publication date: May. 1, 2015

Margaret Kripke to Step Down As CPRIT Chief Scientific Officer 


MARGARET KRIPKE is leaving her position as chief scientific officer at the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas.

In a statement, Kripke said she had met her goals at the institute:

“I came to CPRIT nearly two-and-a-half years ago to see if I could help reconstitute the research peer review committees and restart the research grants program,” she wrote.

“I also wanted to make sure that CPRIT’s investments in cancer research were strategically directed to some underfunded areas where there was opportunity for progress, such as prevention, early detection, and childhood cancers.

“I’m pleased to say that CPRIT is now flourishing, the research program is making rapid progress, priority areas for research have been established, and so I feel that I have accomplished what I set out to do.

“It seems like a good time for me to allow someone else to take on the responsibilities of being CPRIT’s chief scientific officer. I’ll do whatever I can to make sure there is a smooth transition and expect to remain a strong supporter of CPRIT and its mission.”

Kripke, 71, will retire as soon as the agency can find a successor, no later than Aug. 31.

“CPRIT is now hitting its stride due in large part to Dr. Kripke’s leadership of the academic research program,” CPRIT CEO Wayne Roberts said to The Cancer Letter. “The one person I … Continue reading 41-17 Margaret Kripke to Step Down As CPRIT Chief Scientific Officer

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