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Associate Deputy Director for Integration Dr. Mary Ann Van Duyn Retires from NCI

Dr. Mary Ann Van Duyn

Dr. Mary Ann Van Duyn

We at the NCI Center to Reduce Cancer Health Disparities (CRCHD) want to congratulate Associate Deputy Director for Integration Dr. Mary Ann Van Duyn, who retired from the NCI at the end of 2021 after more than 20 years of exceptional leadership and service. Dr. Van Duyn started in NCI's Health Promotion Branch before spending more than 16 years with CRCHD.

During her time with CRCHD, Dr. Van Duyn expertly led the integration of the Center’s flagship initiatives, deftly directed communication and dissemination, and propelled the training navigation initiative forward. Her contributions have been pivotal to the growth and evolution of CRCHD-supported disparities research, diversity training, and community- and network-based programs. Dr. Van Duyn assisted CRCHD, NCI, the National Institutes of Health, and the nation in communicating the importance of enhancing the diversity of the cancer research workforce and reducing cancer disparities, so that the cancer research workforce may reflect our nation and so that we may level the uneven burden of cancer.

Dr. Van Duyn has been steadfast in her commitment and indefatigable in her service to this essential work. We wish our long-time friend and colleague a wonderful retirement. We are grateful for her, and we have been honored to work alongside her to reduce cancer disparities and support the next generation of underrepresented cancer and cancer health disparities researchers. She has embodied the very best of public service and what NCI strives to do for the health and well-being of all Americans. Dr. Van Duyn and her ongoing contributions will be deeply missed and not soon forgotten.

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