NIH deputy director leaving

Deputy Director Raynard Kington is leaving the National Institutes of Health (NIH) this summer after 10 years with the agency to take a position as president of Grinnell College in Iowa. Raynard KingtonImage: Wikimedia commons, NIH"I have a lump in my throat imagining Raynard leaving the NIH, where he has made so many outstanding and long-lasting contributions," Collins wrote in linkurl:a statement announcing Kington's resignation;http://www.nih.gov/about/director/02172010_statement_kington.ht

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Feb 17, 2010
Deputy Director Raynard Kington is leaving the National Institutes of Health (NIH) this summer after 10 years with the agency to take a position as president of Grinnell College in Iowa.
Raynard Kington
Image: Wikimedia commons,
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"I have a lump in my throat imagining Raynard leaving the NIH, where he has made so many outstanding and long-lasting contributions," Collins wrote in linkurl:a statement announcing Kington's resignation;http://www.nih.gov/about/director/02172010_statement_kington.htm yesterday. "Personally, I could not ask for a better Deputy Director, who has guided me on so many critical issues since last August. His counsel has been invaluable." Kingston is a PhD physician who served as the NIH's director of the Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research, acting director of the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, and the principal deputy director of the NIH. In addition, he took the role of acting director between Elias Zerhouni's resignation in October 2008...




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