What a thrill it was to return to New Haven to deliver the keynote address at Inspiring Yale on April 11, 2018. Here I am in Evans Hall with former FDA commissioner Margaret Hamburg (middle) and Yale professor Melinda Pettigrew (right). Courtesy of @YaleSPH
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.