publication date: Dec. 5, 2014

David Chambers Appointed Deputy Director at NCI DCCPS


DAVID CHAMBERS was named deputy director for implementation science in the NCI Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences.

Chambers will provide national scientific leadership on numerous research projects between research discovery and program delivery in public health, clinical practice, and health policy. He will also be responsible for guiding some of NCI’s research dissemination tools such as Cancer Control P.L.A.N.E.T, Research to Reality, Cancer Trends Progress Report, and State Cancer Profiles.

Prior to joining DCCPS, Chambers spent 13 years at the National Institute of Mental Health, working to disseminate and implement research across the NIH.

Chambers received the NIMH Director’s Merit Award for Significant Achievement in 2009 and again in 2013; the Hubert H. Humphrey Award for Service to America in 2009; the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies DIS SIG Achievement Award for dedication to the science of dissemination and implementation in 2011; the NIH Director’s Award in 2013; and, most recently, the Team Science Award from the Association for Clinical and Translational Science in 2014.


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 … Continue reading 40-45 The Cancer Letter In Brief

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