The NIH Director
NIH Director Dr. Francis Collins and his research collaborators share what they’ve learned about how basic cell biology can be translated to the clinic. Journal of Cell Biology, Vol. 199, October 1, 2012.
NIH Director Dr. Francis Collins and NIDDK Director Dr. Griffin Rodgers address the importance of research in developing practical and effective strategies to reverse the Nation's obesity epidemic. JAMA. 2012; 308(11):1095-1096. Read More
Mobile devices have the potential to become powerful medical tools A commentary from NIH Director Francis Collins on mobile health technology and how it can benefit both patients and researchers. Scientific American, July 2012 Online Issue, June 24, 2012. Read More
NIH Director Dr. Francis Collins and Dr. Mahendra S. Rao, director for the new NIH Intramural Center for Regenerative Medicine, discuss the role the new center will play for the future of stem cell research. Stem Cells Translational Medicine, Vol. 1, January 2012. Read More
NIH Director Dr. Collins on innovation in Federal leadership. Washington
Post Federal Coach, October 19, 2011.
NIH Director Dr. Francis Collins and three fellow NIH experts discuss the effects of household stoves. Read their commentary on one of the leading causes of indoor air pollution that affects nearly half the world's population. Science, Vol. 334, October 14, 2011. Read More
Dr. Francis Collins discusses the potential benefit of clinical trials to medical research aimed at improving human health. NIH Medline Plus the Magazine, Summer 2011.
Dr. Francis Collins discusses the need to apply scientific innovation to global health research. Huffington Post, June 15, 2011
The study of the more than 6,000 known rare diseases not only can improve understanding of those disorders, but may also shed new light on hundreds of more common diseases. Dr. Francis Collins discusses the increasing promise of genetics research for the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of both rare and common diseases. NIH Medline Plus the Magazine, Spring 2011. Read More
Dr. Francis Collins discusses a variety of topics including whole genome sequencing, NIH’s efforts in global health research, and the Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA). Yale Journal of Medicine and Law, Vol. VII, Issue 2, Spring, 2011 Read More
The use of mobile technologies for health research and healthcare delivery is rapidly expanding. Dr. Francis Collins discusses the impact of these cell phone technologies on global health and how NIH is trying to bring medical information to the public. NIH Medline Plus the Magazine, Winter 2011. Read More
Dr. Francis Collins, Director of NIH, discusses translational medicine and NIH efforts to ‘de-risk’ drug development. Nature Reviews Drug Discovery, Vol. 10, Issue 14, January 2011. Read More
NIH Director Francis Collins explains why the NIH is launching
a bid to help some doctoral students dramatically reduce the
time required to start an independent career.
Nature, Vol.467, 7 October 2010. Read More
Read the article on the future of personalized medicine in the New England Journal of Medicine by Director Francis S. Collins, M.D., Ph.D. and FDA Commissioner Margaret A. Hamburg, M.D. July 22, 2010 (10.1056/NEJMp1006304) Read More
By NIH Director Francis S. Collins, M.D., Ph.D., and AHRQ Director Carolyn Clancy, M.D, Sci Transl Med, June 23, 2010.
Using Science to Improve the Nation's Health System: NIH's Commitment to Comparative Effectiveness Research
Read the commentary in the Journal of the American Medical Association on comparative effectiveness research (CER) and NIH’s leadership role by NIH Director Francis Collins and Dr. Michael Lauer. JAMA. 2010;303(21):2182-2183. Read More
Information about the Notice of Proposed Rule Making appears in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) commentary by NIH Director Francis Collins and Dr. Sally Rockey. JAMA. 2010;303(23). Read More
The mission of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) is science in pursuit
of fundamental knowledge about the nature and behavior of living
systems and the application of that knowledge to extend healthy
life and to reduce the burdens of illness and disability.