NIH Director Nomination Advances to Senate Vote

Published October 30, 2023

By AACOM Government Relations

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  • The Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee confirmed 15-6 in a bipartisan vote the nomination of Dr. Monica Bertagnolli as director of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Chairman Bernie Sanders (I-VT) joined five Republicans in voting against Dr. Bertagnolli.
  • Dr. Bertagnolli is the current director of the National Cancer Institute and was an advocate of including rural communities in clinical studies as chair of the Alliance for Clinical Trials in Oncology.
  • A date for the full Senate vote has not been decided.