Issue Date: August 17, 2009
Collins Is Official
The Senate confirmed on Aug. 7 President Barack Obama's pick to head the National Institutes of Health. Francis S. Collins will now head the nearly $30 billion-budget-per-year agency.
Nominated by President Obama in early July, Collins has a long history with NIH (C&EN, July 13, page 5). He was the director of the National Human Genome Research Institute and led the Human Genome Project.
"Dr. Collins is . . .
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