Thank you, Congressman Steve Womack. What a wonderful hour it was joining the teachers and students at Bentonville (AR) High School for a science symposium on April 3, 2018. I enjoyed the hospitality and the lively conversation, which took us from the challenges of antibiotic resistance to the ethics of gene editing. Courtesy of @Bville_Schools
Appointed the 16th Director of NIH by President Barack Obama and confirmed by the Senate. He was sworn in on August 17, 2009. On June 6, 2017. President Donald Trump announced his selection of Dr. Collins to continue to serve as the NIH Director.