publication date: Jul. 11, 2014

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In Brief Three Named to Leadership Posts at St. Jude; Mitchell Weiss Appointed Chair of Hematology

ST. JUDE CHILDREN’S RESEARCH HOSPITAL announced the appointment of three physician-scientists to leadership positions.

Mitchell Weiss was named chair of the St. Jude Department of Hematology. He was recruited to the institution from the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine and the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, where he was professor of pediatrics and held an endowed chair.

J. Paul Taylor, who joined the St. Jude Department of Developmental Neurobiology in 2008, was appointed chair of the new St. Jude Department of Cell and Molecular Biology. He will also hold the Edward F. Barry Endowed Chair in Cell and Molecular Biology.

Kim Nichols was selected to launch the new Division of Hereditary Cancer Predisposition in the St. Jude Department of Oncology. She currently directs the CHOP Pediatric Hereditary Cancer Predisposition Program. She is also an associate professor of pediatrics at the UPenn Perelman School of Medicine.

WILLIAM HOGAN joined the University of Florida College of Medicine’s department of health outcomes and policy and will serve as director of biomedical informatics at UF’s Clinical and Translational Science Institute.

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