National Institutes of Health Director Elias Zerhouni will resign from his position at the end of October "to pursue writing projects and explore other professional opportunities." Raynard Kington, deputy director of NIH, will likely serve as acting director until a new administration names his successor. Zerhouni was appointed to the directorship of NIH in 2002 by President George W. Bush.
 

 

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