The White House plans to appoint UNC professor, Barbara Rimer, to chair the President’s Cancer Panel.
Rimer is the Dean and Alumni Distinguished Professor at the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health. She is also a member of the Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center at UNC.
Rimer will chair the three-person panel that reports to the President on the work of the National Cancer Program. The panel meets publicly at least four times each year.
Rimer holds bachelor's and master's from the University of Michigan and a Doctor of Public Health degree from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. She is a recipient of the Director's Award from the National Institutes of Health and the American Cancer Society’s Distinguished Service Award. She was elected to the Institute of Medicine in 2008.