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Douglas Lowy

The National Cancer Institute named Douglas Lowy its acting director, following the departure of Harold Varmus. Lowy has been NCI's deputy director since July 2010. A cancer researcher for 40 years, he received the National Medal of Technology and Innovation from President Obama last year for work that resulted in the development of the human papillomavirus vaccine. He is a member of the National Academy of Sciences and the Institute of Medicine of the NAS.