Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University has named Lawrence Boise, PhD, as its new associate director for education and training. Boise is professor and vice chair for basic research in the Department of Hematology and Medical Oncology.
A renowned multiple myeloma researcher, Boise serves as interim leader of Winship's Cancer Genetics and Epigenetics Research Program. In his new role as associate director, Boise will lead and coordinate research education, training, and mentorship activities at the cancer center as well as cultivate additional cancer-specific educational opportunities across the spectrum of learners.
"Winship is extremely fortunate to have such a talented leader as Larry assuming this critical leadership role," says Walter J. Curran, Jr., MD, executive director of Winship. "The depth and breadth of his expertise as a cancer researcher will benefit his new leadership role in educating and training future generations."
Boise has longstanding funding from the National Cancer Institute as well as the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation. He is also the contact principal investigator on a multi-PI training grant to support graduate student training in biochemistry, cell and developmental biology from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences (NIGMS).