If you were paying attention to the appropriations process the last couple weeks, you probably thought things were looking up for the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The Senate seems to be committed to restoring...
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Washington, D.C., March 1, 2013 – The Ad Hoc Group for Medical...
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.