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The President's National Medal of Science: Recipient Details

Harold Varmus

Title:

President and Chief Executive Officer

Affiliation:

Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center

Gender:

Male

Award Discipline:

Biological Sciences

Award Year:

2001

Citation:

"For his co-discovery of the cellular origins of retroviral oncogenes, which heralded a new era in the control of human cancer and for reinvigorating the nation's medical research enterprise."

Presented by President George W. Bush in a White House East Room ceremony on June 12, 2002.

Nobel Laureate:

Physiology or Medicine, 1989

 

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