National Institutes of Health News Conference

Dr. Francis Collins, new director of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), spoke to reporters about a number of issues including… read more

Dr. Francis Collins, new director of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), spoke to reporters about a number of issues including the mission of the NIH, translating medical research into better care, and the relationship between drug companies and the government. He also said he would press Congress for more stable funding of the agency, which had a budget of $30.9 billion. Additionally, he addressed concerns about his faith as an evangelical Christian, saying that he would approach the new position as a scientist. close

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Program ID:
288431-1
Category:
News Conference
Format:
News Conference
Location:
Bethesda, Maryland, United States
First Aired:
Aug 17, 2009
Last Aired:
Aug 18, 2009

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  • Aug 17, 2009 | 7:38pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Aug 18, 2009 | 12:06am EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Aug 18, 2009 | 4:29am EDT | C-SPAN 1
  • Aug 18, 2009 | 9:03am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Aug 18, 2009 | 3:05pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
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