August 11, 2020 —
In a JAMA Viewpoint, Dr. Collins and Associate Director for Science Policy and Chief of Staff Dr. Carrie Wolinetz urge the scientific community to take concrete action to establish a Henrietta Lacks biospecimen consent policy that would require consent from research participants regardless of whether their biospecimens are identifiable. JAMA. Online: August 11, 2020.
August 7, 2020 —
In a profile piece, Dr. Collins shares when he knew he wanted to become a scientist and how he sees faith and scientific reason as natural complements. Wall Street Journal. Online: August 7, 2020.
August 5, 2020 —
Dr. Collins talks to CBS’ Jonathan LaPook about the launch of ACTIV-2 and ACTIV-3 inpatient and outpatient clinical trials to test effectiveness of monoclonal antibody treatment for COVID-19.
July 23, 2020 —
In an interview with STAT’s Matt Herper, Dr. Collins provides an update on upcoming large clinical trials for COVID-19 vaccines and treatments and NIH’s efforts to develop point-of-care testing. STAT: Online: July 23, 2020.
July 23, 2020 —
The Rapid Acceleration of Diagnostics (RADx) initiative aims to increase significantly the number, quality and type of daily tests for COVID-19, and help reduce inequities for underserved populations that have been disproportionally affected by the disease. New England Journal of Medicine. Online: July 22, 2020.
June 11, 2020 —
The editorial explains how this action bolsters NIH’s efforts to foster a culture whereby sexual harassment and other inappropriate behaviors are not tolerated in the research and training environment.
June 4, 2020 —
Dr. Collins describes the status of clinical trials for vaccine candidates and offers reassurance that rigorous safety and effectiveness standards will be maintained. CNN: Online: June 4, 2020.
May 18, 2020 —
The paper details the goals of the ACTIV partnership’s four working groups, which together aim to establish a collaborative framework to prioritize therapeutic and vaccine candidates and streamline human clinical trials. JAMA: Online: May 18, 2020.