National Institutes of Health.
Francis Collins, MD, PhD, was confirmed on August 7 by the US
Senate to be the Director of the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
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), 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 in 2007.