City of Hope names chief scientific officer

Duarte, Calif.-based City of Hope appointed John Carpten, PhD, director of the comprehensive cancer center, director of Beckman Research Institute of City of Hope and chief scientific officer.

Dr. Carpten is an internationally recognized expert in genome science, according to an April 6 health system news release. At City of Hope, he will also hold the Irell & Manella Cancer Center Director's Distinguished Chair and the Morgan & Helen Chu Director's Chair of the Beckman Research Institute.

Previously, Dr. Carpten was a professor and chair of the department of translational genomics at Los Angeles-based University of Southern California and associate director of its cancer center.

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