Bernedine Lund, Technical Director for the WHI Clinical Coordinating Center, is retiring October 1. Bernedine joined the CCC during the intensive startup phase of the program, bringing broad expertise from her training in statistics and her previous jobs in a clinical laboratory and in running the CARET coordinating center. Over the last 22 years she has written and edited thousands of pages of procedure manuals, data collection forms and reports, overseen the development and conduct of our local and national quality assurance measures, participated in hundreds of conference calls, answered innumerable questions, and provided support and guidance to many staff and investigators. She has been at the core of CCC activities throughout the program and her experience and perspective will be sorely missed. We wish her happy trails as she gardens, volunteers, pursues her various crafts, and travels with her husband Phil and their (many) dogs.