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Trump Administration Asks NIH Director Francis Collins To Stay On At Least Temporarily

Nature: NIH director Francis Collins staying on — for now
“On the eve of his inauguration, President-elect Donald Trump has decided to retain Francis Collins as director of the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) — at least temporarily. Collins has been ‘held over by the Trump administration,’ NIH spokesperson Renate Myles said in a 19 January statement…” (Reardon, 1/19).

ScienceInsider: Trump asks NIH Director Francis Collins to stay on
“…Collins, a geneticist who has headed the $32 billion NIH for the past eight years, has been campaigning to keep his job and met with Trump last week. … But although Collins had the support of key Republicans in Congress, he has been one of several candidates for the NIH post, including Representative Andy Harris (R–Md.)…” (Kaiser, 1/19).