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Francis Collins 6-7-22

Francis Collins, 83, of Saltillo, passed away on Tuesday, June 7. She was born in Saltillo, on March 10, 1939, the daughter of the late W.T. and Thelma Bivens Fonville. On August 13, 1960, Mrs. Collins was united in marriage to Robin Allen Collins, who preceded her in death on November 29, 2018.
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NIH Director Francis Collins is Leaving With a Warning for Some Politicians

Before he stepped down on Dec. 19, Dr. Francis Collins was the longest-serving director of the National Institutes of Health since presidents began to appoint them. Installed by President Obama in 2009, he served under three administrations and during his tenure the budget of the NIH, the leading funder of research related to the health of Americans, grew from $30 billion to $43 billion. He is that rare bureaucrat who is also a career scientist; he was instrumental in decoding the genome and will continue to work at the National Human Genome Research Institute lab at the NIH, which has already had some success in the search for genetically-informed solutions to such health issues as cystic fibrosis , type 2 diabetes and progeria . He is also that rare scientist who is a devout Christian; he describes DNA as the ‘language of God.’
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Next chapter: Ex-NIH head Francis Collins works to bridge the country's divides

After two years helping lead America's fight against COVID-19, Dr. Francis Collins is diagnosing a different kind of public health crisis. FRANCIS COLLINS: The culture wars are literally killing people - because we've lost that sense of what our greatest calling is, which is the truth, goodness and beauty - those three transcendentals that are supposed to characterize us - all three of which seem to be frayed.

‘Great potential harm to international harmony’: When COVID broke, key scientists believed virus could have leaked from Wuhan lab, but Anthony Fauci and Francis Collins suppressed debate

This article or excerpt is included in the GLP’s daily curated selection of ideologically diverse news, opinion and analysis of biotechnology innovation. It is posted under Fair Use guidelines. Early in the pandemic, multiple scientists urged NIAID Director Anthony Fauci and NIH Director Francis Collins to seriously consider the...

Francis Collins: Reflections on being the NIH Director

For over 12 years, spanning three administrations, Dr. Francis Collins has served as the director of the National Institutes of Health. During that time, he and the NIH launched ambitious programs to spur research in diverse topic areas, with important successes. He has also confronted issues facing science and scientists. Dr. Collins recently stepped down as director. Before his departure, he had a conversation with John Pham, reflecting on his time leading the NIH and sharing his perspectives and his hopes for the NIH and the scientific community moving forward.

Dr. Francis Collins: I 'never imagined' so many people would be skeptical of vaccine

Outgoing National Institutes of Health Director Francis Collins told PBS on Monday he was shocked by how many Americans are skeptical of the coronavirus vaccine. Asked by "NewsHour" anchor Judy Woodruff what he wished he could have pursued more during his tenure at NIH, Collins said he should have invested more in studying human behavior. He suggested it may have given him a better understanding as to why so many people are hesitant about getting the shots.