIH Research Festival
NIH Environmental Management System’s sustainable laboratory practices working group members Minoo Shaloury-Elizeh, of NIDDK, and Dr. Jean Tiong-Koehler, of NINDS, share information on the Labs Go Greener effort with NIAID's Ningna Huang at the 25th anniversary NIH Research Festival, held October 24-28, 2010
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Photo from the Lasker Symposium.Lasker Scholars Symposium
A March 31 symposium launched the NIH-Lasker Clinical Research Scholars Program, an intramural-extramural partnership which supports a small number of exceptional early career clinical researchers and promotes their development to fully independent research positions. At the kickoff symposium for the collaboration were (from l) Lasker Foundation Chair Emeritus James Fordyce, Dr. Charles Sawyers, Dr. Christine Seidman, Dr. Maria Freire, Dr. Daniel Kastner, Dr. Harold Varmus, Dr. Francis Collins, Dr. Michael Gottesman, Dr. Marston Linehan and Lasker Foundation chair Dr. Alfred Sommer.
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2010 Photos

Photo of Francis Collins speaking with Duke students.USA Science & Engineering Festival
Dr. Francis Collins talks with students from Duke University at the first USA Science & Engineering Festival, held October 23-24, 2010 on the National Mall in Washington, D.C.
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Photo of Francis Collins.USA Science & Engineering Festival
Dr. Francis Collins performs at the USA Science & Engineering Festival.
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Photo of Francis Collins with 2010 Pioneer Award recipients.Pioneer Awards
Francis Collins and the 2010 recipients of the NIH Director's Pioneer Award supporting individual scientists of exceptional creativity who propose pioneering approaches to major challenges in biomedical and behavioral research.
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Photo of Francis Collins and Myrna Weisman. Marshall W. Nirenberg Exhibit
Francis Collins and Dr. Myrna Weissman, widow of Dr. Marshall W. Nirenberg, stand before an exhibit honoring NIH’s first intramural Nobelist.
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Photo of Vivian Pinn.ORWH 20th Anniversary Symposium
First Office of Women's Research and Health director Vivian W. Pinn speaks at ORWH's 20th Anniversary Symposium, held September 27, 2010. Past accomplishments were discussed, as well as a preview of the next decade, "A Vision for the Year 2020" Photo by Bill Branson.
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2009 Photos

Photo of Kathleen Sebelius, Francis Collins and President Barack Obama.Presidential Campus Visit
On September 30, HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, Dr. Francis Collins and President Barack Obama toured the Mark O. Hatfield Clinical Research Center at NIH.
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Photo of Francis Collins, Joe Perry and Rudy Tanzi on stage. Rock Stars of Science
NIH Director Francis Collins performing live on Capitol Hill with Aerosmith's Joe Perry and NIH grantee Rudy Tanzi, Ph.D. of Harvard for the "Rock Stars of Science" campaign sponsored by the Geoffrey Beene Foundation.
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Photo of Francis Collins, Elias  Zerhouni, Harold Varmus and James Wyngaarden.NIH Directors
Dr. Francis S. Collins stands with past directors Elias A. Zerhouni, Harold E. Varmus, and James B. Wyngaarden.
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Photo of Francis Collins, Joe Perry and Rudy Tanzi on stage. Francis Collins Sworn in
Dr. Francis Collins, joined by wife Diane Baker, is sworn in as the 16th NIH director by head of NIH human resources Chris Major on August 17, 2009.
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