Edward L. Trimble

National Cancer Institute, National Institutes of Health

Edward L. Trimble was appointed the first director of NCI’s new Center for Global Health (CGH) in September, 2011.  The NCI CGH is responsible for coordinating NCI’s research relevant to global health and global cancer research, developing a strategic plan for research and implementation relevant to global cancer control, and strengthening collaboration with external stakeholders. Before his appointment to the NCI CGH, Dr. Trimble was Head of Gynecologic Cancer Therapeutics in NCI’s Division of Cancer Treatment and Diagnosis from 1991 to 2011. In that role, he spearheaded the development of national and international cancer research strategy for the treatment of cervical cancer, ovarian cancer, and endometrial cancer. He led the planning committees for NIH Consensus Conferences on ovarian and cervical cancers. In addition, he drafted and coordinated NCI Clinical Announcements regarding chemoradiation for cervical cancer in 1999 and intraperitoneal chemotherapy for ovarian cancer in 2008. He graduated from Harvard College and the Johns Hopkins University of School of Medicine, then trained in obstetrics/gynecology at Vanderbilt University Medicine Center, public health at the Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health, and gynecologic oncology at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center.