Kansas City, Kan. The Kansas University Cancer Center has named a prominent medical researcher from Georgia as its deputy director.
Dr. Kapil Bhalla plans to join the center's staff Aug. 1. He'll also serve as a professor of internal medicine at the Kansas University Hospital in Kansas City, Kan.
Bhalla is an internationally known drug researcher and scientist. He was the founding director of the Atlanta-based Georgia Research Alliance and a professor at the Medical College of Georgia.
He's coming to the Kansas center a month after biologist Shrikant Anant became its associate director for cancer prevention and control.
Anant previously led the gastrointestinal cancers program at the University of Oklahoma Cancer Institute.