Improving America's Health

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'Fireside Chat' with NIH Director Collins, Sen. Coons


Heart disease, cancer, diabetes, opioid addiction … what progress is being made in fighting these killers, and how can we accelerate the discovery of new life-saving treatments?


Dr. Francis Collins, director of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) — the biggest funder of biomedical research in the world  — and U.S. Sen. Chris Coons from Delaware will be at the University of Delaware on Friday, March 1, in Mitchell Hall, for a "fireside chat" about these important topics. UD President Dennis N. Assanis will moderate the discussion.


Seating is limited, and advance registration is required at this website: Please submit questions for the speakers via the registration page.


The event also will be live-streamed at the UDLive website:




Friday, March 1, 2019 at 11:15am to 12:30pm

Mitchell Hall
Mitchell Hall, University of Delaware, Newark, DE 19716, USA

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Faculty & Staff, Research Office, Academics, Grad Students & Postdocs



Research Office



Attendance is free, but advance registration required at

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Eileen Pothier

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