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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, HCI

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HCI Senior Directors

Neeraj Agarwal, MD

Clinical Translation

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Donald E. Ayer, PhD

Cancer Training and Career Enhancement

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Max Loveless, MBA

Senior Administrative Director

Martin McMahon, PhD

Preclinical Translation

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Kolawole S. Okuyemi, MD, MPH

Equity, Diversity,and Inclusion

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Tracy Onega, PhD, MS

Population Sciences; Community Outreach and Engagement (Interim)

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Aik Choon Tan, PhD

Data Science

Alana Welm, PhD

Basic Science

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Theresa Werner, MD

Clinical Research

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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

Senior Director Clinical Research

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Voting Members

Neeraj Agarwal, MD

Senior Director of Clinical Translation

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Wallace Akerley, MD

Chair, Protocol Review and MonitoringCommittee

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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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Jennifer Katz

Disease Center Administrative Director

Lesley Lomo, MD, MS

Pathology Department Representative

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Max Loveless, MBA

Senior Administrative Director

Don Milligan, MBA

Executive Director of HCI’s Cancer Hospital

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Kolawole S. Okuyemi, MD, MPH

Executive Director of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion

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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, HCI

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Non-Voting Members

Andrew Langi,MPH, MHA

Program Manager, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion

Jessica Moehle, CCR

Senior Clinical Research Administrative Director

Kelli Thorne

Director, Research Compliance Office

Holly Zullo, PhD

Director of Research Development