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Kenneth Dorshkind

Interim Director, JCCC

Kenneth Dorshkind, Ph.D., was appointed as Interim Director of UCLA’s Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center on October 1, 2015.

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Dennis Slamon

Director, Clinical/Translational Research

In addition to his role as director of Clinical/Translational Research, Dennis J. Slamon, M.D., Ph.D., serves as director of the Revlon/UCLA Women's Cancer Research Program at the Jonsson Cancer Center.

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Patricia Ganz

Director, Prevention and Control Research, and Director, Patients and Survivors Program

Patricia A. Ganz, M.D., is a medical oncologist who has spent the past 20 years doing systematic research on the health-related quality of life impact of cancer and its treatment.

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Robert DuWors

Deputy Director, Administration and Planning

Robert DuWors comes to JCCC from the University of California, San Francisco, Cancer Center and Research Institute, where he served as associate director of administration and finance for five years.

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Roshan Bastani

Director, Disparities Research and Co-Director, Prevention and Control Research

Roshan Bastani, Ph.D., is a health psychologist whose research focus over the past two decades has been the study of access to healthcare among low income, minority and underserved populations.

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Meghan Brennan

Director, Research, Clinical Research Unit

Meghan Brennan, Ph.D., R.N., M.S.N., O.N.P., is an oncology nursing practitioner, whose professional career has spanned clinical, industry and academic based research and practice. Her area of expertise has been focused on solid tumors in adults.

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Michael Teitell

Director, Basic/Translational Research

Michael Teitell, M.D., Ph.D., is a molecular immunologist and biochemist who joined the faculty at UCLA as an assistant professor and chief of the Division of Pediatric and Neonatal Pathology in the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine in 1999.

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Steven Bensinger

Director, Shared Resources

Steven J. Bensinger, V.M.D., Ph.D., is a molecular immunologist and biochemist who joined the Institute for Molecular Medicine at UCLA in 2008.

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Michael Steinberg

Director, Clinical Affairs

Michael Steinberg, M.D., is professor and chair of the Department of Radiation Oncology at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. His professional career spans private, corporate and academic practice and he is known for the development of multi-site oncology care networks.

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Arash Naeim

Director, Informatics

Arash Naeim, M.D., Ph.D., is a health professional whose career has spanned a combination of health services, informatics and policy and care issues. He currently serves as Associate Professor of Medicine in the divisions of Hematology-Oncology.

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Margaret Steele

Executive Director, Jonsson Cancer Center Foundation

Margaret Steele is a senior management executive with nearly 30 years of experience in management and fundraising for non-profit organizations.