Francis Collins

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Francis Collins has served as the Director of the United States National Institutes of Health since August 17, 2009. Previously he led the Human Genome Project.

Education[edit | edit source]

  • B.S. in chemistry from the University of Virginia
  • Ph.D. in physical chemistry from Yale University
  • M.D. with honors from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Awards[edit | edit source]

  • Member of the Institute of Medicine
  • Member of National Academy of Sciences
  • 2007, Presidential Medal of Freedom
  • 2009, National Medal of Science
  • 2010, Co-recipient of the Albany Medical Center Prize in Medicine and Biomedical Research.

Talks and interviews[edit | edit source]

  • In November 2015 Dr Collins appeared on the Charlie Rose show and reiterated his view of the seriousness of ME/CFS and the need to increase investment in research.[1]

NIH Director's blog[edit | edit source]

Learn more[edit | edit source]

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References[edit | edit source]

National Academy of Medicine (NAM) - An American non-profit, non-governmental organization which provides expert advice to governmental agencies on issues relating to biomedical science, medicine and health. Formerly known as the Institute of Medicine (IOM).

National Institutes of Health (NIH) - A set of biomedical research institutes operated by the U.S. government, under the auspices of the Department of Health and Human Services.

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