publication date: Feb. 22, 2019
Conversation with The Cancer Letter
Caryn Lerman on leading USC Norris: Team science is where breakthroughs emerge
Incoming director of USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center; John H. Glick Professor for Cancer Research, Vice dean for strategic initiatives, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania
Caryn Lerman was named director of USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center.
When she reports to work at USC on March 15, Lerman will be the only behavioral scientist to lead an NCI-designated cancer center. She also will hold the position of professor of psychiatry and the behavioral sciences at the Keck School of Medicine of USC.
“I would say that the most effective leaders with whom I’ve had the privilege to work share certain attributes: honesty, transparency, integrity,” said Lerman, the John H. Glick Professor for Cancer Research and vice dean for strategic initiatives at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania.
“Central to leading a cancer center, or any institution for that matter, is having leadership agility and the ability to build relationships and teams to accomplish your collective goals,” Lerman said.
“Given the importance of relationships, why not an expert in behavior?”
Lerman’s cancer prevention research has spanned the fields of neuroscience, pharmacology, genetics, and behavioral science.
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