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LDDI Paper Published

In 2021, AACI surveyed members on diversity in cancer center leadership. A group led by Dr. Caryn Lerman, AACI president and director of USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center, shared the results of this study in "Leadership Diversity and Development in the Nation’s Cancer Centers," published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute.

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2022 AACI/CCAF Annual Meeting

Register today for the 2022 AACI/CCAF Annual Meeting, October 2-4, at the InterContinental at the Plaza, Kansas City.

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LDDI Workshop

Registration is now open for AACI's new Leadership Diversity and Development Initiative Workshop, November 8-9 at the Loews Chicago O'Hare Hotel in Rosemont, IL.

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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, COVID-19, and other crises that impact public health.

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Accelerating Progress Against Cancer

The Association of American Cancer Institutes (AACI) represents 104 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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Acting as a network for research leaders, Clinical Research Innovation (CRI) promotes the efficient operation of clinical research facilities at AACI cancer centers.

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The AACI Government Relations Forum facilitates an improved understanding of policy issues as they pertain to cancer prevention, treatment, and survivorship.

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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.

For her presidential initiative, Caryn Lerman, PhD, is focusing on leadership development within AACI cancer centers, with an emphasis on diversity.
 

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