Taking the Helm

Francis Collins was sworn in yesterday as the 16th director of the National Institutes of Health. He then held an hour-long town hall meeting and talked about his plan for NIH. His top priority is funding and he will ask Congress to keep the NIH budget predictable and stable.

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