Jan. 14, 2019

Winship names new program and center leaders

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Mylin Torres, MD, the Louisa and Rand Glenn Family Chair in Breast Cancer Research and Associate Professor of Radiation Oncology, will serve as co-leader of its Cancer Prevention Control Research Program, effective February 1, 2019.

Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University (Winship) has announced that Mylin Torres, MD, the Louisa and Rand Glenn Family Chair in Breast Cancer Research and Associate Professor of Radiation Oncology, will serve as co-leader of its Cancer Prevention Control Research (CPC) Program, effective February 1, 2019. Torres will follow Andrew Miller, MD, the William P. Timmie Professor of Psychiatry and Vice Chair of Research in the Department of Psychiatry, in the role, allowing Miller to focus on his own research and his departmental leadership roles.

Torres joins Timothy L. Lash, DSc, the Rollins Professor and Chair of Epidemiology, in leading the CPC Program, a program which coordinates and promotes all cancer prevention and control-related research activities within Winship.

A national search has been launched for an outstanding faculty leader to follow Torres in her current role as director of Winship's Glenn Family Breast Center, a position she has held for the past three years. Also effective February 1, 2019, Cletus Arciero, MD, Associate Professor of surgery and a breast cancer surgical oncologist, will assume directorship of the Glenn Family Breast Center on an interim basis.

"Winship is appreciative of the extraordinary leadership provided by Mylin, Andy, and Cletus in their important roles," says Walter J. Curran, Jr., MD, Winship Executive Director. "Our research programs and centers are at the heart of our mission and central to our National Cancer Institute comprehensive cancer center designation."

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