PHILADELPHIA (October 25, 2017) – David Wiest, PhD, deputy chief scientific officer and co-leader of blood cell development and function at Fox Chase Cancer Center, has been appointed to the National Cancer Institute’s Board of Scientific Counselors for Basic Sciences.
The National Cancer Institute (NCI) at the National Institutes of Health continues to remain an important source of funding, supporting universities and cancer centers through grants in addition to supporting its own research facilities. Composed of members knowledgeable across a wide variety of fields, the Board of Scientific Counselors helps the NCI continue its tradition of supporting quality scientific research. Through site visits and evaluations of laboratories and research programs, the board advises the NCI on the future and direction of intramural research programs.
“It’s an important process to make sure that the tradition of excellence continues and resources are used wisely,” Wiest said. “I am honored to be part of the group chosen to help uphold this practice.”