Senate HELP Committee Advances NIH Director Nominee
On October 25th, the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee advanced the nomination of Dr. Monica Bertagnolli to serve as Director of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) by a vote of 15-6.
Dr. Bertagnolli currently serves as the Director of the National Cancer Institute. Her nomination will now be referred to the full chamber for a confirmation vote on the Senate floor.
The NIH has been led by Acting Director Dr. Lawrence Tabak since the departure of Dr. Francis Collins in December 2021.