Sep 25, 2019 1:00 PM

Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI) at the University of Utah (U of U) has announced the appointment of Scott Pingree, MBA, MPA, to serve as the organization’s chief strategy officer. Pingree has held a variety of prior executive roles in major healthcare and business consultancy organizations.

“Pingree has an impressive depth of experience in influential health and business organizations and a reputation for effectiveness. He will be an asset to HCI at this pivotal time in our history,” says Mary Beckerle, PhD, HCI CEO. “I am delighted for him to join us as we work to accelerate our impact on cancer patients and communities in the Mountain West.”

In this position, Pingree will oversee all aspects of strategy and business development for HCI. He will serve as a member of HCI’s executive leadership team.

“It is a real pleasure and honor to be joining the HCI team,” Pingree says. “HCI has experienced tremendous success in establishing itself as a leading cancer research and care organization. I look forward contributing to this organization’s work to advance impactful cancer research and provide the best clinical outcomes for patients in the Mountain West and beyond.”

Pingree holds a master of public administration from Harvard University and a master of business administration from Brigham Young University. He completed his undergraduate education at the University of Utah. Pingree held leadership roles at Intermountain Healthcare, serving as a regional chief strategy officer.

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About Huntsman Cancer Institute at the University of Utah

Huntsman Cancer Institute at the University of Utah is the official cancer center of Utah and the only National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center in the Mountain West. The campus includes a state-of-the-art cancer specialty hospital and two buildings dedicated to cancer research. Huntsman Cancer Institute provides patient care, cancer screening, and education at community clinics and affiliate hospitals throughout the Mountain West. It is consistently recognized among the best cancer hospitals in the country by U.S. News and World Report. The region’s first proton therapy center opened in 2021 and a major hospital expansion is underway. Huntsman Cancer Institute is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment for staff, students, patients, and communities. Advancing cancer research discoveries and treatments to meet the needs of patients who live far away from a major medical center is a unique focus. More genes for inherited cancers have been discovered at Huntsman Cancer Institute than at any other cancer center, including genes responsible for breast, ovarian, colon, head and neck cancers, and melanoma. Huntsman Cancer Institute was founded by Jon M. and Karen Huntsman.

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