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This Week in History

August 6, 2010

Ex-NIH Director Varmus ‘Re-Returns’ to Lead NCI

Varmus and Collins stand next to each other in front of a podium

Former NIH director Dr. Harold Varmus (1993-1999) returned to NIH for the second time in his career on July 12, when he became the 14th director of the National Cancer Institute. His first stint at NIH was service as a clinical associate for 2 years (1968-1970) at the National Institute of Arthritis and Metabolic Diseases.

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