Volume 87 Issue 5 | pp. 24-26
Issue Date: February 2, 2009

New Leader Takes Over At NIEHS

Toxicologist Linda Birnbaum charts course for NIH institute
Department: Government & Policy

AS THE NEW ADMINISTRATION settles in, agencies across the federal government are undergoing transitions. But for one leadership change that took place two days before President Barack Obama took the oath of office, the timing was coincidental.

Linda S. Birnbaum, the new director of the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), officially assumed her post on Jan. 18 and now oversees an institute with a $730 million annual budget. Located in Research . . .

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