Raynard Kington

President, Grinnell College

Raynard S. Kington, M.D., Ph.D., began his tenure as the 13th President of Grinnell College in August, 2010. The former deputy director and acting director of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Kington has brought a fresh perspective to the academic world of liberal arts colleges. President Kington attended the University of Michigan where he received his B.S. with distinction and his M.D. He completed his M.B.A. with distinction and Ph.D. at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He was elected to membership in the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies of Science in 2006. Dr. Kington has served as an assistant professor of medicine at UCLA and as a senior scientist at the RAND Corporation. Prior to coming to NIH, he directed the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, one of the largest studies of the health of the population of the United States.