ScienceInsider reports that Raynard Kington, deputy director of the National Institutes of Health, is stepping down from his position in July and that he will become the president of Grinnell College in Iowa. Kington, having previously served as the director of the NIH’s behavioral sciences office, was named acting director of the NIH after Elias Zerhouni resigned in October 2008.

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