CPRIT Names Former Janek Aide Compliance Officer

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Patricia Vojack, the former chief of staff to incoming Health and Human Services Commissioner Kyle Janek, will serve as the inaugural compliance officer for the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas, an agency that has come under scrutiny in recent months over the fairness of its grant review process. 

Alfred Gilman, a Nobel Prize-winning biochemist, announced in May that he would leave the institute, citing concerns about the review standards used to determine grant recipients.

Gilman had previously alleged that CPRIT prioritized politics over scientific merit in awarding a joint grant to Rice University and the M.D. Anderson ...

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