Francis S. Collins to Step Down After 12 Years as Director of NIH

NIH Director Fr. Francis Collins testify before a Senate Appropriations Subcommittee looking into the budget estimates for National Institute of Health (NIH) and the state of medical research on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., May 26, 2021. Sarah Silbiger/Pool via REUTERS

Francis S. Collins, M.D., PhD. is resigning as director of the National Institutes of Health.

Collins was originally appointed to the role in 2009 by former President Barack Obama. He has served over the last 12 years and is the longest serving presidentially appointed director in NIH history.

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SOURCE: Christian Headlines, Amanda Casanova

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