publication date: Nov. 26, 2014

Linda Weiss, director of NCI Office of Cancer Centers, to Retire in March 2015

LINDA WEISS said she intends to retire from her job as director of the NCI Office of Cancer Centers.

Weiss’s retirement was announced in an email from NCI Director Harold Varmus Nov. 25.

The text of the email follows:

Dear Colleagues, 

I’m writing to let you know that Linda Weiss, Ph.D., Director, Office of Cancer Centers, NCI, recently announced her plans to retire in March 2015, after 13 years leading the NCI Cancer Centers program. I’m sure you’ll agree that the cancer centers have benefitted greatly from her outstanding management during those years.

In planning for the future of the NCI Office of Cancer Centers, we will be conducting a national search for Linda’s successor. You will likely see a position announcement in leading journals in the coming weeks and months.

On behalf of her many admirers in the cancer research community, I’d like to thank Linda for her many years of exceptional stewardship of NCI’s cancer centers program, a remarkable and enduring enterprise that has enhanced its stature under her guidance.

Best regards,

Harold Varmus

Director, NCI

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