Media Advisory

Monday, February 22, 2010

HHS Announces New Partnership Between the National Institutes of Health and the Food and Drug Administration



To announce a new collaboration between the National Institutes of Health and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on regulatory and translational science.


Speakers include HHS Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, NIH Director Francis S. Collins, M.D., Ph.D., and FDA Commissioner Margaret Hamburg, M.D.


Wednesday, February 24, 2010, 10 a.m. EST


Lipsett Amphitheater, Building 10, National Institutes of
Health, Bethesda, Maryland.

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