UPMC Hillman Cancer Center Committee for Excellence in Cancer Education and Training

The Committee for Excellence in Cancer Education and Training meets quarterly to review the breadth, depth, accessibility, and effectiveness of available education and training opportunities and to develop recommendations regarding potential new offerings.

Chris Bakkenist, PhD (Chair) Associate Director, Education and Training, UPMC Hillman Cancer Center; Associate Professor of Radiation Oncology, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
David Boone, PhD Vice Chair and Director, HCC Academy; Assistant Professor of Biomedical Informatics, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Kelly M. Bailey, MD, PhD Assistant Professor of Pediatric Oncology, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Ryan Barnes, PhD Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Tullia C. Bruno, PhD Assistant Professor of Immunology, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Edward Chu, MD Deputy Director, UPMC Hillman Cancer Center; Chief, Division of Hematology-Oncology; Co-Leader, Cancer Therapeutics Program, UPMC Hillman Cancer Center; Stanley M. Marks, MD-OHA Chair in Hematology/Oncology Leadership and Professor of Medicine and Pharmacology & Chemical Biology, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Donald B. DeFranco, PhD Associate Dean for Medical Student Research, Professor & Vice Chair of Medical Education, Department of Pharmacology & Chemical Biology, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Robert L. Ferris, MD, PhD Director, UPMC Hillman Cancer Center; Hillman Professor of Oncology; Co-Director, Tumor Microenvironment Center; Associate Vice-Chancellor for Cancer Research; Professor of Otolaryngology, of Immunology, and of Radiation Oncology, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Steffi Oesterreich, PhD Co-Leader, Cancer Biology Program, UPMC Hillman Cancer Center; Co-Director, Women’s Cancer Research Center, Magee-Womens Research Institute; Professor of Pharmacology and Chemical Biology, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Patricia L. Opresko, PhD Co-Leader, Genome Stability Program, UPMC Hillman Cancer Center; Professor, Environmental and Occupational Health; Professor, Department of Pharmacology and Chemical Biology, University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health
Donna M. Posluszny, PhD Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, Division of Hematology/Oncology; Associate Director of Training, Biobehavioral Medicine in Oncology Program, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Ayana Ruffin Graduate Student, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Richard Steinman, MD, PhD Associate Dean and Director, Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP); Associate Professor of Medicine and Pharmacology and Chemical Biology, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Sarah E. Taylor, MD Assistant Professor, Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Sciences, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine