I was honored to receive the National Down Syndrome Society (NDSS) Impact Award for making a difference for people with Down syndrome. Here I am with NDSS president & CEO Sara Hart Weir (left) and the remarkable Charlotte Woodward (right). Charlotte recently graduated from George Mason University, Fairfax, VA. and is now a community outreach associate for NDSS. I met with them on July 24, 2018. Credit: NIH
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.