Genomics Forum Blog

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Nomination of Francis Collins to lead NIH

We recently sent the following announcement to APHA to publish in the e-newsletter Inside Public Health. We will also forward this statement to the Government Relations Office to incorporate into their letter of support to Congress for the nomination. Are there specific ways in which you believe this nomination will support the goals of public health? We have been asked to forward bullet points in addition to the statement below, so please share these thoughts/comments.


Draft Statement from the Genomics Forum Regarding Nomination of Francis Collins to lead NIH

The Genomics Forum of the American Public Health Association commends the nomination of Francis Collins, M.D., Ph.D., as the new director of the National Institutes of Health

Like the members of the Genomics Forum, Dr. Collins also realizes the growing influence of genetics and genomics on everyday life in America. He works diligently to assure that this influence contributes meaningfully to the public health vision of health for all. Dr. Collins' record of support for the responsible integration of genetics and genomics into individual and community health marks and exciting moment for the future of NIH.


NIH Official Announcement


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