Clinton Names New NCI Director

August 1, 1995
Oncology NEWS International, Oncology NEWS International Vol 4 No 8, Volume 4, Issue 8

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.

WASHINGTON--President Clinton has appointed Dr. Richard D. Klausneras director of the National Cancer Institute. Dr. Klausner hasserved as chief, Cell Biology and Metabolism Branch, NationalInstitute of Child Health and Human Development, since 1984. Heearned his undergraduate degree at Yale and his MD from Duke.

In a statement of congratulations from the American Society ofClinical Oncology, John H. Glick, MD, president, called Dr. Klausnera "distinguished molecular biologist . . . with an impressiverecord of scientific and administrative accomplishments at theNIH."

Dr. Harold E. Varmus, NIH director, said that Dr. Klausner "bringsto this important post an extraordinary record of scientific achievement,admirable personal qualities, and a firm commitment to advancingthe nation's health through vigorous and innovative science. Iam sure that Dr. Klausner will provide the leadership that NIH'slargest and most visible institute needs as it carries forwardthe fight against cancer.

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