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MD doctor named to National Cancer Advisory Board

A University of Maryland doctor is one of five people appointed recently by President Obama to the National Cancer Advisory Board, an advisory committee to the U.S. National Cancer Institute.

Dr. Kevin J. Cullen is director of the University of Maryland Marlene and Stewart Greenebaum Cancer Center and professor of medicine at the University of Maryland School of Medicine. He's a head and neck cancer specialist.

The appointment lasts six years. The 18 members review and recommend grants, among other activities.

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"These dedicated individuals bring a wealth of experience and talent to their new roles and I am proud to have them serve in this administration. I look forward to working with them in the months and years to come," Obama said in a statement.

Cullen also serves on the national board of the American Cancer Society and on the external advisory boards of several Cancer Institute-designated cancer centers (such as the Greenebaum Center).

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He came to Maryland from the Lombardi Cancer Center at Georgetown University in Washington, where he worked for 15 years.

Photo of Dr. Cullen courtesy of the University of Maryland

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