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Conflict of Interest: Part Deux Or Is This Trois?

Conflict of Interest: Part Deux Or Is This Trois? By Leonard Zwelling          This is one of my favorite subjects. How can you not love it when people pledged to perform fiduciary roles undermine their own credibility through greed? It’s so, what’s the word? American!          The new President-elect is up to his eyeballs in ...

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Ron’s Plan: What Is It?

Ron’s Plan: What Is It? By Leonard Zwelling          At a recent Managers’ Forum, the leadership of MD Anderson sought to quell the unease in the body politic of the institution by assuring the gathered that they had the budget shortfall problem in hand and were going to solve it.          The President himself assured ...

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Already In Mid-Revolution: MD Anderson Is Halfway Home

Already In Mid-Revolution: MD Anderson Is Halfway Home By Leonard Zwelling          Many people, including my kids, are wondering why I am not more depressed about the results of the election and the subsequent appointees to the Trump Administration.          It’s pretty much what I say every birthday while complaining that something else is hurting. ...

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I Am Starting To Worry

I Am Starting To Worry By Leonard Zwelling          Obviously, like all Americans, I am watching as President-elect Donald Trump begins to form the government that will be serving the American people at noon EST on January 20, 2017. His first appointment of Reince Priebus as Chief of Staff was both sobering and welcome. While ...

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The Donald and The Ronald: Compare And Contrast

The Donald and The Ronald: Compare And Contrast By Leonard Zwelling          Many of my friends are in mourning over the results of the election on November 8. For a number of reasons, they shouldn’t be.          First, give the guy a chance. Neither of the major players comported himself or herself with honor both ...

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Normalizing the Abnormal: How DePinho Altered MD Anderson

Normalizing the Abnormal: How DePinho Altered MD Anderson By Leonard Zwelling          In an insightful piece in the NY Times Magazine of November 6, Charles Homans describes how the Trump candidacy (and now looming presidency) altered what is considered “normal” in American politics. I think this is a good observation because things like misogyny, racism, ...

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Dave’s Top Ten Problems In NCI-Designated Cancer Centers

Dave’s Top Ten Problems In NCI-Designated Cancer Centers By Leonard Zwelling          I bet you think this is a top ten list from David Letterman. Nope. It’s a top ten list from David Rubenson in the November 4 issue of the Cancer Letter. He is the current director of the scientific communications company called nobadslides.com ...

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It Won’t Be Enough: The Latest Austerity Is Likely To Fall Far Short

It Won’t Be Enough: The Latest Austerity Is Likely To Fall Far Short By Leonard Zwelling          I see a new list of austerity measures is out. Along with curtailing new hiring and wine at dinner, the leadership of MD Anderson has taken Perrier out of the doctors’ lounge and encouraged all the clinicians to ...

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On the European Sidelines For The American Revolution: When Trump Won As Brexit Moved West

On the European Sidelines For The American Revolution: When Trump Won As Brexit Moved West By Leonard Zwelling          Coming back from dinner last night in Lisbon (Tuesday evening in Portugal, but afternoon in Houston), I was speaking with our cab driver who mused that surely Hillary Clinton would be elected President because that was ...

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