2021 | News

NIH Director Francis S. Collins will step down by year’s end

Plus: Five Montgomery County billionaires on new Forbes list; Girl plans fundraiser for women’s education, equal rights

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NIH Director Francis S. Collins will step down by year’s end

National Institutes of Health Director Francis S. Collins, who headed the government’s effort to map the entire human genetic code and two decades later became one of the most recognizable leaders in the battle against the coronavirus pandemic, announced Tuesday he will leave his post by the end of this year. [Washington Post]

Five Montgomery County billionaires on new Forbes list

Five billionaires from Montgomery County are on the latest Forbes 400 list of the richest people in the U.S.

They are: Mitchell Rales of Potomac, Ted Lerner of Chevy Chase and family, David Rubenstein of Bethesda, Dan Snyder of Potomac and Bernard Saul II of Chevy Chase. [Patch]

Girl plans fundraiser for women’s education, equal rights

A 10-year-old Montgomery County girl is planning a fundraiser to promote education about equal rights for women in Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Tajikistan.

The fundraiser is called Pennies for Peace. [Fox 5]

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