He spent five years at Moffitt, then left seven months ago to be dean of the University of Arizona College of Medicine. He and his wife, Karen, hadn't even bought a house when the Tampa cancer center tapped him to be boss. Now the 52-year-old father of three - two are in college and one is a high school senior who will stay in Arizona to graduate - is back.
A prominent cancer researcher, [William S. Dalton] helped prove drugs called chemosensitizers can reverse drug resistance in patients. He and Moffitt's Dr. Richard Jove also identified the "switch" that turns on multiple myeloma at the molecular level.
A: I consider this a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. Moffitt is the most rapidly growing cancer center in the world. It has an outstanding board of directors who are very clear about what they are supporting: They want to create an environment to prevent and cure cancer. I have no qualms about them . . . backing up what they say they want to do.