Biden to nominate National Cancer Institute director for top NIH post

President Joe Biden plans to nominate NCI Director Monica M. Bertagnolli, MD, FACS, FASCO, to serve as director of the NIH, according to published reports.Bertagnolli — a surgical oncologist who took the helm of NCI in October — would fill the role vacated in December 2021 by longtime NIH Director Francis S. Collins, MD, PhD.“In her 7-month tenure as National Cancer Institute director, Dr. Bertagnolli quickly demonstrated her strategic and comprehensive approach to accelerating progress in cancer prevention, detection and treatment,” Karen E. Knudsen, MBA, PhD, CEO ofRead More