|Cancer Center Announces Leadership Transitions|
The University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) Comprehensive Cancer Center has announced two leadership transitions among its senior cabinet and research programs.
James Bonner, M.D., has joined the senior leadership team as Chair of the Department of Radiation Oncology and Senior Advisor to the Director. Dr. Bonner holds the Merle M. Salter Endowed Chair in Radiation Oncology and has served as chair of the department since joining the UAB faculty in 1998. He has also served as co-leader of the Cancer Center’s Experimental Therapeutics Program for the past decade.
Andres Forero, M.D., will now co-lead the Experimental Therapeutics Program with alongside Christopher Klug, Ph.D. Dr. Forero also leads the Cancer Center’s Clinical Protocol and Data Management Shared Facility, a position he has held since 2000.
“The Cancer Center is fortunate to have the leadership and expertise of both Dr. Bonner and Dr. Forero,” said Edward Partridge, M.D., Cancer Center director. “I look forward to working with both of them as we accomplish great things for the Cancer Center.”
The UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center is among the 40 cancer centers in the nation to meet the stringent criteria for the National Cancer Institute's comprehensive designation. The center is a leader in groundbreaking research, reducing cancer disparities and leading-edge patient care.
April 5, 2010
James Bonner, M.D.
Andres Forero, M.D.