NIH Director Elias A. Zerhouni, M.D., announces plan to speed medical discovery

Wide-ranging NIH plan, developed in conjunction with experts from key fields of medical research, will significantly accelerate the pace of medical research. The plan will:

  • Change the way clinical research is conducted, speeding development of new tests and treatments.
  • Create a new style of scientific research teams.
  • Accelerate the understanding of how the human body works in sickness and in health.

National Press Club's First Amendment Room
13th Floor
529 14th Street, N.W.
Washington, D.C.

9:30 a.m., Tuesday, September 30, 2003

- Elias A. Zerhouni, M.D.; Director, National Institutes of Health
- Francis S. Collins, M.D., Ph.D.; Director, National Human Genome Research Institute
- Stephen I. Katz, M.D., Ph.D.; Director, National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases
- Lawrence A. Tabak, D.D.S., Ph.D.; Director, National Institute of Dental and Cranofacial Research


Contact: NIH Office of Communications
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