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SCIENTIFIC ADVISORY BOARD

MEDICAL PROFESSIONALS.

The Scientific Advisory Board is comprised of a group of doctors whose primary task is to review and evaluate research grant requests submitted to Cancer League for funding each year. Their dedication and commitment enable the League to award its research grant funds to the most qualified researchers for the most highly prioritized projects in the state of Colorado.


Once again, Cancer League has assembled a top-flight group of medical professionals for evaluating research grant requests. Our independent Scientific Advisory Board is one of the key elements that distinguishes Cancer League of Colorado from nearly all other cancer funding organizations.

SPRING and FALL 2023  SCIENTIFIC ADVISORY BOARD

BENJAMIN BITLER, PhD, CHAIR

Assistant Professor, 

Kay L. Dunton Endowed Memorial Professorship in Ovarian Cancer Research, OB/GYN Department

Division of Reproductive Sciences

University of Colorado Denver

 

LEONARD MICHAEL GLODE, MD 

Professor Emeritus, University of Colorado

President, Aurora Oncology, Inc.

Urologic Oncology

Shaw Cancer Center

 

RYAN LANNING, MD, PhD 

Assistant Professor

 Department of Radiation Oncology

University of Colorado Denver

 

TAKAMITSU KATO, PhD

Associate Professor

Department of Environmental & Radiological Health Sciences

Colorado State University

 

MICHAEL LEIBOWITZ, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor, Oncology

Children’s Hospital

University of Colorado, School of Medicine

 

JESSICA MCDERMOTT, MD, MSCS

Assistant Professor of Medicine

Division of Medical Oncology

University of Colorado Cancer Center

 

TIN TIN SU, PhD

Professor (with Tenure)

CSO, SuviCa; Co-Program Leader

University of Colorado Cancer Center

 

RAJEEV VIBHAKAR, M.D., Ph.D., M.P.H.

Cancer League of Colorado Chair

Professor| Pediatrics and Neurosurgery

Program Leader, Pediatric Neuro-Oncology

Morgan Adam’s Foundation Brain Tumor Research Program

University of Colorado School of Medicine &

Center for Cancer & Blood Disorders

Children’s Hospital Colorado

 

ELLEN VOLKER, MD, MSPH, FCCP

Director of Interventional Pulmonology Associate Professor of Medicine 

National Jewish Health

 

ZACHARY WATSON, PhD

Instructor

Division of Reproductive sciences

Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology

University of Colorado Denver

 

CLAUDIA WIESE, PhD

Associate Professor

Colorado State University

 

MATTHEW WITKOWSKI, PhD

Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics

Hematology/Oncology/

Bone Marrow Transplant Laboratories

University of Colorado 

SPRING and FALL 2022  SCIENTIFIC ADVISORY BOARD

 

TRACI R. LYONS, PhD   CHAIR

Associate Professor

Department of Medicine

Division of Medical Oncology

University of Colorado Denver

 

NAUSICA ARNOULT, PhD 

Assistant Professor

Boettcher Investigator

University of Colorado Boulder

MCDB -University of Colorado Boulder

 

BENJAMIN BITLER, PhD   

Assistant Professor,

Kay L. Dunton Endowed Memorial Professorship

In Ovarian Cancer Research,

OB/GYN Department

Division of Reproductive Sciences

University of Colorado Denver

 

SENTHILINATH  LAKSHMANA

CHETTY, PhD 

 Postdoctoral Fellow

University of Colorado School of Medicine

 

KASEY COUTS, PhD  

Assistant Professor

Co-Director, CU Center for Rare Melanomas

Department of Medicine, Division of Medical Oncology

University of Colorado Denver

 

DAWN L. DUVAL, PhD   

Professor, Department of Clinical Sciences

College of Veterinary Medicine and

Biomedical Sciences

Colorado State University

 

KELLY ELIZABETH FAULK (MCCRANN), MD MSCS  

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics

Children’s Hospital Colorado

 

ROBERTO GIANANI, MD, FCAP

Assistant Professor of Pathology

Flagship Biosciences Denver

 

ADAM L. GREEN, MD   

Associate Professor of Pediatrics,

University of Colorado School of Medicine

University of Colorado Denver

 

JAMES RICHARD HAGMAN, MS, PhD 

Professor Emeritus

Dept. of Immunology and Genomic Medicine

National Jewish Health Denver

 

MARK ERIC KOHLER, MD, PhD 

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics

Children’s Hospital Colorado

University of Colorado School of Medicine

 

ALISA B. LEE-SHERICK, MD 

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics

Children’s Hospital

University of Colorado Denver

 

CHRISTINA LISK, PhD

Post-Doctoral Fellow,

National Jewish Health Denver

 

JAC  A. NICKOLOFF, PhD 

Professor, Dept. of Environmental and Radiological Health Sciences

433 Molecular and Radiological Biosciences

Colorado State University

 

PHILIP OWENS, PhD  

Assistant Professor, Department of Pathology

Research Care Specialist/

Department of Veterans Affairs

University of Colorado Denver

 

DANIEL POLLYEA, MD  

Associate Professor of Medicine

Clinical Director of Leukemia Services

Robert H. Allen MD Endowed Chair in Hematology Research

University of Colorado School of Medicine

 

ERIN SCHENK, MD,  PhD   

Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine

Division of Medical Oncology

University of Colorado School of Medicine

 

YIQUN G. SHELLMAN, PhD  

Associate Professor, University of Colorado

Anschutz Medical Campus

School of Medicine, Department of Dermatology

University of Colorado Denver

 

MATTHEW J. SIKORA, PhD 

Assistant Professor

Department of Pathology

University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus

SUJATHA VENKATARAMAN, PhD 

Assistant Research Professor

Department of Pediatrics

University of Colorado, Denver

 

REEMA WAHDAN-ALASWAD, PhD

Instructor, Department of Pathology

University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus

 

YUWEN ZHU, PhD  

Assistant Professor

Division of Surgical Oncology

Department Of Surgery,

University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus

FALL 2021  SCIENTIFIC ADVISORY BOARD

SIDDHARTHA S. MITRA, Ph.D,  CHAIR

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics

Section PediatricHematology/Oncology/BMT

Children’s Hospital Colorado

University of Colorado Denver

 

STEVEN DOW, Ph.D.

Professor, Department of Clinical Sciences

College of Veterinary Medicine and

Biomedical Sciences

Colorado State University

 

DAWN L. DUVAL, Ph.D.

Professor, Department of Clinical Sciences

College of Veterinary Medicine and

Biomedical Sciences

Colorado State University

 

ADAM L. GREEN, M.D.

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics,

University of Colorado School of Medicine

University of Colorado

 Anschutz Medical Campus

 

MARK ERIC KOHLER, M.D., Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics

Children’s Hospital Colorado

University of Colorado School of Medicine

 

CHRISTINA LISK, Ph.D.

Post-Doctoral Fellow,

National Jewish Health

 

DANIEL PATRICK REGAN, DVM, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Pathology

Flint Animal Cancer Center

Dept. Of Microbiology, Immunology, and Pathology

Colorado State University


KENT RIEMONDY, Jr. Ph.D.

Research Instuctor,

Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Genetics

University of Colorado Denver

 

MERCEDES RINCON, Ph.D.

Professor, Department of Immunology

 and Microbiology

University of Colorado Denver

 

ELENA SHAGISULTANOVA, M.D., Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Medical Oncology

University of Colorado  Anschutz Cancer Center

 

YIQUN G. SHELLMAN, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, University of Colorado

Anschutz Medical Campus

 

ALISA B. LEE SHERICK, M.D.

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics

Childen’s Hospital

University of Colorado 

Anschutz Medical Campus

 

LINDA F VAN DYK, Ph.D.               

Professor and Vice-Chair,

 Department of Immunology and Microbiology

University of Colorado School of Medicine

 

SUJATHA VENKATARAMAN, Ph.D.

Assistant Research Professor

University of Colorado, Denver

 

YUWEN ZHU, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Division of GI, Tumor and Endocrine

Dept. Of Surgery,

University of Colorado Anschutz 

Medical Campus

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