Chapter 16: Changing Institutional Focus Under a New President
Dr. Tomasovic begins this segment by comparing the leadership styles of John Mendelsohn [Oral History Interview] and Dr. DePinho, whose charisma, decisiveness and vision are reminiscent, he feels, of R. Lee Clark. Dr. Tomasovic talks about the impact of Dr. DePihno’s “Town Hall” session on 7 November 2011, when he announced that MD Anderson will now take a Moon Shot approach to curing cancer, focusing on five specific cancers (not yet announced). Dr. Tomasovic speculates on the cultural shifts this focused mission will create, influencing the commitment to global oncology, and educational programs.
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center - Institutional Change; Portraits; Institutional Processes; Institutional Mission and Values; MD Anderson Culture; Building/Transforming the Institution; Understanding the Institution; Professional Practice; The Professional at Work; MD Anderson History; MD Anderson Snapshot
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Tomasovic, Stephen Ph.D. and Rosolowski, Tacey A. Ph.D., "Chapter 16: Changing Institutional Focus Under a New President" (2011). Interview Chapters. 18.