Monica Bertagnolli (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, Pool)
President Biden nominates NCI director Monica Bertagnolli to lead NIH
President Joe Biden announced Monday that he intends to nominate Monica Bertagnolli, who’s currently leading the National Cancer Institute, as the head of the National Institutes of Health.
If confirmed by the Senate, Bertagnolli would be the second woman to serve as NIH director since Bernadine Healy in the early 1990s under President George H.W. Bush. Bertagnolli is a surgical oncologist, cancer researcher, and physician-leader who previously taught at Harvard Medical School, was recently diagnosed with breast cancer, and is the first woman to serve as NCI director.
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