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May 2023 Member News

May 23, 2023

NRG Oncology, a National Cancer Institute (NCI) National Clinical Trials Network (NTCN) group, announced the appointed leadership of the organization’s new Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Committee, including Eleanor Walker, MD, who was appointed the NRG DEI Committee vice chair. 
Shellie Ellis, PhD, was awarded a $1.2 million R01 grant from NCI to test an intervention she and her colleagues designed known as TEAMSPORT (Multi-TEAM Systems Framework Precision Oncology Reflex Testing). 
Atrium Health announced that Ruben A. Mesa, MD, FACP, was named president and executive director of its cancer service line—which includes both Atrium Health Levine Cancer Institute and Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist Comprehensive Cancer Center—and vice dean for Cancer Programs at Wake Forest University School of Medicine. 
Jaime Merchán, MMedSc, MD, is the new co-leader of the Translational and Clinical Oncology Research Program at Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, which is part of UHealth – University of Miami Health System. 
In Memoriam 
Roy H. Decker, MD, PhD; Anil Kapoor, MD, FRCSC; Susan Samson, MA, MPH  
The ASCO Post contributed reporting.

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