The U.S. Senate confirmed Monica M. Bertagnolli MD, FACS FASCO as the director of NIH today.
Bertagnolli — a surgical oncologist and past president of ASCO — has served as director of the NCI since October, becoming the first woman to serve in that position.
The Senate voted 62-336 to confirm her appointment as the 17th Director at the NIH.
“Dr. Bertagnolli’s experience in all aspects of medical research, clinical care and commitment to advancing science, as well as her own experience as a patient, make her the ideal leader for NIH and we know that she will accomplish remarkable