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The NIH Director

The NIH Director

Francis S. Collins, M.D., Ph.D., NIH Director

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Perspectives on NIH Science – Articles by Dr. Collins

NIH Director Dr. Francis Collins discusses the challenges of converting fundamental research into practical therapeutics at the TEDMED Conference 2012 External Web Site Policy .

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About the NIH Director

Francis S. Collins, M.D., Ph.D., was officially sworn in on Monday, August 17, 2009 as the 16th director of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Dr. Collins was nominated by President Barack Obama on July 8, and was unanimously confirmed by the U.S. Senate on August 7.

This page last reviewed on September 14, 2012

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