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Research Executive Advisory Committee

The Research Executive Advisory Committee is focused on research-related issues. Robert L. Ferris, MD, PhD, Director of the UPMC Hillman Cancer Center, serves as chair of this committee, which also includes Hillman leaders who have responsibilities for academic and research activities. The Research Executive Advisory Committee meets twice per month to discuss a broad range of research issues, including: basic, translational, and clinical research; overall strategic planning to achieve future goals; and assessment of needs and opportunities for recruitment and infrastructure development.

Robert L. Ferris, MD, PhD Director, UPMC Hillman Cancer Center; Hillman Professor of Oncology; Co-Director, Tumor Microenvironment Center; Associate Vice-Chancellor for Cancer Research; Professor of Otolaryngology, of Immunology, and of Radiation Oncology, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Michael Becich, MD, PhD Chair and Distinguished Professor, Department of Biomedical Informatics; Professor of Pathology, Information Sciences/Telecommunications, and Clinical/Translational Sciences; Associate Director, Cancer Informatics; Associate Director, Clinical and Translational Science Institute, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Dana Bovbjerg, PhD Leader, Biobehavioral Oncology Program, UPMC Hillman Cancer Center; Professor of Psychiatry, Psychology, and Behavioral and Community Health Sciences, and Clinical and Translational Sciences, University of Pittsburgh
Adam Brufsky, MD, PhD Associate Director, Translational Research, UPMC Hillman Cancer Center; Associate Chief, Hematology-Oncology, UPMC; Professor of Medicine, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Edward Chu, MD Deputy Director, UPMC Hillman Cancer Center; Chief, Division of Hematology-Oncology; Co-Leader, Hillman Cancer Therapeutics Program; Professor of Medicine and Pharmacology & Chemical Biology, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Maryann Donovan, PhD, MPH Associate Director, Research Administration, UPMC Hillman Cancer Center; Assistant Professor of Pathology, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Linda M. McAllister-Lucas, MD, PhD Chief of Service, Hematology/Oncology, Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC; Associate Professor of Pediatrics, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Patrick Moore, MD, MPH Leader, Cancer Virology Program, UPMC Hillman Cancer Center; Distinguished Professor of Microbiology & Molecular Genetics and Pittsburgh Foundation Chair in Innovative Cancer Research, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine; American Cancer Society Professor
Daniel P. Normolle, PhD Director, Biostatistics Facility, UPMC Hillman Cancer Center; Associate Professor of Biostatistics, University of Pittsburgh
Shivendra V. Singh, PhD Associate Director, Basic Research, UPMC Hillman Cancer Center; Professor of Pharmacology & Chemical Biology, and Urology, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Bennett Van Houten, PhD Co-Leader, Molecular and Cellular Cancer Biology Program, UPMC Hillman Cancer Center; Richard M. Cyert Professor of Molecular Oncology, and Professor of Pharmacology & Chemical Biology, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Jian-Min Yuan, MD, PhD Associate Director, Cancer Control and Population Sciences, UPMC Hillman Cancer Center; Co-Leader, Hillman Cancer Epidemiology and Prevention Program; Professor, Department of Epidemiology, University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health
Herbert J. Zeh III, MD Associate Director, Clinical Investigation, UPMC Hillman Cancer Center; Professor of Surgery, the Watson Endowed Chair and Chief of the Division of Gastrointestinal Surgical Oncology, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine; Co-Director, Pancreatic Cancer Center, UPMC
Lin Zhang, PhD Professor of Pharmacology & Chemical Biology, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine