President Biden in a White House press statement announced his intention to nominate Monica Bertagnolli, MD, as director of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Dr. Bertagnolli currently serves as the director of the National Cancer Institute (NCI), one of the 27 institutes and centers of the NIH.
The American College of Radiology® (ACR®) has worked with Dr. Bertagnolli during her tenure as NCI director. She is directly involved with radiology and imaging tools, as they are necessary and highly utilized in NCI research. ACR will continue to encourage imaging as a priority in Dr. Bertagnolli’s potential role as NIH director.
The NIH director position is subject to U.S. Senate confirmation. The Senate has not announced when it will move the nomination forward.
For more information, contact Katie Grady, ACR Government Affairs Director.