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Cancer Center Leadership

Huntsman Cancer Institute Leadership and Advisory Groups

Cancer Center Leadership Committees develop coordinated strategies, evaluate activities, address challenges, identify opportunities, and maximize Huntsman Cancer Institute’s potential to impact cancer. These include the Research Executive Committee; the Clinical Research Executive Committee; the Research Leadership Council; and the External, Internal, and Community Advisory Boards.

Research Executive Committee

Clinical Research Executive Committee

Research Leadership Council

External Advisory Board

Internal Advisory Board

Community Advisory Board

Research Executive Committee

The Research Executive Committee (REC) serves under Corneli Ulrich, MS, PhD as the senior management and governance body for the Cancer Center. The REC is composed of Huntsman Cancer Institute’s Senior Directors and Director of Research Development. The REC is responsible for strategy, policy, evaluation, and high-level management of Huntsman Cancer Institute’s research activities. The committee advises Dr. Ulrich on all issues related to research.

Chair

Cornelia Ulrich, MS, PhD

Executive Director, Comprehensive Cancer Center

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Deputy Director

Theresa Werner, MD

Deputy Director, Comprehensive Cancer Center

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Senior Directors

Neeraj Agarwal, MD

Clinical Research

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Donald E. Ayer, PhD

Co-Director, Cancer Research Training and Education Coordination

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Rachel Ceballos, PhD

Community Outreach and Engagement

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Max Loveless, MBA

Senior Administrative Director

Martin McMahon, PhD

Preclinical Translation

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Tracy Onega, PhD, MS

Population Sciences

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Gita Suneja, MD, MS

Programs to Enhance Diversity

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Aik Choon Tan, PhD

Data Science

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Katharine Ullman, PhD

Co-Director, Cancer Research Training and Education Coordination

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Alana Welm, PhD

Basic Science

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David Wetter, PhD, MS

Cancer Health Equity Science

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Research Development

Holly Zullo, PhD

Director of Research Development

Clinical Research Executive Committee

The Clinical Research Executive Committee (CREC) oversees the clinical research enterprise, governing clinical research strategy and policy. The CREC establishes priorities for the Clinical Trials Office, reviews monthly accrual rates, monitors inclusion of women, minorities, and children, and facilitates the integration of clinical research into other areas of Huntsman Cancer Institute. The CREC resolves conflicts, develops policies, and enforces clinical research practices.

Co-Chairs

Sachin Apte, MD, MS, MBA

Chief Clinical Officer; Physician-in-Chief

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Theresa Werner, MD

Deputy Director, Comprehensive Cancer Center

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Voting Members

Neeraj Agarwal, MD

Senior Director of Clinical Research

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Wallace Akerley, MD

Chair, Protocol Review and Monitoring Committee

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Donna Branson

Director, Center for Patient and Public Education

Kevin Cheney, MBA, CP

Executive Director of Finance and Administration

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John Hoffman, MD

Senior Advisor to the Director, Center for Quantitative Cancer Imaging

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Lesley Lomo, MD, MS

Pathology Department Representative

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Max Loveless, MBA

Senior Administrative Director

Don Milligan, MBA

Executive Director, Cancer Hospital

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Emily Olsen

Senior Administrative Manager, Disease Centers

Tracy Onega, PhD, MS

Senior Director of Population Sciences

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Michael Pulsipher, MD

Director/Chief, Children’s and Adolescent Cancer Initiative/Division of Pediatric Hematology

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Paul J. Shami, MD

Chair, Data and Safety Monitoring

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Cornelia Ulrich, MS, PhD

Executive Director, Comprehensive Cancer Center

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Non-Voting Members

Andrew Langi,MPH, MHA

Manager, Programs to Enhance Diversity

Jessica Moehle, CCRP

Senior Clinical Research Administrative Director

Kelli Thorne

Director, Research Compliance Office

Holly Zullo, PhD

Director of Research Development