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NHGRI: Charles Rotimi

Charles Rotimi has been selected as the next scientific director of the National Human Genome Research Institute. He will succeed Dan Kastner and begin his new appointment in early October. Rotimi is currently an NIH Distinguished Investigator, director of the trans-NIH Center for Research on Genomics and Global Health, and chief of the NHGRI Metabolic, Cardiovascular, and Inflammatory Disease Genomics branch. He holds a bachelor's degree in science from the University of Benin in Nigeria, a master's degree in healthcare administration from the University of Mississippi, and a PhD in epidemiology from the University of Alabama at Birmingham.