WASHINGTON--President Clinton has appointed Dr. Richard D. Klausner
as director of the National Cancer Institute. Dr. Klausner has
served as chief, Cell Biology and Metabolism Branch, National
Institute of Child Health and Human Development, since 1984. He
earned his undergraduate degree at Yale and his MD from Duke.
In a statement of congratulations from the American Society of
Clinical Oncology, John H. Glick, MD, president, called Dr. Klausner
a "distinguished molecular biologist . . . with an impressive
record of scientific and administrative accomplishments at the
Dr. Harold E. Varmus, NIH director, said that Dr. Klausner "brings
to this important post an extraordinary record of scientific achievement,
admirable personal qualities, and a firm commitment to advancing
the nation's health through vigorous and innovative science. I
am sure that Dr. Klausner will provide the leadership that NIH's
largest and most visible institute needs as it carries forward
the fight against cancer.