The American Institute of Biological Sciences (AIBS) was among 115 organizations that sent a letter to Congress expressing support for President Biden’s nomination of Dr. Monica Bertagnolli as the next Director of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and urging her rapid confirmation.
“Dr. Bertagnolli is exceptionally qualified and the ideal candidate to lead the NIH today in expanding and strengthening its role supporting research fundamental to overcoming diseases that rob the American people of hope, capacity, and time,” noted the letter addressed to Senate leadership as well as the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions. “As a leading scientist, clinical trialist, physician, and surgeon — and a patient herself — Dr. Bertagnolli genuinely understands the intricacies and personal impact of medical research.”
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