U.S. Senator Harry Reid Visits NIH
Senate majority leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) visited NIH on June 17, 2013, and met with Clinical Center Director John Gallin (left) and NIH Director Francis Collins (right) and others to tour the Clinical Center (model shown) and to learn about recent advances in NIH science. A few days later, he extolled the virtues of NIH in a 15-minute address to fellow Senators. “It would be impossible to count the lives that NIH innovation has already saved,” he said, “and researchers are not close to realizing the limits of modern medicine.