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Statement of Eleanor D. Lederer, MD, FASN, President, the American Society of Nephrology, on the Extension of NIH Director Francis S. Collins', MD, Ph.D., Tenure

The American Society of Nephrology (ASN) applauds the Trump Administration's decision to extend Francis S. Collins', MD, Ph.D, tenure as the Director of the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

President Trump Reappoints NIH Director Francis Collins Who Supports Embryonic Stem Cell Research

President Donald Trump has decided to appoint the director of the National Institutes of Health even though pro-life advocates called on Francis Collins to be replaced because of his support for embryonic stem cell research that involves the destruction of human life. Last month, 40 Republicans in the House of Representatives wrote president Trump urging […]

Dr. Francis Collins Touts Genomics at SMU Commencement

By Anne Dachel May 20, 2017, Southern Methodist University commencement speaker, Dr. Francis Collins, head of the National Institutes of Health Dr. Collins talked about the possibilities of human genome research and his directorship at the National Institutes of Health....

Francis Collins will stay on as head of NIH

2 weeks agoHealth : The Checkup

The director faces the Trump administration’s bid to slash his agency’s budget for fiscal 2018.

Trump says he's keeping Dr. Francis Collins as NIH director

President Donald Trump says he's keeping Dr. Francis Collins as director of the National Institutes of Health. Collins is a pioneer in the field of genetics who has directed the … Click to Continue »

'All Scientific Hands On Deck' To End The Opioid Crisis

By Nora Volkow (Director, NIDA) and Francis Collins (Director, NIH) In 2015, 2 million people had a prescription opioid use disorder and 591,000 suffered from a heroin use disorder; prescription drug misuse alone cost the nation $78.5 billion in health care, law enforcement, and lost productivity. Show More Summary

The Genius Who Helped Unlock the Human Genome Is Taking On the Opioid Crisis

Francis Collins, the gregarious 67-year-old who directs the National Institutes of Health, doesn't shy away from a challenge. Collins made a name for himself in the early 2000s when, as director of the Human Genome Project, he oversaw the completion of sequencing 3 billion genes. Show More Summary

We need a new NIH director: Column

2 months agoNews : USAToday: News

Francis Collins is most definitely not pro-life, nor in the same leadership class as Trump.        

The Genetic Evolution of Adam and Eve

On June 26, 2000, in Washington, D.C., in the East Room of the White House, "the language of God was revealed." That's the way Francis Collins describes his experience that day as he stood next to President Bill Clinton for the public announcement that the Human Genome Project had produced a first draft of the human genome. Show More Summary

The Vatican is ‘All Words, No Action’ on Addressing Child Sex Abuse

3 months agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

When Pope Francis named two victims of clergy sexual abuse to a new Vatican commission on the protection of minors in 2014, some observers took it as a sign that the pope was getting serious about the issue. But Marie Collins says there was still som… Read The post The Vatican is ‘All Words, No Action’ on Addressing Child Sex Abuse appeared first on Towleroad.

Ex-member corrects, challenges Vatican over sex abuse board

3 months agoReligion / Islam : On Faith

The clash between a former member of Pope Francis’ sex abuse advisory board and the Vatican is heating up, as prominent Irish abuse survivor Marie Collins challenged a top Vatican cardinal over his claims that his office had cooperated with the commission.

Abuse Survivor Quits Pope's Commission in Disgust

A leading member of a group advising Pope Francis on how to root out sex abuse in the Catholic Church quit in frustration on Wednesday, citing "shameful" resistance within the Vatican. The sudden departure of Marie Collins, an outspoken...Show More Summary

Survivor quits Pope's panel on sex abuse

Marie Collins quit the panel set up by Pope Francis to protect minors form sexual abuse in the Catholic Church, citing a culture of resistance at the Vatican. Seth Doane spoke to Collins and joins CBSN from Rome.

Key member quits pope's child sex abuse panel

Marie Collins has resigned from Pope Francis' committee to protect children from sexual abuse by priests. A survivor herself, Collins said she encountered a culture of resistance from the Vatican. Seth Doane reports.

Sex abuse survivor quits pope's commission to protect minors

In massive public blow to Pope Francis' 3-year-old commission, Marie Collins accuses senior Vatican officials of "stonewalling" and failing to protect kids

Survivor Quits Pope's Panel On Sex Abuse, Citing 'Shameful' Resistance

4 months agoNews : The Two-Way

Marie Collins, who was the only survivor of abuse active on the panel, said Pope Francis was sincere in establishing the panel — but that others in the Vatican have refused to cooperate.

Victim quits pope's abuse panel, slams 'shameful' Vatican

Marie Collins, an Irish survivor of clerical sex abuse, resigned Wednesday from Pope Francis's child protection panel, accusing senior Vatican officials of "shameful" blocking of reforms approved by the pontiff. Collins's departure and...Show More Summary

Abuse survivor quits pope's commission citing 'shameful' resistance

ROME (Reuters) - Irish abuse victim Marie Collins said on Wednesday she had left a commission advising Pope Francis on how to root out sexual abuse of children by clergy, in a major embarrassment to the Holy See.

NIH Director Francis Collins to stay in his post for now

5 months agoHealth : The Checkup

The longtime director has said he wants to stay on during a Trump administration.

Francis Collins receives FASEB Award

(Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology) The Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB) presents its 2017 Public Service Award to Francis S. Collins, M.D., Ph.D., for his outstanding accomplishments in the communication of science. Show More Summary

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