publication date: Feb. 26, 2016


Slamming the Door

Part V: Gilman’s Resignation

Gilman’s letter of resignation, dated May 8, 2012, concludes with a hard slam:

“The purpose of this letter is to indicate my intention to resign from CPRIT, effective (with your permission) on October 12, 2012. At that time I will have worked for CPRIT for over three years—I believe longer than originally anticipated.

“During that time we have launched strong programs because funding decisions have been based on high-level competitions, where the judges have been some of the best cancer researchers and physicians in the country—free of conflicts of interest and all coming from outside of Texas.

“It was exciting to launch this program, to design effective requests for applications, and to oversee the peer review process.

“The program is now essentially at a steady state.

“Research activities that are yielding exciting results should be continued, and new applications should continue to be received—but some programs will perhaps need to be constrained or curtailed because of the desire to fund competitive renewals and expand commercialization activities. I doubt it will be possible to launch new initiatives at this point.

“The job of Chief Scientific Officer has become routine. You no longer require a full-time person.

“Your most critical concern will … Continue reading 42-08 Slamming the Door Part V: Gilman’s Resignation

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