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NIH 101: An Introduction to the National Institutes of Health

  • 122 Cannon House Office Building (map)

Thursday, March 14, 2019
Noon-1:00 p.m.
Room 122, Cannon House Office Building

Boxed lunches will be available for attendees

Dear Colleague: 

We want to draw your attention to an invitation you should have already received from the Coalition for the Life Sciences (CLS). On Thursday, March 14th at 12:00 noon,
CLS cordially invites you to attend a briefing entitled NIH 101: An Introduction to the National Institutes of Health in the Cannon House Office Building, Room 122. The distinguished speaker will be Keith Yamamoto, PhD, from the University of California, San Francisco. Dr. Yamamoto chairs the Coalition for the Life Sciences and serves as UCSF’s first vice chancellor for Science Policy and Strategy.

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) is the world’s leading supporter of fundamental discovery that extends healthy lives and reduces the burden of illness. Thanks to the Congressional investment, NIH-supported research has met some of our nation’s biggest
health challenges.

As the appropriations process begins in earnest, please join the Congressional Biomedical Research Caucus to hear from Dr. Yamamoto for a timely look at an overview of the NIH and how it sets research priorities and solicits input from the scientific community
and the public. Furthermore, he will discuss the peer review process and the types of grants funded by the agency. We hope you will join us for this important and timely briefing.
Please RSVP to Lynn Marquis at cls@coalitionforlifesciences.org.

The Congressional Biomedical Research Caucus provides a forum where Members and staff can interact directly with preeminent researchers responsible for important scientific discoveries. Many of the stunning advances, made possible by NIH funding, highlighted
in these presentations have led to improved understanding of the cause, treatment, and prevention of human disease.

If you would like to join the Biomedical Research Caucus, please contact Mia Mazer (Mia.Mazer@mail.house.gov) in Congresswoman Speier’s office or Drew Hatter (Drew.Hatter@mail.house.gov)
in Congressman Stivers’ office.

 

Sincerely,

Jackie Speier                 Steve Stivers                  Steve Cohen                  John Curtis

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