Shawn M. Sweeney, PhD, is a scientist, educator, and servant leader. He is the senior director of the AACR Project GENIE Coordinating Center and project lead, having served the project since its inception. Prior roles at the AACR include project lead and content developer for the AACR Cancer Progress Report series (2011- 2016); and as an internal scientific consultant. Before joining the AACR, Sweeney was a researcher in the Cardiovascular Institute and the Institute for Medicine and Engineering at the University of Pennsylvania. His more than 15-year career in research focused on the role of the microenvironment in angiogenesis/lymphangiogenesis, as well as in breast cancer metastasis with an active drug development program. Sweeney was also an adjunct associate professor of medicine at the School of Medicine of the International University of the Health Sciences (2008-2017) where he taught first and second year medical students medical embryology and pharmacology. He firmly believes in the transformative power of both real-world data and bicycles and looks forward to contributing to the learning healthcare system the world needs.