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Friday, May 6, 2016

Dr. Collins Appoints PMI, ECHO Directors

Earlier this month, NIH Director Dr. Francis Collins announced the appointment of Eric Dishman as Director of the Precision Medicine Initiative (PMI) Cohort Program. Mr. Dishman, who will be stepping down from his role as Vice President and Fellow at Intel's Health & Life Sciences Group to move to NIH in June, will lead NIH's effort to build the PMI landmark longitudinal research study of one million or more U.S. volunteers. He brings not just a wealth of knowledge as a social scientist, researcher, and business leader, but also personal experience as a patient and patient advocate. For more details, you can read Dr. Collins' statement about the appointment and Mr. Dishman's interview with ScienceInsider where he discusses his motivation, vision, and the challenges he foresees. https://www.nih.gov/about-nih/who-we-are/nih-director/statements/selection-eric-dishman-director-precision-medicine-initiative-cohort-program

Dr. Collins this month also appointed Matthew Gillman, M.D., as Environmental Influences on Child Health Outcomes (ECHO) Program Director. ECHO is a seven-year NIH initiative to use large, existing study cohorts to conduct research on high-impact pediatric health outcomes. Please see Dr. Collins' statement for more information. https://www.nih.gov/about-nih/who-we-are/nih-director/statements/selection-dr-matthew-gillman-echo-program-director
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