April 04, 2017
Greetings! I am proud to announce that Michael A. Caligiuri, MD, director of The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center and CEO of the James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute (OSUCCC – James), has become president of the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) for a one-year term that began this morning at the AACR annual meeting in Washington, D.C.
Dr. Caligiuri is the first person from Ohio State ever to be elected as president of the AACR, which was founded in 1907 and ranks today as the world’s first and largest professional organization dedicated to advancing cancer research. As president, Dr. Caligiuri will work with the AACR’s board of directors and its more than 37,000 members from over 100 countries to further the AACR mission of preventing and curing cancer through research, education, communication and collaboration. Specifically, he will focus on cancer health disparities and the power of big data to transform cancer care.
Dr. Caligiuri, who has spent the past year as AACR president-elect, is an internationally renowned cancer researcher, administrator and educator who has helped lead the OSUCCC – James to global prominence since he was recruited to Ohio State in 1997 as a professor of internal medicine and associate director for clinical research at the OSUCCC – James. He was named director of the OSUCCC in 2003 and also became CEO of The James in 2008. In addition, he holds the John L. Marakas Nationwide Insurance Enterprise Foundation Chair in Cancer Research.
Please join me in congratulating him on becoming president of the AACR and in wishing him well as he works to advance its mission, which aligns directly with the OSUCCC – James vision of creating a cancer-free world.
Jeff Walker, MBA
Chief Operating Officer and Sr. Executive Director for Administration
The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center –
Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute
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