Style at NIH

The New York Times profiles NIH Director Francis Collins and describes him as a meeting in the middle of previous directors Harold Varmus and Elias Zerhouni, at least style-wise. Zerhouni drove a Mercedes sports car and wore fancy suits while Varmus rode a bicycle and khakis. "With his high-end motorcycle, Dr. Collins seems to be splitting the difference between his predecessors. But he is distinctly in Dr.

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