publication date: Oct. 27, 2017

Dmitrovsky named president of Leidos Biomedical and director of Frederick Lab

By Paul Goldberg

Ethan Dmitrovsky was appointed president Leidos Biomedical Research, Inc. and Laboratory director of the Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research.

Dmitrovsky will succeed the current president, David Heimbrook, who will retire.

FNLCR is operated by Leidos Biomedical under an operations and technical support contract from NCI worth up to $400 million-a-year.

In Frederick, Dmitrovsky will lead a team of 2,200 scientists, health professionals, and supporting staff members basic, translational, and clinical science with a focus on cancer, AIDS, and infectious diseases.

“It is a privilege to serve the Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research and give back to the National Institutes of Health, where my career began as a physician-scientist,” Dmitrovsky said to The Cancer Letter.

Dmitrovsky is the former provost and executive vice president of MD Anderson Cancer Center. He was brought in to MD Anderson by the institution’s former president Ronald DePinho, who resigned last March (The Cancer Letter, March 9).

Dmitrovsky remained in his administrative positions at MD Anderson through last June, when the cancer center simplified its power structure, eliminating the three executive vice president positions.

At that time, he was moved to on MD Anderson’s Cancer Center Support Grant and returned to his scientific work (The Cancer Letter, June 30).

Dmitrovsky most recently served as the Olga Keith and Harry Carothers Wiess Distinguished University Chair and American Cancer Society Professor at MD Anderson.

Prior to moving to MD Anderson, Dmitrovsky served as a professor and chair of the Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology at the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth.

Heimbrook served as President of Leidos Biomedical Research and Laboratory Director of FNLCR for the past six years. He was involved in establishing the … Continue reading Dmitrovsky named president of Leidos Biomedical and director of Frederick Lab

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