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National Institutes of Health: Francis Collins

Francis Collins is stepping down as director of the National Institutes of Health at the end of this year. He is the longest-serving presidentially appointed NIH director, serving in this role since August 2009. Before that, he was the director of the National Human Genome Research Institute from 1993 to 2008, where he led the international Human Genome Project. During his tenure as NIH director, he launched the All of Us Research Program, worked with then-Vice President Biden to launch the Cancer Moonshot Initiative, and was involved in establishing numerous other programs and initiatives. Collins will continue to lead his research laboratory at NHGRI, which focuses on type 2 diabetes and new genetic therapies for Hutchinson-Gilford Progeria syndrome.

To read more about Collins' departure, click here.