Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center President Appointed to AACI Board of Directors

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Candace Johnson, PhD, President and CEO of Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center is elected to the Board of Directors of the Association of American Cancer Institutes (AACI), effective at the national organization’s annual meeting to be held in Washington, D.C. on Sunday, October 25.

Dr. Johnson will serve a three-year term along with two other newly appointed board members: Robert DiPaola, MD, Director of the Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey and Stephen Gruber, MD, PhD, MPH, Director of the University of Southern California (USC) Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center in Los Angeles.

“Dr. Johnson’s expertise, knowledge and leadership skills will be invaluable resources for AACI’s board and its membership,” said AACI Executive Director Barbara Duffy Stewart. “I look forward to working with her to assist cancer centers in keeping pace with the changing landscape in science, technology and health care, and to support their continuing drive toward a cancer-free future.”

The Association of American Cancer Institutes is made up of 95 leading cancer research centers in the United States. AACI’s membership roster includes National Cancer Institute-designated centers and academic-based cancer research programs that receive NCI support. The Association is dedicated to reducing the burden of cancer by enhancing the impact of the nation’s leading academic cancer centers.

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