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  • Komen Scholars

    The Komen Scholars (formerly known as the Scientific Advisory Council or SAC) are an advisory group of 60 distinguished scholars and leaders in breast cancer research and advocacy who have made significant contributions to advancing the field or who demonstrate significant promise of leading the field with important advances in the future and are committed to furthering Komen's mission.   

     

    This group of scientific advisors was established in 2010 and is led by the Scientific Advisory Board (SAB), which serves as the executive committee. Komen Scholars advise and provide expertise to Susan G. Komen in a variety of capacities, with primary responsibility for leading and participating as reviewers in Komen's scientific peer review process.  Komen Scholars also contribute in other ways to Komen's mission-related programs, for example by presenting educational seminars and webinars; contributing to the development of educational materials; serving as representatives to the media/public; participating in the development of policy positions and other initiatives; serving as scientific advisors and participating in Komen-led think tank meetings and other Komen-sponsored programs; and collaborating with local Affiliates.

     

     The Komen Scholars  are an international group—representing 32 institutions in Belgium, Canada, England, Israel, Italy, Switzerland, and the US—and span a wide range of expertise, including clinical research, laboratory research, pathology, prevention, radiation oncology, surgery, and other research disciplines and specialties.   As researchers themselves, these 54 Scholars must be involved in innovative projects that seek to discover and deliver the cures for breast cancer.  In addition, 6 of the Scholars are Advocates in Science who ensure that the unique perspectives of those affected by breast cancer are fully integrated into decisions at every step of the research process. 

     

     

    Komen Scholars: 2012 - 2013 

     
    Benjamin Anderson Photo Benjamin Anderson, M.D.
    Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
    Seattle, WA 

     Alan Ashworth Bio Picture

    Alan Ashworth, F.R.S. 
    Breakthrough Breast Cancer Research Centre, Institute of Cancer Research
    London, England

     Sunil Badve Photo

    Sunil Badve, M.D., F.R.C.Path 
    Indiana University Simon Cancer Center
    Indianapolis, IN
      Kimberly Blackwell Photo Kimberly Blackwell, M.D. 
    Duke University
    School of Medicine
    Durham, NC

     Gerard Blobe Photo

     Gerard Blobe, M.D., Ph.D. 
    Duke University
    School of Medicine
    Durham, NC

      Melissa Bondy Photo  

     Melissa Bondy, Ph.D.
    Baylor College of Medicine
    Houston, TX

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    Joan Brugge, Ph.D.
    Harvard Medical School
    Boston, MA
     Lisa Carey Photo    Lisa Carey, M.D.
    UNC Lineberger Comprehensive
    Cancer Center
    Chapel Hill, NC 

       Claire Dees Photo

    Claire Dees, M.D., Ms.C.
    UNC Lineberger Comprehensive
    Cancer Center
    Chapel Hill, NC 

     Angelo DiLeo Photo

        

       Angelo Di Leo, M.D., Ph.D.
    Hospital of Prato
    Istituto Toscano Tumori
    Prato, Italy 
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    University of Washington Seattle, WA
      Susan Domchek Photo  Susan Domchek, M.D.
    Abramson Cancer Center
    University of Pennsylvania
    Philadelphia, PA

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    Karen Durham
    Komen Advocate in Science
    Lindale, TX

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    Matthew Ellis, M.D., Ph.D.
    Washington University School of Medicine
    St. Louis, MO

      Carol Fabian Photo  Carol Fabian, M.D.
    University of Kansas
    Medical Center
    Westwood, KS

     Sandra Finestone Photo 

    Sandra Finestone, PsyD.
    Komen Advocate in Science
    Costa Mesa, CA

     William Foulkes Photo

      

     
     William Foulkes, M.B., Ph.D.
    McGill University
    Montreal, Canada

      Patricia Ganz Photo

     

     Patricia Ganz, M.D.
    University of California,
    Los Angeles
    Los Angeles, CA 
     Judy Garber Photo Judy Garber, M.D., MPH
    Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
    Boston, MA William Foulkes, M.B., Ph.D.
    McGill University
    Montreal, Canada

    Julie Gralow Photo   

     Julie Gralow, M.D.
    University of Washington
    School of Medicine and
    Seattle Cancer Care
    Alliance
    Seattle, WA
      Joe Gray Photo  Joe Gray, Ph.D.
    Knight Cancer Institute
    Oregon Health & Science University Portland, OR  

      Theresa Guise Photo(5)

     Theresa Guise, M.D.
    Indiana University
    School of Medicine
    Indianapolis, IN
    Susan Hankinson Photo  Susan Hankinson, Sc.D.
    Brigham and Women's
    Hospital and
    Harvard Medical School
    Boston, MA

      Daniel Hayes Photo

    Daniel Hayes, M.D.
    University of Michigan Health System
    Ann Arbor, MI

      Mien-Chie Hung Photo

       Mien-Chie Hung, Ph.D.
    University of Texas
    M.D. Anderson
    Cancer Center
    Houston, TX
      Nola Hylton Photo Nola Hylton, Ph.D.
    University of California, San Francisco
    San Francisco, CA 

       Nancy Hynes Photo

     

      Nancy Hynes, Ph.D.
    Friedrich Miescher Institute for Biomedical Research
    Basel, Switzerland

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      Judy Johnson
    Komen Advocate in Science
    St. Louis, MO
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    Komen Advocate in Science
    Wichita, KS

      Craig Jordan Photo

     Virgil (Craig) Jordan, OBE, Ph.D., D.Sc.
    Lombardi Comprehensive
    Cancer Center
    Georgetown University
    Medical Center
    Washington, DC
      Bella Kaufman Photo   Bella Kaufman, M.D.
    Chaim Sheba Medical Centre
    Ramat Gan, Israel

        Mary-Claire King Photo

     Mary-Claire King, Ph.D.
    University of Washington School of Medicine
    Seattle, WA
      Ian Krop Photo  Ian Krop, M.D., Ph.D.
    Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
    Boston, MA

      Adrian Lee Photo

      Adrian Lee,  Ph.D.
    University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute
    Pittsburgh, PA

     David Livingston Photo

     David Livingston, M.D.
    Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and
    Harvard Medical School
    Boston, MA 
     David Mankoff.jpg David Mankoff, M.D., Ph.D.
    University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine
    Philadelphia, PA 

        Funda Meric-Bernstam Photo

    Funda Meric-Bernstam, M.D.
    University of Texas
    M.D. Anderson
    Cancer Center
    Houston, TX 
       Kathy Miller Photo  Kathy Miller, M.D.
    Indiana University Simon Cancer Center
    Indianapolis, IN
    Gordon Mills Photo  Gordon Mills, M.D., Ph.D.
    University of Texas
    M.D. Anderson
    Cancer Center
    Houston, TX

        Harikrishna Nakshatri Photo

    Harikrishna Nakshatri, B.V.Sc. (DVM), Ph.D.
    Indiana University
    School of Medicine
    Indianapolis, IN  
      Olufunmilayo Olopade Photo  Olufunmilayo Olopade, M.D., F.A.C.P.
    University of Chicago Medical Center
    Chicago, IL

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    Bert O'Malley, M.D.
    Baylor College of Medicine
    Houston, TX  

      Ramon Parsons Photo

    Ramon Parsons, M.D., Ph.D.
    Columbia University
    Medical Center
    New York, NY  

     Ann Partridge Photo

    Ann Partridge, M.D., M.P.H.
    Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
    Boston, MA

     Rena Pasick Photo

     Rena Pasick, Dr.PH
    UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center
    San Francisco, CA

     Lori Pierce Photo

      Lori Pierce, M.D.
    University of Michigan Health System
    Ann Arbor, MI 
     Jennifer Pietenpol Photo  Jennifer Pietenpol, Ph.D.
    Vanderbilt-Ingram
    Cancer Center
    Nashville, TN 

     Jeffrey Rosen Photo

    Jeffrey Rosen, Ph.D.
    Baylor College of Medicine
    Houston, TX 

     Bryan Schneider Photo 

     Bryan P. Schneider, M.D.
    Indiana University Simon Cancer Center 
    Indianapolis, IN
    Christos Sotiriou Photo Christos Sotiriou, M.D. Ph.D.
    Jules Bordet Institute
    Brussels, Belgium 

        Patty Spears Photo

    Patricia Spears
    Komen Advocate in Science
    Raleigh, NC 

       Neil Spector Photo

    Neil Spector, M.D.
    Duke University
    School of Medicine
    Durham, NC 

      Vered Stearns Photo

    Vered Stearns, M.D.
    Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer
    Center at
    Johns Hopkins University
    School of Medicine
    Baltimore, MD 
    William Symmans Photo William Symmans, M.D.
    University of Texas
    M.D. Anderson
    Cancer Center
    Houston, TX

    Geoffrey Wahl Photo

      

       
      Geoffrey Wahl, Ph.D.
    The Salk Institute for Biological Studies
    La Jolla, CA

      Danny Welch Photo

     
     Danny Welch, Ph.D.
    The Kansas University Medical Center
    Kansas City, KS

       Julia White Photo

     Julia White, M.D.
    Stephanie Spielman Comprehensive
    Breast Center,
    The Ohio State
    University Medical School
    Columbus, OH

     Antonio Wolff Photo 

     

     Antonio Wolff, M.D.
    Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer
    Center at
    Johns Hopkins University
    School of Medicine
    Baltimore, MD

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     Kimberly Wright
    Komen Advocate in Science
    Reisterstown, MD

    Douglas Yee Photo(1) 

     Douglas Yee, M.D.
    Masonic Cancer Center
    University of Minnesota
    Minneapolis, MN