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Candidates for the AACR Nominating Committee

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Mary C. Beckerle, PhD

Mary C. Beckerle, PhD

Chief Executive Officer and Associate Vice President for Cancer Affairs
Huntsman Cancer Institute
University of Utah
Distinguished Professor
University of Utah
Salt Lake City, Utah

Jennifer A. Pietenpol, PhD

Jennifer A. Pietenpol, PhD

Executive Vice President for Research, Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Director, Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center; Professor of Biochemistry and Otolaryngology; B. F. Byrd Jr. Professor of Oncology
Brock Family Directorship in Career Development
Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
Nashville, Tennessee

Ricky Wayne Johnstone, PhD

Ricky Wayne Johnstone, PhD

Head of Department and Professorial Fellow (Professor), The Sir Peter MacCallum Department of Oncology; Senior Fellow, Department of Biochemistry
University of Melbourne
Executive Director Cancer Research
National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Senior Principal Research Fellowship; Assistant Director of Research; and Cohead, Cancer Therapeutics Program
Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Cheryl L. Willman, MD

Cheryl L. Willman, MD

Director and CEO, University of New Mexico Comprehensive Cancer Center
The Maurice and Marguerite Liberman Distinguished Chair in Cancer Research; University of New Mexico Distinguished Professor of Pathology and Internal Medicine
University of New Mexico School of Medicine
Albuquerque, New Mexico

Michael B. Kastan, MD, PhD, FAACR

Michael B. Kastan, MD, PhD, FAACR

Executive Director
Duke Cancer Institute
William and Jane Shingleton Professor, Pharmacology and Cancer Biology; Professor of Pediatrics
Duke University School of Medicine
Durham, North Carolina

J. Jack Lee, PhD, MS, DDS

J. Jack Lee, PhD, MS, DDS

Associate Vice President, Quantitative Sciences and Professor of Biostatistics; John G. and Marie Stella Kenedy Foundation Chair in Cancer Research
University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Adjunct Professor of Biostatistics, University of Texas School of Public Health; Regular Member, Graduate Faculty, Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences
University of Texas Health Science Center
Houston, Texas
Visiting Professor, Institute of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine
National Taiwan University, College of Public Health
Taipei, Taiwan

Elizabeth M. Jaffee, MD, FAACR, FACP

Elizabeth M. Jaffee, MD, FAACR, FACP

Deputy Director, The Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center
Inaugural Director, Institute for Convergence Science; Associate Director, Bloomberg-Kimmel Immunotherapy Institute; Professor, Oncology and Pathology
The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Active Staff in Oncology, The Johns Hopkins Hospital
Codirector of Gastrointestinal Cancer and Diseases Program and Codirector of The Skip Viragh Center for Pancreatic Cancer Research and Patient Care, The Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center
Faculty, Graduate Programs in Immunology, and Cellular and Molecular Medicine
The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Baltimore, Maryland

Cory Abate-Shen, PhD

Cory Abate-Shen, PhD

Chair, Department of Pharmacology, Columbia University Medical Center
Michael and Stella Chernow Chair of Urological Oncology, Department of Urology; Professor, Departments of Urology, Pathology and Cell Biology, Systems Biology, and Medicine; Associate Member
Institute of Cancer Genetics, College of Physicians and Surgeons, Columbia University
New York, New York
Leader, Prostate Program, and Associate Director, Translational Research,
Herbert Irving Comprehensive Cancer Center of Columbia University
New York, New York

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