Senate Confirms Monica Bertagnolli as Director of the National Institutes of Health
Today the Senate confirmed Monica Bertagnolli, MD, as Director of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), two weeks after the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) committee approved her nomination. The vote was 62-36.
Dr. Bertagnolli had previously served as Director of the National Cancer Institute (NCI) before President Biden nominated her to lead the NIH. She will be the 17th NIH Director, and replaces Francis Collins, MD, PhD, who had served as Director from 2009 until stepping down in December of 2021. Lawrence A. Tabak, DDS, PhD has been serving as Interim Director since Dr. Collins left the NIH.