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NIH Director to Speak at Northwestern

Dr. Francis Collins will offer his thoughts and reflections on new scientific frontiers

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April 9, 2010 | by Marla Paul

CHICAGO --- Francis Collins, director of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), will give a lecture at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 24, at Northwestern University in the Thorne Auditorium, 375 E. Chicago Ave., on the Chicago campus.

Collins will speak to faculty, graduate students and postdoctoral fellows about his vision for the NIH and his thoughts and reflections on new scientific frontiers. He has expressed his desire for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows to attend the lecture.

The lecture is being hosted by Northwestern, University of Illinois at Chicago and  University of Chicago.

"We are pleased to co-host Francis Collins in Chicago," said J. Larry Jameson, M.D., vice-president for medical affairs and Lewis Landsberg Dean of Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. "Francis is an exemplary scientist, a visionary leader, a spectacular communicator and a tireless advocate for research. We look forward to the opportunity to hear his vision for new scientific frontiers."