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NIH Director Francis Collins Planning Career Change To Music?

NHGRI Director, Francis Collins, M.D., Ph.D., answers questions during the 2016 National DNA Day Reddit "Ask Me Anything" (AMA) Series.

This is so ridiculous, you have to see it to believe it.

NIH Director Dr. Francis Collins, sings “Somewhere Past The Pandemic.”

While the NIH Director has not officially said he would be making any career shifts to music, he is due to step down 12/19/2021.

Who knows? Music may be in his near future.

Real Clear Politics reports, he calls himself “an amateur musician”


As an amateur musician, I like taking a familiar song, rewriting the lyrics to meet the occasion, and then sharing that with other researchers, and the broader community. In this case, I wanted to encourage people to feel optimistic about a return to normal life after COVID-19.

Some reactions to the county music star in the making:

Well, at least the director got in his last “hoorah” in a pitiful attempt to spread propaganda and got in a potential jumpstart to an even more pitiful music career in the process, we’ll be keeping our eyes out for it.


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