Former science and health reporter for The Scientist and The Times-Picayune. Evans holds a master's degree in journalism from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a BA in English and a BS in biology from Penn State. | Contact: JenniferE@kff.org
Over more than half a century of working on health legislation, Edward Kennedy scored many victories, missed some opportunities and never realized his dream of universal health care.
Physician-geneticist Francis Collins led the Human Genome Project, and now, as director of the National Institutes of Health, his mission is to improve the nation's health system, starting with individual patients.
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