UNC’s Barbara Rimer to Head President’s Cancer Panel

President Obama has nominated Barbara K. Rimer to chair the President’s Cancer Panel, the three-member committee which monitors the nation’s cancer policies and programs and advises the president on cancer-related issues.

Dr. Rimer is dean and Alumni Distinguished Professor at the Gillings School of Global Public Health at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She has been on the UNC faculty since 2003 and was named dean of the Gillings School in 2005. Previously, she was director of the Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences at the National Cancer Institute.

Dr. Rimer holds a bachelor’s degree and a master of public health degree from the University of Michigan. She earned a doctorate in public health from Johns Hopkins University.

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