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APLU Statement on President Biden Nominating Monica Bertagnolli for NIH Director

Washington, DC –Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) President Mark Becker today released the following statement on President Biden nominating Monica Bertagnolli for Director of the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

“We are very pleased that President Biden has nominated Monica Bertagnolli to serve as Director of the National Institutes of Health. Dr. Bertagnolli is a gifted surgeon and trailblazing research leader whose personal and professional experience positions her to lead NIH at a critical time. Collaborating with public research universities and others, NIH plays an instrumental role in driving discoveries that prevent disease, improve quality of life, and save lives. We call on the Senate to quickly confirm Dr. Bertagnolli and look forward to working with her as she works to enhance the world’s leading biomedical research agency.”

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