Mar 26, 2021
The novel coronavirus is not the first pandemic that Dr. Francis Collins has seen in his time as Director of the National Institutes of Health. HAving served under three presidents, Collins came into office in the middle of the H1N1 pandemic and was at the forefront of the agency's efforts during the ebola outbreak in Africa in the next decade. NIH’s research and clinical efforts for each of these pandemics have taught lessons for the agency during the COVID-19 crisis.
Recently, GovExec correspondent and frequent GovExec Daily guest Courtney Bublé interviewed Dr. Collins about a wide range of issues including the pandemic, structural racism in research and NIH workforce morale.