National cancer association names president-elect

The Association of American Cancer Institutes has selected Robert Winn, MD, to serve as vice president/president-elect, effective July 20. 

In addition to president elect, Dr. Winn is chair of the association's 2021 annual meeting program committee. 

Since 2019, Dr. Winn has served as director of VCU Massey Cancer Center in Richmond, Va. He has held a number of leadership positions in the oncology field, including as director of the University of Illinois Cancer Center in Chicago. 

Joan Sweasy, PhD, will fill the rest of Dr. Winn's term as a regular board member of the association through October 2023. 

The association's current president, Caryn Lerman, PhD, director of USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center, took on the role in June after Karen Knudsen, PhD, stepped down to become CEO of the American Cancer Society. 

The Association of American Cancer Institutes is a consortium of 102 leading academic and freestanding cancer research centers in North America with a mission of accelerating progress against cancer. 

To read more about the group's new elected board members, click here

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