In Memoriam: Cedric Long, Assistant Director of NCI's Division of Extramural Activities
Dr. Long spent his 32-year federal career at NCI, including 15 years with DEA. As DEA's assistant director, he oversaw the management of NCI's advisory committees and research integrity compliance. He also served as project officer for the contract supporting operations of the presidentially appointed National Cancer Advisory Board (NCAB) and NCI's Board of Scientific Advisors. Dr. Long was an advisor to the DEA director on extramural policies, including those involving the interface between extramural, intramural, and contract operations.
Over the course of his career, Dr. Long held many leadership positions, and he published more than 90 original papers and abstracts. His research projects spanned the fields of enzymology, protein chemistry, cell biology, virology, immunology, and nucleic acid chemistry. He also studied the factors controlling the expression of leukemia and sarcoma viruses and how these factors relate to cell growth and the transformation of normal tissue into malignant tissue.
Dr. Long was a member of the American Society of Biological Chemists, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, and Sigma Xi. He served as a referee for the Journal of the National Cancer Institute, Analytical Biochemistry, International Journal of Cancer, and the National Science Foundation. Dr. Long was also a member of the NCI Cancer Bulletin Executive Editorial Committee.
A memorial service will be held on June 14 at 2:00 p.m. at the Neuroscience Center Building in conference rooms C and D, located at 6001 Executive Boulevard, in North Bethesda, MD.