Senate Confirms Leaders for NEH and NIH

August 10, 2009

The Senate last week confirmed President Obama's nominees -- both popular with academics -- for two agencies that are key for supporting research: Francis Collins, a geneticist who led the Human Genome Project, will now lead the National Institutes of Health and James A. Leach, a former member of Congress, will now serve as chair of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

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