Media Advisory

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Join NIH and the Milken Institute/FasterCures in A Celebration of Science: NIH Day Event


The National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Milken Institute/FasterCures host A Celebration of Science with panels about the NIH impact on health and the economy and short talks by national leaders in government, industry, university research, and patients.


NIH Director Francis S. Collins, M.D., Ph.D., Milken Institute Chairman Michael Milken, congressional members, researchers, patients, and caregivers will share their personal and scientific insights on the power of biomedical research.


Saturday, September 8, 2012, 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. ET


Natcher Auditorium on the NIH Campus, 9000 Rockville Pike, Bethesda, MD. NIH Visitor’s Map:


RSVP required. Please provide your name, organization, and contact details to NIH News Media Branch, NIH OCPL or 301-496-5787. Instructions and a complete agenda will be provided upon RSVP.

A Celebration of Science: NIH Day Event is jointly sponsored by the National Institutes of Health and the Milken Institute and is part of a three-day Milken Institute Celebration of Science Event: Please contact Cecilia Arradaza of FasterCures for more information about the larger Milken Institute event:

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