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Established by Congress in 1965, the National Endowment for the Arts is the independent federal agency whose funding and support gives Americans the opportunity to participate in the arts, exercise their imaginations, and develop their

The National Institutes of Health (NIH), a part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, is the nation’s medical research agency — making important discoveries that improve health and save lives.

As the nation’s cultural center, and a living memorial to President John F. Kennedy, we are a leader for the arts across America and around the world, reaching and connecting with artists, inspiring and educating communities. We welcome all to create, experience, learn about, and engage with the arts.

Renée Fleming is one of the most acclaimed singers of our time, performing on the stages of the world’s greatest opera houses and concert halls. Honored with four Grammy® awards and the US National Medal of Arts, Renée has

National Endowment for the Arts

Ann Meier Baker
Music & Opera Director

Sunil Iyengar
Research & Analysis Director

Patricia Moore Shaffer
Supervisory Program Analyst

Elizabeth Auclair
Public Affairs Specialist

National Institutes of Health

Francis Collins, MD, PhD
Former Director

Tom Cheever, PhD
Program Director

Emmeline Edwards, PhD
Director, Division of Extramural Research

Robert Finkelstein, PhD
Director, NINDS Division of Extramural Research


John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts

Deborah Rutter

Matthew Winer
Director of Special Programming and Comedy

Sarah Kramer
Manager, Programming


Renée Fleming