Robert A. Winn, MD
AACR-Minorities in Cancer Research Jane Cooke Wright Lectureship

Robert A. Winn, MD

Director and Lipman Chair in Oncology, VCU Massey Cancer Center
Senior Associate Dean for Cancer Innovation and Professor of Pulmonary Disease and Critical Care Medicine
VCU School of Medicine
Richmond, Virginia

For outstanding leadership and exceptional efforts in studying lung cancer, addressing health disparities, and promoting community-based health care, Dr. Winn’s contributions and advancements towards the development of lung cancer has unlocked several novel targets in the areas of Wnt signaling, RNA binding proteins, ion channels, and protein methylation. His vision to translate basic science into clinical impact in reducing lung cancer disparities has resulted in Specialized Programs of Research Excellence and Stand Up to Cancer awards, focusing on the interplay between “ZNA,” an individual’s zip code and cancer risk, and DNA; a true pioneer taking the field of cancer research to the next level.

The AACR-Minorities in Cancer Research Jane Cooke Wright Lectureship was first presented in 2006. The lectureship is intended to recognize an outstanding scientist who has made meritorious contributions to the field of cancer research and who has, through leadership or by example, furthered the advancement of minority investigators in cancer research. To learn more, please visit the press release.

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