President Obama named Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) Superfund Research Program (SRP) grantee, David Christiani, M.D., to the National Cancer Advisory Board (NCAB) in December. The NCAB advises and assists the director of the National Cancer Institute (NCI) about the national cancer program. By law, the NCAB must review and approve grants before they can be awarded by the NCI.
Christiani is the Elkan Blout Professor of Environmental Genetics at HSPH, a position he has held since 2009. He co-leads two HSPH SRP projects on the epidemiology of developmental windows, metal mixtures, and neurodevelopment and genetic epidemiology of neurodevelopment metal toxicity . Christiani has also been a physician at the Pulmonary and Critical Care Unit of Massachusetts General Hospital since 2000, and Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School since 1996.
The Board will consist of 18 members appointed by the President and 12 nonvoting ex officio members.
The announcement was released in an official White House press release .