Posts Dated Archive: May 2010

Welcome new leadership at the National Cancer Institute; Fears of a budget cliff at the NIH

After months of whispers and rumors, finally, it was announced last week that Harold Varmus, MD will become NCI’s new director this summer. It’s the first time a former director of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) takes over an NIH institute. It’s a good thing. Dr. Varmus understands NIH,… Read More

Ending cervical cancer in North Carolina

Launch of Cervical Cancer-Free NC Initiative Yesterday, I had the pleasure of speaking at the launch of the Cervical Cancer-Free North Carolina Initiative. Governor Beverly Perdue was especially eloquent, and each speaker had an important story to tell and information to impart. Cervical cancer kills about 114 women in N.C…. Read More

Commencement: the journey continues

SPH Commencement Saturday at 1pm, those of us on the stage (including our fabulous faculty, student leaders, commencement speaker and others) looked out upon hundreds of beaming faces as family and friends watched expectantly for their very special graduate to enter elegant Memorial Hall. The procession of graduates signaled the… Read More