Dr. Kington will take over for Dr. Zerhouni as of October 31.
Raynard S. Kington, M.D., Ph.D., will become acting director of the NIH once Elias Zerhouni, M.D., resigns. Dr. Zerhouni decided about a month ago to leave the institute at the end of this month.
Dr. Kington previously served as NIH’s principal deputy director. He worked closely with the director on the overall leadership, policy direction, and coordination of NIH’s 27 institutes and centers. He has held various positions within the NIH and the CDC and was a senior scientist at Rand.