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Dr. Francis Collins

Dr. Francis Collins

Director of the National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Francis S. Collins, M.D., Ph.D. is the Director of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). In that role he oversees the work of the largest supporter of biomedical research in the world, spanning the spectrum from basic to clinical research. Dr. Collins is a physician-geneticist noted for his landmark discoveries of disease genes and his leadership of the international Human Genome Project, which culminated in April 2003 with the completion of a finished sequence of the human DNA instruction book. He served as director of the National Human Genome Research Institute at the NIH from 1993-2008.
Francis S. Collins, M.D., Ph.D. is the Director of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). In that role he oversees the work of the largest supporter of biomedical research in the world, spanning the spectrum from basic to clinical research. Dr. Collins is a physician-geneticist noted for his landmark discoveries of disease genes and his leadership of the international Human Genome Project, which culminated in April 2003 with the completion of a finished sequence of the human DNA instruction book. He served as director of the National Human Genome Research Institute at the NIH from 1993-2008.
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It's Time to End the 'Manel' Tradition of All-Male Speaking Panels

"It is not enough to give lip service to equality; leaders must demonstrate their commitment through their actions," says Dr. Francis Collins, director of the National Institutes of Health.

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Possible Explanation for Why Some People Get More Colds

NIH-funded researchers have uncovered some new clues.

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How Sleep Resets the Brain

The next time someone tells you to “sleep on it,” that’s probably good advice.

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It’s Not Your Imagination: Social Media Is Making Us Lonelier

A new NIH-funded study suggests that Facebook and other apps make many feel left out and alone.

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Expanding the Reach of Precision Medicine

A bold blueprint for building a national research cohort.

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President’s Visit to NIH Highlights Research on Ebola

How scientists are pulling together to tackle this urgent threat.

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Creative Minds: Tackling Chemotherapy Resistance

One young winner of the NIH director's award sets out to untangle a medical mystery.

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Cool Videos: Rapping for Research

The NIH Common Fund puts on the moves for scientific breakthroughs.

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Imagine If Thousands of Medical Researchers Could Have a Quick Conversation

NIH's PubMed Commons is catalyzing scientist-to-scientist interactions.

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NIH’s Formula for Innovation: People + Ideas + Time

Institutes pilot longer grant cycles for sustained medical research funding.

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At NIH, Biomedical Research Is Enough to Make You Break Into Song

The Common Fund celebrates 10 years of transformative science.

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How Big Data Can Improve Your Health

NIH helps researchers mine clinical records for genetic links to diseases.

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Creative Minds: Making Sense of Stress and the Brain

Our ‘fight or flight’ impulse can do lasting damage.

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Creative Minds: Can Microbes Influence Mental Health?

Gut bacteria could be affecting your thought process.

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Scientists Find Possible Cause of Bipolar Disorder

NIH-funded genomic advances help unravel the mysteries of bipolar disorder.

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Genome Exhibit Opens at Smithsonian

New exhibition celebrates the 10th anniversary of the completion of the Human Genome Project.

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Yes, It’s True: There’s Fungus Among Us

NIH-funded research reveals our bodies are covered in fungus.

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NIH Finds Sleep Gene Linked to Migraines

NIH-funded researchers track down hereditary connection to migraines.