Dr. Francis Collins, National Institute of Health Director, jams with Rock Docs in Medelita lab coats at FasterCures Milken Meeting

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FasterCures, the Washington-based center of the Milken Institute, conducted the fourth annual Partnering for Cures meeting Nov. 28-30, 2012 in New York to advance the goal of bringing effective therapies to patients faster. Part of the meeting included an idea hatched by Mike Milken himself: “So many of these amazing doctors are musicians,” he told Musical Director Glen Roven, “I want you to put together a band of doctors.” Thus a live concert by the “Rock Docs” became a part of the meeting. Musical Director Glen Roven chose Medelita Lab Coats to outfit the 15 piece band of National Institute of Health leadership. This photo includes Rock Docs: Sally J Rockey, PhD – Director of Office of Extramural Research, NIH ; Dr. Francis S. Collins, NIH Director; Alan S. Wayne, MD - Head, Hematologic Diseases Section at National Cancer Institute; and John T. Burklow, Director, Office of Communications and Public Liaison, NIH.