NIH director to stay put

Jan. 20, 2017
Francis Collins, MD, PhD, will remain as the director of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) under the Trump Administration. However, it is unclear if Dr. Collins will remain in the position permanently. About 50 Obama appointees will remain under the Trump Administration to maintain continuity until President-elect Trump’s nominees are confirmed. Dr. Collins is a is a physician-geneticist and has served as the director of the NIH since 2009. He has garnered bipartisan support in Congress.