Fran­cis Collins gets a re­prieve, held over as NIH chief un­der Trump — for now

To­day was sup­posed to be Fran­cis Collins’ last day as head of the NIH. In­stead, he’s stay­ing on, “held over” as the in­com­ing Trump ad­min­is­tra­tion makes up its mind on how it wants to man­age the na­tion’s in­vest­ment in new ther­a­peu­tic re­search.

“We can con­firm that Dr. Collins has been held over by the Trump ad­min­is­tra­tion,” a spokesper­son told End­points News via email. “We have no ad­di­tion­al de­tails at this time.  Any ques­tions should be di­rect­ed to the Trump tran­si­tion team.”

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