February 08, 2024

Health Advocates Welcome New National Institutes of Health Director

Health advocates across the biomedical research spectrum welcomed Monica Bertagnolli, MD, the new director of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The American College of Radiology® (ACR®) participated in the multi-coalition Capitol Hill event where multiple members of Congress spoke about the enduring significance of the research NIH conducts and supports.

Dr. Bertagnolli spoke of streamlining the path from lab to patient. She noted that NIH’s mission will not be complete until all are leading healthier, longer lives. Dr. Bertagnolli became director Nov. 9.

ACR sent a letter of support for Dr. Bertagnolli’s nomination to the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

For more information, contact Katie Grady, ACR Government Affairs Director.