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UMR Applauds Nomination of Dr. Francis Collins as NIH Director

July 8, 2009

WASHINGTON, DC – United for Medical Research applauds President Obama’s nomination of Dr. Francis Collins as Director of the National Institutes of Health. The driving, visionary force behind the mapping of the human genome, Dr. Collins is the most fitting scientific leader to help move our nation into a new century of growth and opportunity in the life sciences.

This appointment is a key marker of our nation’s renewed focus on making biomedical science and innovation a priority, and an important way of ensuring we may live longer and healthier lives while building a stronger economy in the future. Under Dr. Collins’ leadership, and with steady funding commitments over the long term, we believe the National Institutes of Health will continue to set the world standard for life-changing scientific pursuit and breakthroughs in the years ahead.