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Communications executive

J. Paul Van Nevel, American communications executive. Recipeint Outstanding Service award Cancer Care Inc., 1996, Presidential award meritorious executive, United States Senior Executive Service, 1999, Distinguished Service award, University Wisconsin, Madison, 1999.


Nevel, J. Paul Van was born on April 26, 1938 in New Richmond, Wisconsin, United States.


Bachelor of Science, University Wisconsin, 1961.


Director public information University Wisconsin Medical Center, 1961-1962, 64-68, associate director, 1968-1969. Director public relations Johns Hopkins Medical Instsn., Baltimore, 1969-1973. Deputy associate director for cancer communications National Cancer Institute National Institutes of Health Department of Health and Human Services, 1973-1974, associate director cancer communications, 1974—1999.

President Van Nevel Communications (biomedical research communications firm), Potomac, Maryland, since 2000. Consultant Howard Hughes Medical Institute, since 1987. With United States Army, 1962-1964.


  • Other Work

    • Member editorial board Journal National Cancer Institute, 1988—2001.


Board directors Leadership Montgomery, since 2004, Montgomery Volunteer Dental Clinic, 2004. Member Association American Medical Colleges (member group on public affairs. 1964-1995, chair group on public affairs 1971), American Cancer Society (liaison national communications committee 1974-1999), National Institutes of Health Alumni Association (president since 2004).


Married Lois E. Anderson, April 14, 1962. Two children.

Lois E. Anderson