Dr. Francis Collins testified before the U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP). The hearing focused on Prioritizing Cures: Science and Stewardship at the National Institutes of Health – you can view the videocast at this link. In addition to Dr. Collins, several NIH Institute Directors also attended to respond to questions, including our own director, Dr. Richard Hodes, and Drs. Ned Sharpless from the National Cancer Institute (NCI), Anthony Fauci from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), and Diana Bianchi from the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD).
You can read Dr. Collins’ testimony here: https://www.nih.gov/about-nih/who-we-are/nih-director/testimony-prioritizing-cures-science-stewardship-national-institutes-health.
If you view the hearing, you will see that Dr. Collins also made a brief statement about foreign influence on biomedical research; an official statement on this topic can be found here: https://www.nih.gov/about-nih/who-we-are/nih-director/statements/statement-protecting-integrity-us-biomedical-research.