President Obama Appoints David Christiani to National Cancer Advisory Board

President Obama Announces More Key Administration Posts

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, President Barack Obama announced his intent to nominate the following individual to key Administration posts:

  • Timothy Hyungrock Haahs – Member, Board of Directors of the National Institute of Building Sciences
  • Morton H. Halperin – Member, Board of Directors of the Millennium Challenge Corporation

The President also announced his intent to appoint the following individuals to key Administration posts:

  • David Christiani – Member, National Cancer Advisory Board
  • Judy E. Garber – Member, National Cancer Advisory Board
  • Liz Jaffee – Member, National Cancer Advisory Board
  • Beth Karlan – Member, National Cancer Advisory Board
  • Mack Roach III – Member, National Cancer Advisory Board
  • Charles Sawyers – Member, National Cancer Advisory Board

President Obama said, “I am grateful these accomplished men and women have agreed to join this Administration, and I’m confident they will serve ably in these important roles. I look forward to working with them in the coming months and years.”

Dr. David Christiani, Appointee for Member, National Cancer Advisory Board
Dr. David Christiani is the Elkan Blout Professor of Environmental Genetics at the Harvard School of Public Health, a position he has held since 2009. In addition, Dr. Christiani has been a physician at the Pulmonary and Critical Care Unit of Massachusetts General Hospital since 2000, and Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School since 1996. He is a recipient of the 2007 Robert S. Kehoe Award for Scientific Achievement from the American College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine and the 2004 Harriet Hardy Award from the New England College of Occupational and Environmental Medicine. Dr. Christiani received a B.S. from Fairfield University, an M.D. from Tufts University, and an M.S. and M.P.H. from Harvard University.

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