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    “In Celebration of Mentors” – Read NIH Director Francis Collins’ Recent Blog Post

    Date: June 19, 2013

    The National Institutes of Health (NIH) Director Francis Collins posted an essay on his blog highlighting the importance of mentors and focusing specifically on his mentor, Dr. Henry Neil Kirkman, Jr., who passed away earlier this month. Dr. Collins' essay concluded, "I was saddened to hear of Dr. Kirkman’s passing a few days ago. I will miss him, and I will always be grateful that I had a chance to tell him what a profound impact he had on me. Do you have mentors that have given you gifts of inspiration and encouragement? I hope so. And if you do, and if you have never told them how much that meant, this would be a great day to write a note." Read the full blog post on the NIH website.