NIH stem cell chief announces retirement
NEWS IN BRIEF — Posted April 25, 2005
The chair of the National Institutes of Health Stem Cell Task Force, James F. Battey Jr., MD, PhD, announced that he would retire in September after 20 years at the NIH.
Dr. Battey told the Washington Post and Science magazine that he manages a family education trust fund for his father's seven grandchildren, and the NIH conflict-of-interest rules that go into effect this fall would force him to sell biomedical stocks. He said selling these family assets pose an "insurmountable problem," so the best course is to retire.
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