publication date: Dec. 12, 2014

Gage Named CFO of MD Anderson Cancer Center


WELDON GAGE was named vice president and chief financial officer of MD Anderson Cancer Center, effective Jan. 12, 2015.

Gage began as a financial analyst at MD Anderson in 1999 and rose to associate director of strategic finance before becoming vice president for finance at Texas Children’s Hospital, where he served from 2005 to 2012.

In 2012, Gage joined Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin as the organization’s chief financial officer, where he connected financial planning with the organization’s strategic plan, and launched a transformation of the hospital’s financial reporting and analytics program.

Both Texas Children’s Hospital and Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin implemented the Epic electronic medical records system during Gage’s tenure, and he will help MD Anderson continue to implement its new electronic health record system.


MARCELO BENTO SOARES was named senior associate dean for research at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria.

Soares is currently director of the Cancer Biology and Epigenomics Program at the Stanley Manne Children’s Research Institute, and the scientific director of the Falk Brain Tumor Center at the Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital.

He is known for his contributions to the Human Genome Project, and in particular for his work for the development of publicly available databases of Expressed Sequence Tags. Over the last 15 years, Soares has focused on cancer research, including chondrosarcoma, osteosarcoma, breast cancer, prostate cancer, and most especially pediatric brain tumors.

Soares will provide direct research and academic leadership, oversee recruitment of new researchers to Peoria and develop existing investigators to strengthen the basic science research at … Continue reading 40-46 Gage Named CFO of MD Anderson Cancer Center

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