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NIH Director Steps Down

The National Institutes of Health’s Director, Dr. Elias A. Zerhouni, will step down from the agency at the end of October 2008.  Dr. Zerhouni has served as the NIH Director since May 2002.  New NIH initiatives established during his tenure include:

  • NIH Roadmap
  • Pathway to Independence Awards
  • NIH Public Access Policy

In his departure memo, Dr. Zerhouni stated that he would pursue other opportunities including writing.  To read the full memo: http://www.nih.gov/about/director/zerhouni_departure.htm

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