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 NIH."
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.