Francis Collins: manning the helm with optimism.

  title={Francis Collins: manning the helm with optimism.},
  author={Ruth Williams},
  journal={Circulation research},
  volume={107 12},
  • Ruth Williams
  • Published 10 December 2010
  • Medicine
  • Circulation research
Francis Sellers Collins, who was sworn in as the 16th Director of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) on Monday August 17, 2009, is well acquainted with big projects, big budgets, and big politics. He had previously served as director of the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) from 1993 to 2008, during which he oversaw the US publically financed arm of the Human Genome Project.1,–,4 Figure 1. Francis Collins. Collins was already a world-renowned geneticist and master… 

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