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Dr. Michael Teitell
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Michael Teitell

Director, JCCC

Following an extensive national search, Dr. Michael Teitell was appointed as director of the UCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer on August 8, 2017. [Read more]

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Dennis Slamon

Director, Clinical/Translational Research

In addition to his role as director of Clinical/Translational Research, Dr. Dennis J. Slamon serves as director of the Revlon/UCLA Women's Cancer Research Program. [Read more]

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Patricia Ganz

Director, Prevention and Control Research

Dr. Patricia A. Ganz 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. [Read more]

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Roshan Bastani

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

Roshan Bastani is a professor in the UCLA Fielding School of Public Health and director of the UCLA Kaiser Permanente Center for Health Equity. [Read more]

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Melissa Fitzmaurice Neligan

Chief Administrative Officer

Melissa Fitzmaurice Neligan serves as the Chief Administrative Officer at the JCCC. She has devoted the last 10 years to administration of NCI-designated cancer centers. [Read more]

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Heather Christofk

Director, Basic and Translational Research

Heather Christofk is a renowned biochemist, and associate professor in the departments of Biological Chemistry and Molecular & Medical Pharmacology at the David Geffen School of Medicine. [Read more]

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Meghan Brennan

Senior Director, Oncology Clinical Research

Meghan Brennan is an oncology nurse practitioner whose professional career has spanned clinical, industry and academic based research programs and practices. [Read more]

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Zoran Galic

Director, Shared Resources

Zoran Galic is a molecular biologist and associate professor in the departments of Medicine and Hematology/Oncology at the David Geffen School of Medicine. [Read more]

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Maie St. John

Director, Cancer Research Career Enhancement

Dr. Maie St. John is a renowned otolaryngologist, and professor and Samuel and Della Pearlman Chair in the Department of Head and Neck Surgery at the David Geffen School of Medicine. [Read more]

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Michael Steinberg

Director, Clinical Affairs

Dr. Michael Steinberg is professor and chair of the Department of Radiation Oncology at the David Geffen School of Medicine, and whose professional career spans private, corporate and academic practice. [Read more]

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Arash Naeim

Director, Informatics

Dr. Arash Naeim is a health professional whose career has spanned a combination of health services, informatics and policy and care issues. [Read more]

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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. [Read more]