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Lerman Takes the Reins as AACI President

Caryn Lerman, PhD, is the new president of the Association of American Cancer Institutes. Dr. Lerman joined the AACI Board of Directors in 2019 and was elected vice president/president-elect in 2020. She will formally announce her presidential initiative at the 2021 AACI/CCAF Annual Meeting in October.

 

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AACI Statement

Racism is a Public Health Crisis

AACI condemns racism, discrimination, and gun violence, and urges policymakers and other stakeholders to confront these issues as public health crises. Prompted by recent acts of violence against the Asian-American community, AACI continues to promote health equity and stand against systemic racism.

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13th Annual AACI CRI Meeting

Registration is now open for the 13th Annual AACI CRI Annual Meeting, which will take place July 13-15 in a virtual format.

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The Association of American Cancer Institutes (AACI) comprises 102 premier academic and freestanding cancer centers in the United States and Canada. AACI is accelerating progress against cancer by empowering North America's leading cancer centers in their shared mission to alleviate suffering.

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Meet the President

Caryn Lerman, PhD, is the director of University of Southern California (USC) Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center in Los Angeles and the associate dean for cancer programs and the H. Leslie and Elaine S. Hoffman Professor in Cancer Research at Keck School of Medicine of USC. She joined the AACI Board of Directors in 2019 and was elected vice president/president-elect in 2020.

Dr. Lerman’s experience in cancer center leadership spans more than 20 years. Internationally recognized for cancer prevention research that bridges the fields of genomics, pharmacology, and population science, she has deep knowledge of multiple frameworks of cancer discovery and innovation from basic and translational/clinical science to population-based research and biotechnology. A major focus of her research is on biology-driven science to reduce cancer risk behaviors.
 

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Presidential Initiative

The AACI Presidential Initiative allows the president of AACI's Board of Directors to formalize a special project of broad interest and value to AACI members during their two-year term.

Caryn Lerman, PhD, will formally announce her presidential initiative at the 2021 AACI/CCAF Annual Meeting in October.

 

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