Frederick National Laboratory Staff,
NCI Director Harold Varmus recently announced that the NCI-Frederick campus has
been approved to use a new name befitting its status as a national laboratory -
Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research (FNLCR) or Frederick National
Lab for short.
The title "national laboratory" is a very special designation with less than 50
national laboratories in the United States. Some, such as Pacific Northwest National
Laboratory and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, do include some biological
research in their scientific portfolios. However, the Frederick National Laboratory
for Cancer Research is devoted solely to biomedical research and is therefore unique
among the country's national laboratories.
In order to help the scientific community to become accustomed to this change please
begin to use our new name immediately in your electronic and written correspondence,
in phone greetings, and at any other opportunity. I realize that it will take time
to replace stationery, business cards, and signage, but I hope that you will use
the interim time to good effect in helping our colleagues, collaborators, and general
public learn of the change.
The change in name should not effect your email address, or regular mail address
that you currently use.
Craig W. Reynolds, Ph.D.
NCI Associate Director
Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research