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Science  16 Jun 2000:
Vol. 288, Issue 5473, pp. 1944
DOI: 10.1126/science.288.5473.1944a

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OTTAWA-- A prominent Canadian cancer researcher has taken on the job of leading a new biomedical research institution that is modeled after the U.S. National Institutes of Health--but which reflects 21st century practices and priorities. Last week Alan Bernstein, 52, was named president of the Canadian Institutes of Health Research. The new entity replaces the Medical Research Council as the country's primary source of extramural grants for basic biomedical, clinical, population-based, and health systems research.