New Head for CPRIT

Margaret Kripke is to be the new head of Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas, reports the Nature News Blog. Kripke, who formerly served as the executive vice president and chief academic officer of the University of Texas' MD Anderson Cancer Center, will replace Al Gilman. Gilman resigned earlier this year, citing issues with the institute's peer-review process.

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