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Celebration of Science at NIH

Celebration of Science: Highlights

Forum celebrating the remarkable advances scientists are making to save, extend, and improve lives worldwide, focusing on the health, social, economic, and other benefits of science and for a renewed commitment to advancing biomedical research.


NIH Director Francis Collins discusses advances toward an HIV vaccine with Peter Kwong.

On Saturday, September 8, 2012, NIH hosted a day of compelling presentations and "live remotes" as part of a 3-day "Celebration of Science," in collaboration with FasterCures, the Milken Institute's Center for Accelerating Medical Solutions.  The NIH Day featured scientists, patients, and caregivers speaking on topics such as HIV/AIDS, precision medicine, protein folding, neuroscience, and rehabilitation medicine.  There also were discussions with policymakers and industry leaders on the health and economic benefits of biomedical research. Attendees included HHS leadership, NIH leadership, current and former elected officials, heads of government agencies, major philanthropists, leaders of academic research centers, patient advocacy groups, distinguished scientists, industry CEOs, and the media.


A Celebration of Science — AM Session

A Celebration of Science — PM Session

This page last reviewed on December 5, 2012

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