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Candidates for the AACR Board of Directors

The sequence of candidates was chosen by lottery. Please review all of the candidates before submitting your votes.
Follow the links to learn more about the candidates and their goals for the AACR.

Susan M. Galbraith, MBBChir, PhD, MRCP, FRCR, FMedSci

Susan M. Galbraith, MBBChir, PhD, MRCP, FRCR, FMedSci

Senior Vice President and Head of Early Oncology
Oncology Research and Development
AstraZeneca
United Kingdom

Thomas J. Lynch Jr., MD

Thomas J. Lynch Jr., MD

President, Director, and Raisback Endowed Chair
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Seattle, Washington

Nina Bhardwaj, MD, PhD

Nina Bhardwaj, MD, PhD

Ward Coleman Chair in Cancer Research 
Professor of Medicine, Department of Medicine, Division of Hematology/Oncology
Director, Immunotherapy Program
Medical Director, Vaccine and Cell Therapy Core Facility
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
New York, New York

Gloria M. Petersen, PhD

Gloria M. Petersen, PhD

Deputy Director for Population Sciences; Professor of Epidemiology
Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science
Member, Advisory Council to the Executive Dean for Research; Faculty, Clinical and Translational Sciences
Mayo Clinic Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences
Consultant, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, Department of Internal Medicine; Consultant, Department of Medical Genetics, Division of Epidemiology and Department of Health Sciences Research
Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota

Luis Alberto Diaz Jr., MD

Luis Alberto Diaz Jr., MD

Head, Division of Solid Tumor Oncology; Grayer Family Chair in Medicine; Director, Precision Intervention and Prevention Program; and Member
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Professor of Medicine at Memorial Sloan Kettering, Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University
Attending Physician, Memorial Hospital for Cancer and Allied Diseases
New York, New York

Lisa A. Newman, MD, MPH, FACS, FASCO, FSSO

Lisa A. Newman, MD, MPH, FACS, FASCO, FSSO

Director, Interdisciplinary Breast Program; Chief, Division of Breast Surgery; Medical Director
International Center for the Study of Breast Cancer Subtypes
Staff Surgeon, Weill Cornell Medicine/New York Presbyterian Hospital Network
New York, New York
Adjunct Professor
University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Houston, Texas
Adjunct Faculty, Department of Surgery
Henry Ford Health System
Detroit, Michigan

John David Carpten, PhD

John David Carpten, PhD

Tenured Professor and Chair, Department of Translational Genomics; Royce and Mary Trotter Chair in Cancer Research; Professor, Department of Urology; Codirector, Institute for Translational Genomics; Director, USC Molecular Genomics Core; Program Coleader, Translational and Clinical Sciences Program
Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center
Keck School of Medicine
University of Southern California
Los Angeles, California

Poul H. B. Sorensen, MD, PhD, FRCPC

Poul H. B. Sorensen, MD, PhD, FRCPC

Asa and Kashmir Johal Endowed Chair in Childhood Cancer Research, Department of Pediatrics; Director, Academy of Translation Medicine; Tenured Professor of Medicine
University of British Columbia
Senior Research Scientist (Honorary)
Vancouver Prostate Centre
Distinguished Scientist
BC Cancer (part of the Provincial Health Services Authority)
British Columbia, Canada

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