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Author: Noel Lloyd

Date: December 16th, 2016

The Alliance for Aging Research authored a letter that was signed by 79 other patient and research nonprofit organizations, individual researchers, and companies urging President-elect Donald Trump to retain Dr. Francis Collins as the Director of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in his Administration. 

The letter endorsed sentiments in support of Director Collins that were expressed earlier this month by House and Energy Commerce Committee Chairman Fred Upton; Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee Chairman Lamar Alexander; Senate Labor-HHS Appropriations Subcommittee Chairman Roy Blunt; and House Labor-HHS Subcommittee Chairman Tom Cole.

Alliance for Aging Research President and CEO Sue Peschin states, “A true leader has a following. Dr. Collins is highly respected by the institutes and centers at the NIH, academic research centers across the nation and the world, patient advocacy organizations, industry, and political parties on both sides of the aisle. In a time when scientific breakthroughs are moving faster than ever, the NIH needs steady leadership. We are honored to present the letter to President-elect Trump, and we thank him for considering our views.”

Read the letter here.


A Tribute to a Great Scientist

Author: Dan Perry

Date: March 11th, 2008

FDA Needs More Funding to Fulfill Its Mission

Author: Cynthia Bens

Date: March 18th, 2008

Spending or Investing? -- The Silver Book & Innovation

Author: Lindsay Clarke

Date: March 26th, 2008

A Q & A with Prof. Pieter Kappetein from Medtronic

Author: Alliance Staff

Date: February 20th, 2018

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act: What Does It Mean for Older Adults?

Author: Noel Lloyd

Date: January 19th, 2018

HROTW: Learn about Age-Related Macular Degeneration in 60 Seconds

Author: Breanna Bishop

Date: December 20th, 2017

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