Harold Varmus | Macaulay Honors College
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Harold Varmus

Macaulay Honors College
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Dr. Harold Varmus, M.D., is a co-recipient of the Nobel Prize for studies of the genetic basis of cancer. He became Director of the National Cancer Institute in 2010, after ten years as President of Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center and six years as Director of the National Institutes of Health. He is a member of the U.S. National Academy of Sciences and the Institute of Medicine and is involved in several initiatives to promote science and health in developing countries.

The author of over 350 scientific papers and five books, including a recent memoir titled The Art and Politics of Science, he was a co-chair of President Obama’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology, was a co-founder and Chairman of the Board of the Public Library of Science, and chaired the Scientific Board of the Gates Foundation Grand Challenges in Global Health.

Professor Harold Varmus with students and Dean Pearl
Professor Harold Varmus with students and Dean Pearl