Dr. Kimryn Rathmell

2024 Iowa Cancer Summit


Dr. Kimryn Rathmell
National Cancer Institute

An alumnus of the University of Northern Iowa, Kimryn Rathmell, MD, PhD, MMHC, was sworn in as the 17th NCI director on December 18, 2023. She previously led the Vanderbilt University Medical Center as physician-in-chief and chair of the Department of Medicine.

Dr. Rathmell is part of President Biden’s Cancer Panel and leads NCI in their efforts towards achieving the goals of the Cancer Moonshot: To prevent more than 4 million cancer deaths by 2047 and to improve the experience of people who are touched by cancer.

Read more about Dr. Rathmell here.


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