External Advisory Committee

The External Advisory Committee includes National Cancer Institute-designated Cancer Center directors, administrators and scientists who advise the O’Neal Comprehensive Cancer Center leadership on matters related to the center’s core grant and advancement of strategic goals.

Gerold Bepler, M.D., Ph.D.
President & CEO, Barbara Anna Karmanos Cancer Institute
Chair of Oncology, Wayne State University School of Medicine

Dean E. Brenner, M.D.
Professor, Department of Internal Medicine
University of Michigan School of Medicine

Candace S. Johnson, Ph.D.
President & CEO, Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center
Wallace Family Chair in Translational Research
Professor of Oncology, Department of Pharmacology and Therapeutics

Karen Knudsen, Ph.D.
Director, Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center
Hilary Koprowski Chair of the Department of Cancer Biology
Philadelphia University & Thomas Jefferson University

Michelle M. LeBeau, Ph.D.
Director, University of Chicago Comprehensive Cancer Center
Arthur and Marian Edelstein Professor, Department of Medicine
University of Chicago

Karen Lu, M.D.
Sr. Vice President & Chief Medical Officer ad interim
Professor & Chair, Gynecologic Oncology and Reproductive Medicine
Taylor Wharton Distinguished Chair in Gynecologic Oncology
University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

William F. Marzluff, Ph.D.
Director, Program in Molecular Biology and Biotechnology
Associate Dean of Research
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Cheryl L. Willman, M.D.
Director & CEO, University of New Mexico Comprehensive Cancer Center
Distinguished Professor of Pathology & Internal Medicine
Maurice and Marguerite Liberman Distinguished Endowed Chair in Cancer Research
University of New Mexico School of Medicine

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