NIH Foundation gets new boss

Dr. Scott Campbell has been named as the new executive director and CEO of the Board of Directors of the Foundation for the National Institutes of Health. Campbell was the national vice president of research programs at the American Diabetes Association.

The foundation is a nonprofit created by Congress to support the mission of the National Institutes of Health and its 27 institutes: improving health through scientific discovery in the search for cures and extending healthy life. 

“We are delighted Dr. Campbell will be at the helm of the foundation and, given his experience and background in biomedical, programmatic and donor development, are confident in his ability to take the organization to the next level,” Foundation Chairman Charles Sanders said in statement.

Campbell replaces Amy Porter, who resigned in February to become the executive director and CEO of the National Osteoporosis Foundation.