January 2, 2021 —
Drs. Collins, Doudna, Lander, and Rotimi reflect on the advances made in the field of molecular genetics and genomics in recognition of the National Academy of Medicine’s 50th anniversary. New England Journal of Medicine. Online: January 2, 2021.
December 23, 2020 —
Dr. Collins shares that despite long hours which have impacted his work life balance, the COVID-19 pandemic demonstrated to him that scientists from different sectors collaborating towards a common goal can get things done quickly and effectively.
December 15, 2020 —
The Guardian’s Ian Sample examines the COVID-19 pandemic from the genetic sequencing of the virus to the treatments and vaccines available less than a year later and how the pandemic has changed science and global collaboration. The Guardian. Online: December 15, 2020.
December 12, 2020 —
Dr. Collins remarks on COVID-19 vaccine skepticism and hesitancy that is specific to faith communities and ways faith leaders can provide guidance. Washington Post. Online: December 12, 2020.
August 11, 2020 —
In a JAMA Viewpoint, Dr. Collins and Associate Director for Science Policy and Chief of Staff Dr. Carrie Wolinetz urge the scientific community to take concrete action to establish a Henrietta Lacks biospecimen consent policy that would require consent from research participants regardless of whether their biospecimens are identifiable. JAMA. Online: August 11, 2020.
August 7, 2020 —
In the JAMA Viewpoint article, Dr. Collins and NIDDK Director Dr. Griffin Rodgers outline the goals of the 2020-2030 Strategic Plan for NIH Nutrition Research and address advancing the science of precision nutrition. JAMA. Online: August 7, 2020.
August 7, 2020 —
In a profile piece, Dr. Collins shares when he knew he wanted to become a scientist and how he sees faith and scientific reason as natural complements. Wall Street Journal. Online: August 7, 2020.
August 5, 2020 —
Dr. Collins talks to CBS’ Jonathan LaPook about the launch of ACTIV-2 and ACTIV-3 inpatient and outpatient clinical trials to test effectiveness of monoclonal antibody treatment for COVID-19.
July 23, 2020 —
In an interview with STAT’s Matt Herper, Dr. Collins provides an update on upcoming large clinical trials for COVID-19 vaccines and treatments and NIH’s efforts to develop point-of-care testing. STAT: Online: July 23, 2020.