BETHESDA, MdJ. Paul Van Nevel ended a 26-year career at the
National Cancer Institute on Dec. 31, when he retired as associate
director for cancer communications. He immediately began a new career
as a communications consultant, with NCI as a client.
NCI director Richard D. Klausner, MD, praised Mr. Van Nevel at the
National Cancer Advisory Board meeting and thanked him for his
contributions to the Institute. Dr. Klausner noted that Mr. Van Nevel
would help us negotiate the transition to the post-Paul Van
Nevel era at NCI.
Mr. Van Nevel joined NCI as deputy director of communications in
1973, following 5 years in media relations at Johns Hopkins. He was
named head of NCIs communications office in 1974. Nelvis
Castro, chief of NCIs health promotion branch, will serve as
acting associate director for cancer communications.