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Lawrence Tabak Tapped to Serve as Interim NIH Head
The glycoprotein researcher and longtime principal deputy director of the National Institutes of Health will take over from Francis Collins on December 20.
Lawrence Tabak Tapped to Serve as Interim NIH Head
Lawrence Tabak Tapped to Serve as Interim NIH Head

The glycoprotein researcher and longtime principal deputy director of the National Institutes of Health will take over from Francis Collins on December 20.

The glycoprotein researcher and longtime principal deputy director of the National Institutes of Health will take over from Francis Collins on December 20.

Francis Collins
NIH Director Francis Collins receiving his first dose of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine on December 2020.
Francis Collins to Retire as NIH Director by Year’s End
Christie Wilcox | Oct 5, 2021
Collins has announced his intent to step down after leading the National Institutes of Health for more than 12 years.
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NIH Vows to Do Better in Countering Sexual Harassment
Shawna Williams | Feb 28, 2019
The agency gives an accounting of grantees and staffers penalized for their behavior last year.
Francis Collins Pranked by Sacha Baron Cohen
Ashley Yeager | Aug 24, 2018
Duped into an interview with the comedian, the NIH director caught on to the joke and seized it as a teaching opportunity.
NIH Plans to Enroll 1 Million People for Health Database
Catherine Offord | May 3, 2018
The agency says it has taken various steps to ensure the privacy of participants’ data. 
NIH’s New Rules Governing Human Research Go Into Effect
Jim Daley | Jan 25, 2018
More than 3,500 scientists had signed an open letter to NIH Director Francis Collins opposing the rules change.
NIH Leaders Appeal to Congress for Funding
Aggie Mika | May 17, 2017
Directors of several institutes testified against proposed 2018 budget cuts.    
Trump Meets with HHS, NIH Brass
Bob Grant | Apr 5, 2017
President Donald Trump, HHS Secretary Tom Price, and NIH Director Francis Collins discussed the opioid crisis and retaining young researchers in the biomedical research enterprise, among other things, according to a White House official.