publication date: May. 9, 2014

In Brief
David Cole Named President of MUSC


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DAVID COLE was named president of The Medical University of South Carolina and its affiliated medical centers.

Cole is an oncology surgeon and researcher at Hollings Cancer Center. He also currently serves as president of MUSC Physicians and as chairman of the Department of Surgery.

Former President Raymond Greenberg stepped down in August 2013 to become executive vice chancellor for health affairs of the University of Texas Health System.

In 1994, Cole became an assistant professor in the MUSC College of Medicine and since then he has served in a variety of faculty and leadership positions at MUSC, earning tenure in 2001.

Cole earned his medical degree from Cornell University Medical College in Maryland and completed his residency training in general surgery at Emory University. He then completed a surgical oncology fellowship at NIH and NCI’s Surgery Branch.

PETER BACH’s account of his wife’s death from breast cancer—“The Day I Started Lying to Ruth”—was published in New York Magazine May 6.

Bach is a pulmonologist and director of the Center for Health Policy and Outcomes at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.

MD ANDERSON CANCER CENTER honored 16 junior faculty members with the first R. Lee Clark Fellow awards. The award was established to recognize outstanding work by junior faculty members.

The program is named in honor of MD Anderson’s first full-time director and president, who served from 1946 to 1978. The awards are being given to three groups of MD Anderson faculty members: those with a clinical focus, those with … Continue reading 40-19 The Cancer Letter In Brief

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