Harold Varmus, head of the National Cancer Institute at the National Institutes (NIH) of Health for nearly five years, is stepping down at the end of this month, NIH announced.

Loop Fans may recall Varmus, a former head of the NIH and a Nobel Prize winner, for stunning a group of scientist by dropping the F-bomb at a conference. But we digress.

He’s off  to New York City on April 1 to, among other things, set up “a modestly-sized research laboratory in the Meyer Cancer Center at the Weill-Cornell Medical College and serve as a senior advisor to the Dean,” he said in a letter to staff.