Dr. Francis Collins is a physician-geneticist and the director of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). In his role at NIH, he oversees the work of the largest supporter of biomedical research in the world. His landmark discoveries of disease genes and his leadership of the international Human Genome Project culminated in the completion of a finished sequence of the human DNA instruction book. Collins is the author of “The Language of God: A Scientist Presents Evidence for Belief.” He earned his Ph.D. from Yale University and his M.D. from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.
Los casos de coronavirus continúan aumentando a medida que la primera ronda de vacunas COVID llega a los estadounidenses. Este medicamento no solo ha traído una sensación de esperanza, sino también muchas preguntas. ¿Es realmente seguro después de un cronograma de desarrollo tan rápido? ¿Será realmente eficaz y durante cuánto tiempo? ¿Hay cuestiones éticas involucradas en la creación de las vacunas que los cristianos deberían conocer?
En su papel de director de los Institutos Nacionales de Salud, el Dr. Francis Collins supervisa al mayor promotor de la investigación biomédica en el mundo. También es un cristiano comprometido. En el podcast Today’s Conversation, escuchará al Dr. Collins y al presidente de NAE, Walter Kim, responder estas preguntas y más.
Walter Kim became the president of the National Association of Evangelicals in January 2020. He previously served as a pastor at Boston’s historic Park Street Church and at churches in Vancouver, Canada and Charlottesville, Virginia, as well as a campus chaplain at Yale University. He preaches, writes and engages in collaborative leadership to connect the Bible to the intellectual and cultural issues of the day. He regularly teaches in conferences and classrooms; addresses faith concerns with elected officials and public institutions; and provides theological and cultural commentary to leading news outlets. He serves on the boards of Christianity Today and World Relief and consults with a wide range of organizations. Kim received his Ph.D. from Harvard University in Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations, his M.Div. from Regent College in Vancouver, and his B.A. from Northwestern University.