Robert DuWors has spent 25 years as a research administrator in the University of California system. From 1987 to 1998, DuWors worked in the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics at the University of California, San Francisco. In this role, he oversaw a large, extramurally funded research portfolio and all departmental operations. He was also instrumental in the creation of an off-site research confederation called the UCSF Prevention Sciences Group. In 1998, he was asked to become the Associate Director of the UCSF Cancer Center and was part of the Senior Leadership Group that secured NCI-designation for UCSF. In addition to his Cancer Center role, DuWors also managed an organized research unit, the Cancer Research Institute.
In 2003, DuWors joined the JCCC and has worked closely with the other senior leaders to further develop the Center’s priorities and initiatives. DuWors is one of three non-academic members of the JCCC policy-making and management team. His responsibilities encompass financial management, personnel management, systems development, organization planning, space and facilities management, program planning and development and capital improvements.
In 2004, DuWors worked with JCCC Director Dr. Judith Gasson and Dr. Owen Witte to create the UCLA Broad Stem Cell Research Center and the JCCC Business Office continues to oversee many of its administrative and financial activities. In 2011, DuWors began working as an Assistant Vice Chancellor for Research where he works with Vice Chancellor for Research, Dr. James Economou, the former JCCC Deputy Director, on a variety of campus-wide research-related activities. In 2012, DuWors began working with Dr. Gasson in the David Geffen School of Medicine as Executive Director for Research on various research-related projects that benefit both the school and JCCC.
DuWors holds bachelor's and master's degrees in Public Administration from the University of San Francisco.