Varmus Portrait Unveiled at FNIH Ceremony
A portrait of Dr. Harold Varmus was unveiled Apr. 26 in recognition of his service as director of the National Cancer Institute from 2010 to 2015. It joins a gallery of former NCI directors displayed on the 11th floor of Bldg. 31. The collection dates back to the first NCI director; portraits of all 14 former directors mark the leadership of cancer research efforts in the United States. Artist Jon Friedman, who has painted Varmus several times, including his NIH director portrait in Bldg. 1, was on hand for the ceremony at the Cloister. The portrait was commissioned by the Foundation for the National Institutes of Health, which also hosted the event.