Allison S. Betof, MD, PhD
The American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) issued congratulations to Allison S. Betof, MD, PhD, on her election to Chairperson-elect of the Associate Member Council (AMC) of AACR. Dr. Betof assumed office at the AACR Annual Meeting earlier this month and will serve as Chairperson-elect from 2017–2018. Dr. Betof is a medical oncology fellow at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York. She will become AMC Chairperson in 2018–2019.
The Associate Member Council was established by AACR in 1993 to help in cultivating the next generation of cancer researchers. On behalf of the AACR, the Associate Member Council extended further congratulations to four other individuals elected to join the council this year. These new Council members also took office at the AACR Annual Meeting and will serve a 3-year term.
The four new members of the AMC selected to take office in April 2017 are Renée de Leeuw, PhD, Kelsey R. Hampton, BS, Robert T. Jones, BS, and Neil Vasan, MD.
Dr. de Leeuw is a postdoctoral fellow in cancer biology at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia; Ms. Hampton is a graduate student in the Departments of Molecular and Integrative Physiology and Cancer Biology at the University of Kansas Medical Center in Kansas City. Mr. Jones is an MD-PhD student in the Medical Scientist Training Program at the University of Colorado School of Medicine in Aurora, Colorado; and Dr. Vasan is Chief Fellow in Medical Oncology at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York.
The Associate Member Council serves as a link between the AACR board and associate members and contributes to the development of AACR programs in a substantive way. ■