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.
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.