Today, the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) released the following statements after President Joe Biden announced his intent to nominate Dr. Monica Bertagnolli to be the 17th Director of the National Institutes of Health (NIH): 

Dr. Arati Prabhakar, Assistant to the President and Director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy:
“Dr. Monica Bertagnolli is exactly who we need at the helm at NIH as this Administration works to improve health outcomes for all Americans. Dr. Bertagnolli is an accomplished leader in the medical field and a physician-scientist who recognizes the power of research to transform health and deliver results for patients in every single community. Her experience leading the National Cancer Institute and her remarkable clinical oncology contributions also make clear how serious President Biden is about ending cancer as we know it. I’m looking forward to continuing to collaborate with Dr. Bertagnolli and NIH as we work to achieve our aspirations for robust health outcomes for Americans in every zip code.”
Dr. Danielle Carnival, Deputy Assistant to the President for the White House Cancer Moonshot and OSTP Deputy Director for Health Outcomes:
“Dr. Bertagnolli is an inspired choice to lead the National Institutes of Health. Her expertise in cancer research, clinical trials, and patient care has made her an effective leader at the National Cancer Institute, and a valuable partner on the President’s Cancer Moonshot. A national leader in the field of clinical oncology, Dr. Bertagnolli knows the importance of translating fundamental discoveries into advances that improve people’s lives. Throughout her career, Dr. Bertagnolli has shown a steadfast commitment to equitable access to excellent care, including by ensuring that everyone has the right and opportunity to participate in research. I am grateful for Dr. Bertagnolli’s leadership so far on our mission to end cancer as we know it, and I look forward to continuing our strong partnership with her at the helm of NIH.”


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