National Institute of General Medical Sciences Director Jeremy Berg is stepping down from his post to become associate senior vice chancellor for science strategy and planning in the health sciences at the University of Pittsburgh, according to a National Institutes of Health release. Upon Berg's departure from NIGMS at the end of June 2011, the agency will name an acting director should a search for a new director still be underway.

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