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Community Advocates Join Inclusive Excellence Steering Committee

AACI President Robert A. Winn, MD, has appointed two community advocates to the steering committee of his Inclusive Excellence Initiative.

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AACI Condemns Discrimination and Violence

AACI condemns racism, discrimination, and gun violence. We firmly believe that these intertwined issues must be confronted with a sense of urgency — just as we address cancer, infectious diseases, and other crises that impact public health.

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Accelerating Progress Against Cancer

The Association of American Cancer Institutes (AACI) represents over 100 premier academic and freestanding cancer centers in the United States and Canada. AACI is accelerating progress against cancer by enhancing the impact of academic cancer centers and promoting cancer health equity.



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Meet the President

As director of VCU Massey Comprehensive Cancer Center, Robert A. Winn, MD, is leading the nation in establishing a 21st-century model for promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion in the oncology workforce; optimizing cancer health care outcomes for all; and spearheading interdisciplinary approaches to cancer disparities research.

The fourth director of Massey since its 1975 National Cancer Institute designation, Dr. Winn oversees a center comprised of nearly 150 scientists and clinical investigators. He is nationally recognized for building trust among populations previously disenfranchised from health care or excluded or abused in research. 

Dr. Winn manages his own basic and translational research laboratory, which focuses on molecular mechanisms and novel therapeutic approaches for lung cancer and the confluence of societal and biological factors that may lead to disparities.

The recipient of numerous awards and honors, Dr. Winn received the inaugural AACI Cancer Health Equity Award in 2021. He serves on the boards of the American Cancer Society and LUNGevity Foundation.


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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.

Dr. Winn’s AACI Presidential Initiative aims to develop and promote inclusive excellence by examining methods through which AACI members can foster partnerships with like-minded organizations, government agencies, and other institutions – regionally, nationally, and globally. 

Activities proposed for the Inclusive Excellence Initiative focus on collaborative efforts to create opportunities for research, training and education, and patient navigation. The initiative will also support the continued facilitation of AACI’s annual Leadership Diversity and Development Workshop and the annual Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Summit in partnership with the Cancer Center DEI Network and the American Cancer Society.


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