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The External Advisory Board consists of National Cancer Institute Comprehensive Cancer Center directors, senior leaders, administrators, and scientists who provide advice to Huntsman Cancer Institute related to its Cancer Center Support Grant and evaluate the Cancer Center's progress toward strategic goals.

Board Members

Robert Croyle, PhD

Former Director of the National Cancer Institute's (NCI) Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences (DCCPS)

Elaine Fuchs, PhD

Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute Rebecca C. Lancefield Professor Laboratory of Mammalian Cell Biology and Development The Rockefeller University

Ernest Hawk, MD, MPH

Vice President and Division Head of Cancer Prevention and Population Sciences Boone Pickens Distinguished Chair for Early Prevention of Cancer M.D. Anderson Cancer Center University of Texas

Nita J. Maihle, PhD

Associate Director for Basic Research Professor, Departments of Medicine & Cell Biology University of Mississippi Medical Center

Olufunmilayo Olopade, MD, FACP

Walter L. Palmer Distinguished Service Professor of Medicine and Human Genetics Director, Center for Clinical Cancer Genetics & Global Health University of Chicago

Jennifer Pietenpol, PhD

Director, Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center Executive Vice President for Research, VUMC Benjamin F. Byrd, Jr. Professor of Oncology Brock Family Directorship in Career Development Professor of Biochemistry and Otolaryngology Vanderbilt University

Leonidas C. Platanias, MD, PhD

Director, Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center Jesse, Sara, Andrew, Abigail, Benjamin and Elizabeth Lurie Professor of Oncology Departments of Medicine and Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics Northwestern University

John Pounardjian, MBA

Associate Director for Administration, Case Comprehensive Cancer Center

Timothy Rebbeck, PhD

Vincent L. Gregory, Jr. Professor of Cancer Prevention Director, Zhu Family Center for Global Cancer Prevention Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health Associate Director, Equity and Engagement Dana-Farber Harvard Cancer Center

Sandra Swain, MD, FACP, FASCO

Associate Dean for Research Development Professor of Medicine Georgetown University Medical Center