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Remembering Melvin Laird

Former Congressman Melvin R. Laird passed away November 16, 2016 at the age of 94. He represented Wisconsin’s 7th District in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1953 to 1969, where he was a champion for NIH-supported science and recognized for appropriations leading to the establishment of the first national cancer centers at research institutions, including the McArdle Laboratory for Cancer Research.

Read the statement by by Francis S. Collins, M.D., Ph.D., Director, National Institutes of Health.

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