National Institutes of Health.Francis Collins This article is about the geneticist. For the Pennsylvania Congressman, see Francis Dolan Collins.
Francis S. Collins (born April 14, 1950), M.D., Ph.D. , MD, PhD, was confirmed on August 7 by the US Senate to be the Director of the National Institutes of Health (NIH "Not invented here." See digispeak.
NIH - The United States National Institutes of Health. ). DR. Collins, a physician-geneticist noted for his landmark discoveries of disease and leadership of the Human Genome Project, served as Director of the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI NHGRI National Human Genome Research Institute ), at the NIH from 1993 to 2008. He has been elected to the Institute of Medicine and the National Academy of Sciences and was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom Medal of Freedom
highest award given a U.S. citizen; established 1963. [Am. Hist.: Misc.]
See : Prize in 2007.
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