Milken Institute Associates Breakfast (By invitation only)Tuesday, May 1, 2012
6:30 AM - 7:45 AM
Members of the Milken Institute Associates are invited to a private breakfast with Dr. Francis Collins, director of the National Institutes of Health. With a budget of $30 billion, the NIH is the world's largest source of funding for medical research — and a major driver behind some of the most exciting developments in science today. A renowned physician-geneticist, Dr. Collins defied expectations by completing the international Human Genome Project ahead of schedule and under budget, delivering the finished sequence of the human DNA instruction book in April 2003. This session promises a fascinating look at the frontiers of medicine with one of America's most brilliant researchers — who also happens to be one of the most engaging communicators in science.