AACI Committees

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AACI members have the opportunity to participate on committees organized around their interests and expertise. Committees focus on clinical topics as well as finance, government relations, and coordinating the AACI/CCAF Annual Meeting.

Annual Meeting Program

The Annual Meeting Program Committee develops the agenda for the important yearly meeting of AACI's membership.

Chair - Robert A. Winn, MD
VCU Massey Cancer Center
S. Gail Eckhardt, MD, FASCO
Livestrong Cancer Institutes, The University of Texas at Austin, Dell Medical School
Matthew Huesser, MBA, DBA
Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center at Jefferson Health
Caryn Lerman, PhD
USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center
Jennifer W. Pegher, MA
Association of American Cancer Institutes
Anil K. Rustgi, MD
Herbert Irving Comprehensive Cancer Center, Columbia University Irving Medical Center
Julia C. Schaum, MS
Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center
Katherine Shumate, MPA, CCRP
UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center
Cornelia Ulrich, PhD, MS
Huntsman Cancer Institute, University of Utah
Robert H. Vonderheide, MD, DPhil
Abramson Cancer Center of the University of Pennsylvania
Jane Welter, MBA
Mayo Clinic Cancer Center

CAR T

The CAR T Initiative Steering Committee helps guide and implement CAR T-cell therapy programs at AACI member centers across North America.
Chair - Joseph McGuirk, DO, FACP
The University of Kansas Cancer Center
Lihua Elizabeth Budde, MD, PhD
City of Hope Comprehensive Cancer Center
Matthew H. Carabasi, MD
Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center at Jefferson Health
Clint L. Divine, MBA, MSM
The University of Kansas Cancer Center
Helen Heslop, MD
Dan L Duncan Comprehensive Cancer Center at Baylor College of Medicine
Brian T. Hill, MD, PhD
Cleveland Clinic Cancer Center
Frederick L. Locke, MD
Moffitt Cancer Center
Kunle Odunsi, MD, PhD, FRCOG, FACOG
The University of Chicago Medicine Comprehensive Cancer Center
Sheila Ouverson, MPA
Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center, University of Iowa
Miguel-Angel Perales, MD
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
David L. Porter, MD
Abramson Cancer Center of the University of Pennsylvania
Peter Riedell, MD
The University of Chicago Medicine Comprehensive Cancer Center
Sam Sharf, RN, BSN, NE-BC, CHTC
UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Joseph Uberti, MD, PhD
Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute, Wayne State University

Clinical Research

The Clinical Research Innovation (CRI) Steering Committee guides and implements activities that encourage best practices and efficient use of resources and operations in cancer center clinical research facilities.
 

Chair - Theresa L. Werner, MD
Huntsman Cancer Institute, University of Utah
Tiffany Colvin, CCRC
University of Colorado Cancer Center
Thomas J. George, Jr., MD, FACP
University of Florida Health Cancer Center
Janie Hofacker, RN, BSN, MS
Association of American Cancer Institutes
Collette M. Houston
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Kimberly F. Kerstann, PhD
Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University
Tara L. Lin, MD
The University of Kansas Cancer Center
Patricia M. LoRusso, DO, PhD
Yale Cancer Center, Yale School of Medicine
Melissa Anne Nashawati, MPA
Mays Cancer Center at UT Health San Antonio MD Anderson
Bhanu Pappu, PhD, MHA
UPMC Hillman Cancer Center
Michael Sainz
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Norris Cotton Cancer Center
Anne Schnatterly, MBA, BSN, RN, CCRP
WVU Cancer Institute

Finance and Investment

The Finance and Investment Committee oversees the development and implementation of all policies related to AACI's finances and expenditures. It reviews investment performance and advises on AACI's asset portfolio, makes fiscal recommendations to the AACI Board of Directors, and arranges for the audit of AACI's financial records.
Chair - Jeff A. Walker, MBA
Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center
David M. Gosky, MA, MBA
The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center - James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute
Gregory A. McDonald, CPA
Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center
Patrick O'Brien, MBA
Fox Chase Cancer Center, Temple Health
Joanna Weiss, CPA
Moffitt Cancer Center

Government Relations

The Government Relations Forum Steering Committee monitors public policy activities impacting cancer centers.
Chair - John DeMuro
Moffitt Cancer Center
David B. Brown, MSHA
USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center
James Kennedy
Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center
Alex M. Krigstein
University of Florida Health Cancer Center
Catherine Liao
Duke Cancer Institute, Duke University Medical Center
Peter J. Mackler
City of Hope Comprehensive Cancer Center
Jill Homer Stewart
The Jackson Laboratory Cancer Center
Matthew Swaback
Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center at Jefferson Health

Leadership Development 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. Caryn Lerman's initiative will focus on leadership development with an emphasis on diversity.

Chair - Caryn Lerman, PhD
USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center
David M. Gosky, MA, MBA
The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center - James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute
Chanita Hughes Halbert, PhD
USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center
Roy A. Jensen, MD
The University of Kansas Cancer Center
Kelvin Lee, MD
Indiana University Melvin and Bren Simon Comprehensive Cancer Center
Kunle Odunsi, MD, PhD, FRCOG, FACOG
The University of Chicago Medicine Comprehensive Cancer Center
Elisa Rodriguez, PhD, MS
Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center
Yolanda Sanchez, PhD
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Norris Cotton Cancer Center
Reuben J. Shaw, PhD
Salk Institute Cancer Center
George J. Weiner, MD
Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center, University of Iowa
Cheryl L. Willman, MD
Mayo Clinic Cancer Center

Network Care

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. Stanton L. Gerson's Network Care Initiative aimed to develop a standardized roadmap for managing cancer center networks.
 

Chair - Stanton L. Gerson, MD
Case Comprehensive Cancer Center
Louis B. Harrison, MD, FASTRO
Moffitt Cancer Center
Randall F. Holcombe, MD, MBA
The University of Vermont Cancer Center
Laura Hutchins, MD
UAMS Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute
Patrick J. Loehrer, Sr., MD
Indiana University Melvin and Bren Simon Comprehensive Cancer Center
Daniel T. Mulkerin, MD
University of Wisconsin Carbone Cancer Center
W. Thomas Purcell, MD, PhD, MBA
University of Colorado Cancer Center
Lois Teston, MD
Case Comprehensive Cancer Center
George J. Weiner, MD
Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center, University of Iowa
Louis M. Weiner, MD
Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center

Nominating

The Nominating Committee meets each year to indentify ndividuals among the member institutions who are best qualified to serve on the AACI Board of Directors.

Chair - Laurie H. Glimcher, MD
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Harvard Medical School
Roy A. Jensen, MD
The University of Kansas Cancer Center
Kunle Odunsi, MD, PhD, FRCOG, FACOG
The University of Chicago Medicine Comprehensive Cancer Center

Physician Clinical Leadership

The Physicial Clinical Leadership Initiative (PCLI) Steering Committee oversees PCLI and identifies initiative participants from AACI cancer centers and other likeminded organizations.

Chair - Claire F. Verschraegen, MS, MD, FACP
The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center - James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute
Taher Abu Hejleh, MBBS, MS
Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center, University of Iowa
Steven R. Alberts, MD, MPH
Mayo Clinic Cancer Center
Julie R. Brahmer, MD
Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center at Johns Hopkins University
Andrew E. Chapman, DO, FACP
Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center at Jefferson Health
David Gaffney, MD
Huntsman Cancer Institute, University of Utah
Carrie Lee, MD, MPH
UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Merry Jennifer Markham, MD, FACP
University of Florida Health Cancer Center
Karen L. Reckamp, MD, MS
Cedars-Sinai Cancer
Charles J. Ryan, MD
Masonic Cancer Center, University of Minnesota
Julie Ann Sosa, MD, MA, FACS, MAMSE, FSSO
UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center
John Sweetenham, MD, FRCP, FACP, FASCO
Simmons Comprehensive Cancer Center, UT Southwestern Medical Center