Head of Cancer Research Center of Hawaii steps down

University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
Gregg Takayama, 956-9836
Community and Government Affairs
Posted: Nov 6, 2008

Dr. Carl-Wilhelm Vogel has resigned as Director of the Cancer Research Center of Hawaii. Dr. Vogel has contributed significantly to the development of the Cancer Research Center since his appointment in 1999, and he has been in the forefront of building cancer research and community outreach programs in our community. Under his leadership, cancer research funding almost tripled to over $40 million annually, and the Cancer Center has become the recipient of approximately $20 million annually from the cigarette tax.

"UH Mānoa is grateful for Dr. Vogel's many contributions. Dr. Vogel will continue his service to UH Manoa as he resumes his research as a member of the Cancer Center faculty," said UH Manoa Chancellor Virginia Hinshaw.

UH Mānoa will move forward with plans for the construction of the Cancer Research Center of Hawaii in Kaka‘ako. Dr. Vogel will assist in the transition of leadership, working with the team of Vice Chancellor Gary Ostrander and Cancer Center faculty member Dr. Michele Carbone. A nationwide search for a permanent director will be undertaken.