publication date: May. 5, 2017

In Brief

Stephen Gruber steps down as director at USC Norris

Stephen Gruber will step down as director of USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center effective June 30.

“I am very pleased to share the news that I am stepping down as director of the Norris,” Gruber said to The Cancer Letter. “We have enjoyed great success here over the past six years, and it’s time to pass the baton.

Simone’s maxims apply, and I agree with Joe that ‘fresh ideas, energy, and resources are needed for vital, creative organizations.’ I am extremely fortunate to have recruited Alan Wayne to the Norris early in my tenure, and Alan has agreed to serve as interim director after I step down.”

Wayne is the associate director for pediatric oncology, professor of pediatrics at the Keck School of Medicine of USC, the director of the Children’s Center for Cancer & Blood Diseases at CHLA, and the head of the Division of Hematology, Oncology and Blood & Marrow Transplantation in the Department of Pediatrics.

In addition to being the center director, Gruber is the H. Leslie and Elaine S. Hoffman Cancer Research Chair, professor of medicine, and professor of preventive medicine at USC.

The university will conduct a search for a new director.


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Previously, he served as vice president and general manager of U.S. Oncology at … Continue reading Stephen Gruber steps down as director at USC Norris

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