publication date: May. 27, 2016

Slamming the Door – Part XIII

Chair of CPRIT Oversight Committee:

“Better to Get Them All Out of the Way Now” 

 

By Paul Goldberg

What were Texas politicians and CPRIT officials thinking as they were pounded by blistering letters of resignation?

Condemnation seemed to be rolling off their backs as they marched toward what they thought was their great triumph.

Jimmy Mansour, chairman of CPRIT’s oversight committee, mistakenly hit Reply All, sending an especially contemptuous email to a scientist who was announcing his resignation from CPRIT. In the email that came into public view because of his sloppiness, Mansour, a telecommunications entrepreneur, belittles scientists and the peer review process.

The email is also remarkable because it illustrates the reluctance on the part of CPRIT officials to recognize that the institute that distributes $300 million a year in state funds is, in fact, in the midst of a crisis.

Here is what Mansour had to say about the resignations:

 

From: Jimmy Mansour

To: aaaaaaaaaaaa , Bill Gimson

CC: Joseph Bailes

Subject: RE: Resignation from CPRIT Basic Science Cancer Research Committee-3A (BCRC-3A) 

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