Boom in Academic Poaching Is Fueled by Visions of Economic Development

Scott Dalton, The New York Times, Redux

The U. of Texas’ M.D. Anderson Cancer Center used a $10-million package to recruit James Allison, a professor of immunology, from the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. The move was part of a $250-million spending spree that has lured more than 80 top cancer researchers to Texas.
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Sean J. Morrison, professor of pediatrics: $10 million. James P. Allison, professor of immunology: $10 million. Nancy A. Jenkins and Neal G. Copeland, deans of cancer biology and genetics: $7.5 million each.

Such are the hefty recruiting packages...

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