New chief at Wistar


Russel E. Kaufman

The Wistar Institute will have a new director and CEO come June 10.

Russel E. Kaufman of Duke University succeeds Interim Director Clayton Buck at Wistar, an independent nonprofit biomedical research center located on campus, after a nearly two-year search.

Currently vice dean for education and academic affairs for the Duke University School of Medicine and associate vice chancellor for academic affairs for the Duke University Health System, Kaufman has long-standing interests in basic and applied cancer research and has served as a scientific advisor in these areas to the National Institutes of Health and the American Cancer Society.

His work has garnered several awards, including recognition from the March of Dimes, the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of America and the Arthritis Foundation.

Originally published on April 25, 2002