Cancer Institute Appoints Interim Executive Director

The embattled Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas on Friday appointed Wayne Roberts, the vice president of public policy at the University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston, to serve as interim executive director.

The institute also chose Billy Hamilton, a former deputy comptroller of public accounts who was once the state's chief revenue estimator, to consult CPRIT on its fiscal policies. 

Roberts currently serves on the Texas Pension Review Board as an appointee of Gov. Rick Perry. In the past, Roberts worked under Perry in a variety of positions, including senior fiscal adviser, state budget director ...

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