UC Davis cancer center names director for clinical research

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Edward Kim, MD, PhD, will serve as the medical director of clinical research at UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center in Sacramento, Calif., effective July 1. 

Dr. Kim specializes in the treatment of gastrointestinal malignancies, and serves as an oncologist and internal medicine professor at UC Davis Health, according to a June 10 news release sent to Becker's

Currently, he serves as chair of both the UC Davis Pancreatic Cancer Research Incubator and the Data and Safety Monitoring Committee. Brian Jonas, MD, PhD, will take over as chair of the committee while Dr. Kim transitions into his new role of leading clinical cancer research. 

"As medical director of the office of clinical research, Dr. Kim is uniquely qualified to lead the cancer center into the next era of oncology research, ensuring our investigations into cures meet federal, state and local requirements while promoting a collaborative research culture," said Primo Lara Jr., MD, the cancer center's director. 

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