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Directors' Biographies


Judith C. Gasson

Judith Gasson, Director, JCCC

Judith C. Gasson, Ph.D., became director of UCLA's Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center (JCCC) on Sept. 15, 1995. She is a molecular biologist and is responsible for one of only 40 institutions designated as comprehensive cancer centers by the National Cancer Institute. (More...)


Dennis Slamon

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 JCCC. He is a professor of medicine, chief of the Division of Hematology/Oncology and executive vice chair for research for UCLA's Department of Medicine. (More...)


Patricia Ganz

Patricia Ganz, Director, Prevention and Control Research, and Director, Patients and Survivors Program Area

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. She currently holds an American Cancer Society Clinical Research Professorship, and is a professor in the UCLA Schools of Medicine and Public Health. (More...)


Leonard Rome

Leonard Rome, Director, Strategic Planning and Partnerships

A cell biologist and biochemist who has served on the UCLA School of Medicine faculty since he joined the Department of Biological Chemistry in 1979, Leonard Rome, Ph.D. became a full professor in 1988 and has been senior associate dean for research in the David Geffen School of Medicine since 1997. (More...)


Robert DuWors

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. DuWors is the only non-academic member of the cancer center's policy-making and management team. (More...)


Roshan Bastani

Roshan Bastani, Associate Director, Disparities Research and Co-Director, Cancer Prevention and Control Research

Roshan Bastani, Ph.D., is a health psychologist whose main research focus over the past two decades has been the study of access to health care among low income, ethnic minority and other underserved groups. She has conducted numerous community-based intervention studies designed to evaluate the most effective and efficient means of reducing cancer disparities. (More...)


Meghan Brennan

Meghan Brennan, Director, Administration, Clinical Research Unit

Meghan Brennan, 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, namely breast cancer. Brennan earned her B.S. in Nursing at Georgetown University, and completed her M.S.N. in Oncology at UCLA.  (More...)


Stephen Smale

Stephen Smale, Director, Basic/Translational Research

Stephen T. Smale, Ph.D., is a molecular immunologist and biochemist who joined the Department of Microbiology and Immunology at the UCLA School of Medicine in 1990 as an assistant professor. In 1999, he was promoted to full professor in the newly formed Department of Microbiology, Immunology and Molecular Genetics, which spans the UCLA College of Letters and Science and the David Geffen School of Medicine, and for which he is currently vice chair.  (More...)


Ken Dorshkind

Ken Dorshkind, Director, Shared Resources

Kenneth Dorshkind, Ph.D., serves as professor and vice chair for research for the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at the UCLA School of Medicine. He is also academic associate director of the Broad Stem Cell Research Center and director of the Cellular and Molecular Pathology Graduate Program.  (More...)


Michael Steinberg

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 is known for the development of multi-site radiation oncology care networks that are characterized by clinical excellence and community-based clinical research.  (More...)


Arash Naeim

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 and Geriatric Medicine at the David Geffen UCLA School of Medicine. He is also director of both the Geriatric-Oncology Research and Training Program and Hematology-Oncology Fellowship Program at UCLA, as well as a faculty Assistant Vice Chancellor of Research for Research Informatics. (More...)

Last updated: 10/17/2014 11:37:49 AM