|John E. Niederhuber
to Be Officially Sworn In as 13th Director of the National
|| John E. Niederhuber, M.D., will be sworn
in as the Director of the National Cancer Institute (NCI)
on Wednesday, October 18, 2006, at 11 a.m. EDT. Niederhuber
will be the 13th Director of the NCI in its nearly 70 year
To view a Webcast of the swearing-in, either live or via
archive, go to http://videocast.nih.gov/.
||The Honorable Michael O. Leavitt: Secretary,
Dept. of Health and Human Services. Remarks and administration
of the oath
Elias A. Zerhouni, M.D.: Director, National
Institutes of Health. Welcome
John E. Niederhuber, M.D.: NCIís 13th Director.
Phillip Sharp, M.D.: MIT Center for Cancer
Research. An extramural perspective on cancer research
||11:00 a.m. — 12:00 p.m. EDT,
Wednesday, October 18, 2006
Please arrive at 10:45 a.m. for registration. A reception
will take place
immediately following the ceremony in the Visitor's Information
Center (Lower Level) of Building 10.
||Building 10, Masur Auditorium, National
Institutes of Health campus
For directions, maps and security information, please go
||Due to security, reporters
must register by October 17, 2006 for the swearing-in and
bring a picture I.D. to the event. Please contact the NCI
Media Relations Branch at (301) 496-6641 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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http://www.cancer.gov or call NCI's Cancer Information Service at 1-800-4-CANCER
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