Dr. Sanya A. Springfield Appointed Director of CRCHD
Dr. Sanya A. Springfield was recently appointed as the director of NCI's Center to Reduce Cancer Health Disparities (CRCHD). Dr. Springfield, who has served as acting director of CRCHD since the fall of 2005, will continue sustaining CRCHD's mission to lessen the burden of cancer on the most vulnerable populations. Her goals are to leverage resources through collaborations and partnerships, to generate cancer health disparities research at NCI, and to train first-generation cancer health disparities researchers.
Prior to joining CRCHD, Dr. Springfield served as chief of NCI's Comprehensive Minority Biomedical Branch where she led activities to increase the number of competitive minority researchers involved in cancer research, including the Continuing Umbrella of Research Experiences program.
If Memory Serves...
The NIH campus was erected in Bethesda, MD, on 45 acres of land that had been donated to the government by Mr. and Mrs. Luke Wilson. (Read more)
For more information about the birth of NCI, go to http://www. cancer.gov/aboutnci/ncia.
caBIG Annual Meeting Slated for February
The 2007 annual meeting of NCI's cancer Biomedical Informatics Grid (caBIG) will be held February 5-7 at the Marriott Wardman Park in Washington, DC. The meeting provides a forum for the exchange of the latest knowledge in the ongoing creation of a "World Wide Web of cancer research." The meeting will feature more than 100 scientific presentations, technology demonstrations, and interactive sessions on caBIG activities.
There is no charge for the conference, but participants should register on the meeting Web site, https://cabig.nci.nih.gov/2007caBIGconference, if they plan to attend.