June McKoy, MD, MPH, JD, LLM, MBA, Associate Professor of Medicine and Preventive Medicine at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine and Director of Geriatric Oncology for the Lurie Cancer Center, has been selected by National Cancer Institute (NCI) Director, Douglas Lowy, MD, to join the Council of Research Advocates (NCRA).
Dr. McKoy is a member of the Institute for Public Health and Medicine at Northwestern University. She is also Program Director for the Geriatric Medicine Fellowship at Northwestern’s McGaw Medical Center. A member of the Illinois Cancer Partnership, she cofounded the Senior Oncology Outcomes Advocacy and Research (SOAR) Program at Lurie and coleads Northwestern Medicine’s Geriatric Fracture Program. She has worked collaboratively with the city of Chicago in its efforts to meet World Health Organization age-friendly standards.
The NCRA is a federal advisory committee. NCRA members are chosen for their expert knowledge of issues of importance to the cancer research community.
The NCRA focuses on matters that facilitate research and often identifies and responds to challenges facing the NCI at the request of NCI leadership. In addition, NCRA members bring their unique skills and perspectives by identifying new approaches, promoting innovation, recognizing unforeseen risks or barriers, and identifying unintended consequences that could result from NCI decisions. The NCRA focuses on enhancing community input, optimizing community outreach, and promoting strong collaboration to improve research outcomes.
To see a full list of NCRA members, visit http://www.cancer.gov/aboutnci/organization/oar/ncra. ■