NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Raymond N. DuBois, M.D., Ph.D., an internationally recognized physician-scientist best known for his work to understand the potential role of aspirin-like drugs to treat and prevent cancers, will become director of the Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center on Jan. 1, 2005.
DuBois will succeed the center's founding director, Harold L. Moses, M.D., Benjamin F. Byrd Professor of Oncology, who will refocus his attention on his world-renowned research, his activities on the national cancer scene, and his continued service to Vanderbilt-Ingram as an advisor and fund-raiser.
"A remarkable quality about Hal Moses is that he is both a visionary and an implementer," said Orrin Ingram, chairman of Vanderbilt-Ingram's Board of Overseers and son of the center's namesake, the late E. Bronson Ingram. "Many people have the skills of one or the other. There are few people who can do both, but Hal can and has."
"I have to admit it was a little frightening when Hal began to talk about stepping down as center director. I worried about who would keep the momentum going. Ray is the one person I can think of with that …