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Francis Collins

Francis Collins, director of the National Human Genome Research Institute, is the first recipient of the Inamori Ethics Prize from the Inamori International Center for Ethics and Excellence at Case Western Reserve University. The prize, which honors “outstanding international ethical leaders,” carries a $25,000 cash award. A ceremony recognizing Collins will be held in conjunction with an ethics and genetics symposium and lecture on Sept. 4.
Collins holds a bachelor's degree in chemistry from the University of Virginia, a PhD in physical chemistry from Yale University, and an MD from the University of North Carolina.