publication date: Jul. 28, 2017

In Brief

Carlos Arteaga to head UT Southwestern Simmons Comprehensive Cancer Center

Carlos Arteaga, a breast cancer expert, was named director of the Harold C. Simmons Comprehensive Cancer Center at UT Southwestern Medical Center.

His appointment begins Sept. 1.

Arteaga comes to UT Southwestern from the Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center, where he has been on faculty since 1989.

At Vanderbilt, he serves as director of the Center for Cancer Targeted Therapies and the Breast Cancer Program, associate director for Translational & Clinical Research, and professor of medicine (oncology) and cancer biology. He also holds the Donna S. Hall Chair in Breast Cancer.

Arteaga led a research program that included a long-standing NCI Specialized Programs of Research Excellence award in breast cancer research, along with research into drug-resistance in breast cancer and genotype-driven trials in cancer care.

At UT Southwestern, Arteaga also will serve as associate dean for the oncology program at UT Southwestern Medical School and will hold the Lisa K. Simmons Distinguished Chair in Comprehensive Oncology.

UT Southwestern receives more than $100 million annually for cancer research from NCI and other NIH and peer-reviewed funding agencies, as well as the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas.

 

Larry Copeland appointed president of GOG Foundation

Philip DiSaia resigned as president of the GOG Foundation Inc. and as one of the three group chairs of NRG Oncology.

Larry Copeland was named president of the GOG Foundation. Copeland is a professor of obstetrics and gynecology at The Ohio State University College of Medicine and former vice president at the GOG Foundation.

Robert Mannel has assumed the role of vice president and board chair. Mannel is director of Stephenson Cancer Center and professor, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Oklahoma Health Science Center.

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