Former U.S. Rep. Renee Ellmers is the new regional director for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services in Atlanta. Ellmers lost a primary last year to U.S. Rep. George Holding, despite an endorsement from then-candidate Donald Trump.
National Institutes of Health Director Francis Collins opened a “precision medicine” conference at Duke University on Wednesday by briefing participants about an upcoming, long-term effort to gather health data from 1 million or more people.
Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson said that a “certain mindset” contributes to people living in poverty, pointing to habits and a “state of mind” that children take from their parents at a young age.
Montana congressional candidate Greg Gianforte was cited for misdemeanor assault by the Gallatin County Sheriff’s Office late Wednesday. Gianforte is accused of “body-slamming” reporter Ben Jacobs of The Guardian to the ground Wednesday.