Former Speaker of the US House of Representatives Newt Gingrich has joined Pathway Genomics' strategic advisory board. As a legislator, Gingrich was involved in efforts to increase the National Institutes of Health's budget and to reform Medicare. He also put forth proposals to improve the US Food and Drug Administration's activities. He left Congress in 1999 and founded the Center for Health Transformation in 2003. He ran for president in 2012.