John E. Niederhuber

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Executive Vice President/CEO
Inova Translational Medicine Institute and Inova Health System

Co-Director, Johns Hopkins Clinical Research Network

John E. Niederhuber, M.D., recently joined Inova Health System as Executive Vice President and CEO of the Inova Institute for Translational Research and Personalized Medicine. He is also Professor of Oncology and Surgery at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He also serves as Co-Director of the Johns Hopkins Clinical Research Network. Prior to that he served as Director of the National Cancer Institute, one of the National Institutes of Health from 2006 until July, 2010. Dr. Niederhuber was elected to the Institute of Medicine in recognition of his outstanding scientific accomplishments and commitment to service in health science.

During his tenure as NCI director, Dr. Niederhuber shaped the Nation’s investment in cancer to address areas likely to pay the largest health dividends. He began The Cancer Genome Atlas, an effort to comprehensively identify the genomic changes in all major cancer types and subtypes. In addition to genomic studies of cancer and work in cancer immunotherapy, programs in nanobiology, systems biology, investigations into the tumor microenvironment, cancer initiating cells, and subcellular imaging benefited under his direction.