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Barrett Joins NCI

Dr. J. Carl Barrett recently joined the National Cancer Institute as scientific director of the Division of Basic Sciences. He comes to NCI from the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences in Research Triangle Park, N.C. He started his career at NIEHS in 1977, became chief of the Laboratory of Molecular Carcinogenesis in 1987, and served as the scientific director of NIEHS since 1995. Barrett is a world-renowned scientist and will continue his research on cancer progression and the relationship between aging and cancer as chief of the Laboratory of Biosystems and Cancer in DBS. He has published over 385 research papers and review articles in leading scientific journals and books. He is editor-in-chief of Molecular Carcinogenesis, associate editor for Cancer Research, and serves on the editorial boards of a number of other journals.

Schimpff To Chair CC Board of Governors

Dr. Stephen C. Schimpff, chief executive officer of the University of Maryland Medical Center and executive vice president of the University of Maryland Medical System, has been named chair of the board of governors of the Clinical Center. A member of the board and its executive committee since their inception 4 years ago, and currently chair of the finance working group, he will be installed as board chair in July. Schimpff was a clinical associate in the Baltimore Cancer Research Center of the National Cancer Institute from 1969 to 1972. He was a guest worker at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases from 1972 to 1973. He remained with NCI as a senior investigator until 1982, when the University of Maryland Cancer Center was created; he was named director of the center when it opened.

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