Bloomberg Law
Jan. 15, 2021, 9:11 PM

Francis Collins to Serve Under Third President as NIH Director

Jeannie Baumann
Jeannie Baumann

Francis S. Collins will stay on as NIH director under the Biden administration, making him one of the few biomedical agency directors to span three presidents.

“I’m pleased that President-Elect Biden has asked me to continue in my role as Director of the National Institutes of Health,” Collins said in a statement. “I am honored to continue to lead this great agency, especially at a time when NIH’s role in fighting this pandemic is so critical.”

The decision to keep Collins was largely expected as he’s well-respected among Democrats and Republicans and would be unlikely to abandon his post in ...

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