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Dr. Glick: Stepping Down

Dr. John Glick will step down as Director of the Abramson Cancer Center and as Principal Investigator of Penn’s National Cancer Institute Core Grant, effective June 30, 2006. “After serving for more than 20 years in a senior administrative capacity, it is John’s wish to devote more time to his clinical practice and to increasing philanthropic support for Penn Medicine’s many initiatives. He will continue to serve as President and Director of the Abramson Family Cancer Research Institute,” said School of Medicine Dean and EVP for UPHS Arthur Rubenstein.

“Anyone who knows John applauds his unwavering focus on the needs of patients and the vital role of the Cancer Center to exceed those needs by delivering the most advanced treatments in a caring, compassionate environment. Further, since coming to Penn in 1974, John has devoted his tremendous energy to the betterment of Penn Medicine as a whole—setting a high standard for students, trainees, staff and colleagues alike,” Dr. Rubenstein added.  When Dr. Glick was named director of the Cancer Center in 1985, it included 120 faculty members (primarily from the School of Medicine), with total cancer research funding of $10 million per year. “Since that time, he has led the effort to create a matrix-type center whose mission remains to promote outstanding cancer research, education and clinical care. Today, the Center boasts over 300 members from eight Penn schools and 41 departments—representing over $180 million in extramural grants,” said the dean. From 1985-2005, the Abramson Cancer Center’s NCI Core Grant has grown from $1.4 million to $7.5 million per year. Penn is the largest clinical cancer program in the region. Such excellence across all missions was key in securing the significant support of Leonard and Madlyn Abramson in naming the Cancer Center and the Family Cancer Research Institute.

Dean Rubenstein credits Dr. Glick for being the original visionary of a new clinical cancer building. Dr. Glick reports that his first conversations on this began in 1989, and a few weeks ago the groundbreaking was held for the Center for Advance Medicine.

A search for a new director will begin in the next few weeks.



 
  Almanac, Vol. 52, No. 13, November 22, 2005

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