This week, National Institutes of Health Director Francis Collins named Judith Greenberg acting director of the National Institute of General Medical Sciences. Greenberg will take the helm at NIGMS early next month as current Director Jeremy Berg departs the agency, though "the search continues for permanent director," the NIH says in a statement.

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