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Appointment of Pat White as Associate Director for Legislative Policy and Analysis, NIH

I am pleased to announce the appointment of Francis Patrick "Pat" White as the new Associate Director for Legislative Policy and Analysis, NIH. He will join us at the NIH in the next few weeks. I want to express my personal thanks to Roz Gray for skillfully guiding the Office of Legislative Policy and Analysis (OLPA) as its Acting Director for the past ten months.

Mr. White has most recently been serving as Vice President for Federal Relations at the Association of American Universities (AAU). In that position, he developed and executed advocacy strategies for AAU’s president and the leadership of the 60 top research universities in the United States. Before working at AAU, he was Director of Legislative Relations for the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB) from 2000 to 2003 and Director of Public Affairs for the American Association of Immunologists (AAI) from 1993 to 2000. Pat also has experience in the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) and as Chief of Staff for a Michigan Congressman, the late Robert W. Davis.

Please join me in welcoming Pat to the NIH leadership team, congratulating him on his appointment, and offering him your full support as he begins his work with us.

Francis S. Collins, M.D., Ph.D.

This page last reviewed on February 11, 2011

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