Raynard Kington has become acting director of the National Institutes of Health, following the departure of Elias Zerhouni on Oct. 31. Kington has taken over the post until a new director is appointed after the US presidential elections. He has served as Zerhouni’s deputy since 2003. Prior to that, he was associate director of NIH for behavioral and social sciences research.
The Arizona Technology Council has appointed Michael Berens and MaryAnn Guerra of the Translational Genomics Research Institute to its board of directors. Berens, who was appointed chairman emeritus of the board, is the director of the cancer and cell biology division at TGen. Guerra is TGen’s chief business officer.