|Medical Research Advocates Urge Action to Avert Harm to Nation’s Health|
For immediate release
Washington, D.C., March 1, 2013 – The Ad
|Congressman Steve Stivers Becomes the Newest Co-Chair of the Congressional Biomedical Research Caucus|
Released: February 22, 2013
The Coalition for the Life Sciences, on behalf of the Congressional Biomedical Research Caucus, is pleased to announce Congressman Steve Stivers (R-OH) as the newest co-chair of the Caucus. He joins
On July 12, Dr. Harold Varmus assumed the Directorship of the National Cancer Institute (NCI). No stranger to the National Institutes of Health (NIH) campus, Varmus was the Director of the NIH from 1993 to 1999.
Varmus spent part of his first day outlining his priorities and the challenges facing the NCI before an auditorium full of NCI staffers. “Everything we do and everything that we say will be based on evidence,” Dr. Varmus said.
Among his priorities:
In his remarks, Varmus encouraged the NCI staff to have fun, even while researching such a challenging disease. Varmus reminded the audience, "We have to remember that the great achievements in science have almost always begun with an individual scientist having an unexpected idea."
To view an archived Webcast of Dr. Varmus' Town Hall, please go to http://videocast.nih.gov/PastEvents.asp.