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Grinnell College President Raynard S. Kington

Raynard S. Kington, current Deputy Director of the National Institutes of Health becomes the 13th president of Grinnell College.

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Raynard S. Kington, M.D., M.B.A., Ph.D., the deputy director of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), is the 13th president of Grinnell College, a liberal arts college in Iowa. In 2006, Dr. Kingstoin was elected to the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences, where he currently serves as the chair of the Section on Administration of Health Services, Education and Research. He's also served as associate director of NIH for Behavioral and Social Sciences Research and acting director of the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism.

At the age of 16, Dr. Kington entered a combined undergraduate-medical school program at the University of Michigan that allowed him to earn his B.S. when he was 19 and his M.D. when he was just 21 years old. He subsequently completed his residency in Internal Medicine at Michael Reese Medical Center in Chicago.

Dr. Kingston is openly gay and the father of two.
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