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Date: 04 Oct 1984
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LETTER
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Roemer Hc Jr
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Law
Special Counsel
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Barger
Request
Minnesota
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Bacon, J.L.
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27 Feb 1998
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Puck
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North
Trudeau
Cooper
Medical College, O.F. Pa
Sticht, P.
Barger
Creutz
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Seitz, F.
Rockefeller Univ Hospital
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i t.0V ~%1,] .1. L ~ lqoi `~ S o Rock~f~~-r M o Un~versicy ,,~ THE ROCKEFELLER UNIVERSITY HOSPITAL 1230 1URK A%'FNUE • tiEW YORK. hN 100.1 - 6399 October 4, 1984 Mr. John L. Bacon Director-Corporate Contributions R. J. Reynolds Industries, Inc. World Headquarters Winston-Salem, North Carolina 27102 Dear John: This is an update on some of the tasks for which I assumed responsibility. First, I have spoken with Dr. North informing him about the fact that the next meeting of the policy com- mittee on research grants would take place at the end of November rather than prior to November lst. I also suggested that he not be too apprehensive since the committee had a good opinion of his work. I have also asked him to prepare a brief abstract, understandable to non-specialists, and to provide us with an account of sources of funding for the specific program of interest other than that obtained from R. J. Reynolds. He agreed to comply promptly. I gave him your telephone number so he may call you as a double check. In the meantime, I have appended to this letter my own statement of the essence of the program at Trudeau in which we are interested. Second, as we agreed, I called Dr. Cooper at the Medical College of Pennsylvania. He regards the proposal provided to us last January as one that might be acted upon, although there have been great changes in the pro- gram in the intervening period including the departure of the leading investigator. From the discussion I conclude that he has been completely preoccupied with other matters during the last year as a result of his heavy new adminis- trative duties. Somewhere along the way he concluded that it was unlikely that support would be continued and he recommended that the residue of the research group attach itself to another research team which was prepared to absorb some of their activities in what might be called a
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Mr. John L. Bacon October 4, 1984 Page 2 lower key way. As I mentioned on the telephone, the next step is probably up to us. Since Dr. Cooper evidently did not discuss the matter with Mr. Sticht duri,ng the summer it probably would not be inappropriate to terminate the program at the Medical College of Pennsylvania. If so, one of us should write a letter although you may wish to discuss this with Paul Sticht first. Third, I called Dr. Barger's office and informed them of the need to have the team up there be prepared to back up Dr. Barger in connection with a proposal for a three year renewal. Mrs. Creutz stated that she would take this in hand as best she can. Dr. Barger is not due back until the first week in November but I suspect that things will get pulled together somehow. I will follow up my discus- sion with Mrs. Creutz with a letter that will furnish some guidance, mentioning both the abstract and the summary of other support for the program. Finally, I called Dr. Puck yesterday. He was out of town for the rest of the week, however, his secretary called me this morning to state that he will be available to meet with us on the afternoon of Monday, October 29th. I will call him again when he is back home to discuss the background for ourr visit. Best regards, ~~~ Frederick Seitz

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