Signing Ceremony and Reception To Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the U.S.-Japan Cooperative Medical Sciences Program
Notice to the Press
Office of the Spokesperson
January 8, 2016
The U.S. Department of State and the National Institutes of Health (NIH) will host a reception to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the U.S.-Japan Cooperative Medical Sciences Program, on Monday, January 11, 2016, from 6:30-8:00 p.m. The event will be held at the National Academy of Sciences at its historic building in Washington, D.C.
Dr. Diane Griffin, Vice President of the National Academy of Sciences, and Professor at Johns Hopkins School of Public Health, and U.S. Co-Chair of the U.S.-Japan Cooperative Medical Sciences Program, will serve as the Master of Ceremonies. Confirmed speakers include the following officials:
- Dr. John P. Holdren, Assistant to the President of the United States for Science and Technology, Director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, and Co-Chair of the President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST)
- Ms. Fusae Ota, Parliamentary Vice-Minister of Health, Labor and Welfare, Japan
- Ms. Anne Hall, Acting Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary in the Bureau of Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs, U.S. Department of State
- Dr. Ralph J. Cicerone, President of the National Academy of Sciences
- Dr. Victor J. Dzau, President of the National Academy of Medicine
- Dr. Anthony S. Fauci, Director, U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, U.S. National Institutes of Health
Following remarks, there will be a signing ceremony for the NIH-Japan Agency for Medical Research and Development (AMED) Memorandum of Cooperation with NIH Director Dr. Francis S. Collins and AMED President Dr. Makoto Suematsu as the signing officials.
This event will be open to the press.
Pre-set for video: 5:30 p.m. at the National Academy of Sciences Building located at 2101 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, D.C. 20418.
Final access for writers and still photographers: 6:00 p.m. at 2101 Constitution Avenue entrance.
Media representatives may attend this event upon presentation of one of the following: (1) A U.S. Government-issued identification card (Department of State, White House, Congress, Department of Defense or Foreign Press Center), (2) a media-issued photo identification card, or (3) a letter from their employer on letterhead verifying their employment as a journalist, accompanied by an official photo identification card (driver's license, passport).
For further information, please contact GHD@state.gov.
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