Dr. Francis S. Collins, co-discoverer of the CF
Dr. Collins, director of the National Human Genome Research Institute, is best known for his leadership of the Human Genome Project . He will receive the prestigious award for his revolutionary work in biomedical research.
In 1989, with support from the CF Foundation, Dr. Collins succeeded in identifying the defective CF gene and its
President Bush will honor Dr. Collins and other recipients of the award at a White House ceremony on Monday, November 5.