June 12, 2018 —
Dr. Collins, NIDA Director Dr. Volkow, and NINDS Director Dr. Koroshetz co-author a JAMA Viewpoint article on research efforts to improve treatments for opioid misuse and addiction, and enhance strategies for pain management. JAMA. Online: June 12, 2018.
May 3, 2018 —
Profiled by STAT, Dr. Collins is interviewed about how he chose science for his career, what he sees as promising areas of research and the challenges science faces. Specifically, he talks about how gene-editing may lead to cures for rare diseases, how NIH is working with industry to make data accessible, and why it is important the public understand science. STAT. Online: May 3, 2018.
May 1, 2018 —
In an article about the nationwide launch of the All of Us Research Program, Dr. Collins explains how this ambitious 1-million-person study will transform medical care. He discusses moving health care from a one-size-fits all model to individualized care, and the need for many participants from diverse backgrounds to accomplish this goal. Associated Press. Online: May 1, 2018.
March 23, 2018 —
In a paper published by Neuron, a panel of experts from the June 2017 Sound Health Workshop shared research recommendations to accelerate the study of music’s effects on the brain. Neuron. Online: March 23, 2018.
March 14, 2018 —
Dr. Collins answers questions about what NIH is doing to address the opioid crisis. He talks about factors that led to the over-prescription of opioids, how pain and pain management is being considered, and NIH research looking at alternatives to opioids, solutions to and prevention methods for addiction. WebMD. March 14, 2018.
February 28, 2018 —
Dr. Collins answers questions from Mark Neuenschwander and Al Erisman on a number of topics including peer review, the opioid crisis, joining the NIH and leading the Human Genome Project, wellness research, and privacy issues related to precision medicine. Ethix. February 28, 2018.
January 16, 2018 —
Dr. Collins sits down with Washington Post’s Paige Winfield Cunningham to discuss enrolling 1 million diverse participants in the All of Us Research Program. Other topics covered in the conversation include the opioid crisis, and the NIH budget. Washington Post. January 16, 2018.
December 28, 2017 —
In an interview with the Associated Press, Dr. Collins discusses milestones in the gene therapy field and its potential to treat genetic diseases. Washington Post. December 28, 2017.
December 19, 2017 —
As part of a partnership with the Kennedy Center and opera singer Renée Fleming, NIH is exploring research opportunities to improve our understanding of how music can improve health. San Francisco Chronicle. December 22, 2017.