Volume 87 Issue 33 | p. 27 | Concentrates
Issue Date: August 17, 2009

Collins Is Official

Senate approves new NIH head
Department: Government & Policy
Keywords: Francis Collins, NIH, Obama

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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