Appointment of Irene Pollin as a Member of the National Cancer Advisory Board

May 16, 1986

The President today announced his intention to appoint Irene Pollin to be a member of the National Cancer Advisory Board for a term expiring March 9, 1992. She would succeed J. Gale Katterhagen.

Since 1982 Mrs. Pollin has been engaged in private practice as a psychiatric social worker in Chevy Chase, MD, and currently serves as executive director of the Medical Crisis Counseling Center at the Washington Hospital Center. Previously, she was executive director of the Linda Pollin Institute, 1980 - 1982, and founder and chairman of the Advisory Council on the Linda Pollin Professorship at the University of Maryland, 1982 - 1986.

Mrs. Pollin graduated from American University (B.S., 1971) and Catholic University (M.S.W., 1974). She is married, has two children, and resides in Bethesda, MD. Mrs. Pollin was born on June 29, 1924, in St. Louis, MO.