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Write new director of NIH Francis Collins


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New Director of NIH Francis Collins
videos, priorities of NIH

From Facebook WPI: Please write Dr. Francis Collins of the NIH and ask him to fund important biomedical research into Neuroimmune Disease Research.
These are his introductory congressional hearings. Also write the committee members and your senators in US to fund XMRV/MECFS research.

There's video or written testimony


The Subcommittee on Health held a hearing entitled NIH in the 21st Century: The Director's Perspective on Tuesday, June 15, 2010, in room 2322 Rayburn House Office Building. The hearing examined the National Institutes of Healths research activities and priorities.

I watched this other introductory hearing: http://videocast.nih.gov/Summary.asp?File=15869

MECFS seems to fit right into his interests. He mentions Autism as a priority in both.

rare and neglected diseases
he was head of human genome project
drugs directed at gene mutations: Iressa drug for lung liver cancer depends EGFR gene mutation
pancreatic cancer need solution
TRND rare and neglected diseases
stem cells
finding pathogens in developing world
innovative new research areas


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KDP: Put this contact info for Dr. Collins of NIH elsewhere but here again. Thanks!

Dr Francis S Collins M.D., Ph.D. NIH Director francis.collins@nih.gov

Collins, Francis OD Employee: francis.collins@nih.gov 301-496-2433

Legal Name: Dr Francis S Collins Preferred Name: Dr Francis Collins E-mail: francis.collins@nih.gov Location: Building 1 - Shannon Building, 126
1 Center Dr
Bethesda, MD Mail Stop: Phone: 301-496-2433 Fax: IC: OD (Office of the Director) Organization: OFC DIR (HNA) Classification: Employee
Francis S. Collins, M.D., Ph.D.
NIH Director


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Secretary Kathleen Sebelius - DHHS (or shortened to HHS): Kathleen.Sebelius@hhs.gov http://www.dhhs.gov/

Remember that DHHS is the "owner" of NIH, CDC, and the following Subordinate Organizations:
Administration for Children and Families
Administration on Aging
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services
Food and Drug Administration
Health Resources and Services Administration
Indian Health Service
National Institutes of Health
Program Support Center
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

Secretary Kathleen Sebelius - DHHS: Kathleen.Sebelius@hhs.gov

Last name Sebelius First name Kathleen
Organization HHS/OS/IOS
Job title Secretary HHS Room 120F
Duty station Washington District of Columbia
Mail stop 200 Independence Ave. SW.
Internet e-mail Kathleen.Sebelius@hhs.gov
Immediate Office of the Secretary
Acronym list......: HHS/OS/IOS
Phone................: 202-690-7000
Postal address.: 200 Independence Ave. S.W. Washington, D.C. 20201
Web site............: www.hhs.gov


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Hopefully his background in genetics will make retroviruses of interest to him.

Yes. He's interested in genetic difference that effect medications.. so would think would be interested in research to see why some can control xmrv, or variations in patient genetics with mecfs.

interested in through-put technologies, where they are running multiple computer assays. We are the perfect testing learning ground for advancing knowledge in science, which applies to treatment. all his interests.