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Biden taps cancer expert to lead National Institutes of Health

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The NIH has been without a permanent director since Dr. Francis Collins, a well-known geneticist, stepped down in December 2021.

WASHINGTON —  President Joe Biden on Monday nominated cancer specialist Dr. Monica Bertagnolli to become director of the National Institutes of Health.

Bertagnolli is a cancer surgeon and researcher who last fall became the first female head of the NIH’s National Cancer Institute. If confirmed by the Senate, she would become the second woman named permanent director of the NIH, one of the world’s leading biomedical research agencies.

“Dr. Bertagnolli has spent her career pioneering scientific discovery and pushing the…

2023-05-15 14:18:25

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