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Francis Collins, Who Guided N.I.H. Through Covid-19 Crisis, Is Exiting

posted on October 6, 2021

Noah Weiland and Gina Kolata of The New York Times report that Dr. Francis Collins is stepping down as the director of the National Institute of Health. Collins is a nondenominational evangelical Christian and has relied on his faith throughout his tenure. Of his faith, he said, “It does guide me a bit in terms of how I approach a challenge in bioethics. But I find I usually come down in the same place on an ethical dilemma as people who are agnostics or even atheists.” He has also used his Christian faith as an outreach tool to conservative Christian communities who have been hesitant about receiving the Covid-19 vaccine.

Read at The New York Times