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NIH Nomination on Hold for This Year

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Science  28 Apr 2000:
Vol. 288, Issue 5466, pp. 587
DOI: 10.1126/science.288.5466.587a

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Four months after Harold Varmus resigned as director of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the agency has learned that it will have to go without a permanent chief for at least the rest of this year and probably for part of 2001. Deputy NIH director Ruth Kirschstein, a veteran research manager and former head of the National Institute of General Medical Sciences, who took charge of NIH in January, will continue as acting chief.