HUNTSMAN CANCER
INSTITUTE LEADERSHIP

Mary Beckerle, PhD
Executive Director

Ralph E. and Willia T. Main 
Presidential Endowed Chair in 
Cancer Research

Distinguished Professor of Biology 
University of Utah

Associate Vice President for Cancer Affairs, University of Utah

Wallace Akerley III, MD
Senior Director of Community Oncology Research

Professor of Internal Medicine
University of Utah School of Medicine

Randall Burt, MD
Senior Director of Prevention 
and Outreach

D. Keith Barnes, MD, and Ida May “Dotty” Barnes, RN, Presidential 
Endowed Chair in Medicine

Professor of Internal Medicine
University of Utah School of Medicine

Bradley R. Cairns, PhD
Senior Director of Basic Science

Professor 
Department of Oncological Sciences
University of Utah School of Medicine

* appointed Senior Director of Basic Science November 2010

Barbara Graves, PhD
Senior Director of Basic Science

Professor and Chair 
Department of Oncological Sciences
University of Utah School of Medicine

* stepped down as Senior Director of Basic Science November 2010

David Jones, PhD
Senior Director of Early 
Translational Research

Dee Glen and Ida W. Smith Endowed Chair for Cancer Research

Professor of Oncological Sciences
University of Utah School of Medicine

Scott Lloyd, MBA, CPA
Senior Director of Finance 
and Administration

Ray Lynch, MBACPA
Executive Director
Huntsman Cancer Hospital

Sean Mulvihill, MD
Senior Director of Clinical Affairs

Ross R. Anderson, MD, Presidential Endowed Chair in Surgery

Professor and Chair 
Department of Surgery
University of Utah School of Medicine

Sunil Sharma, MD
Senior Director of Clinical Research 

Jon and Karen Huntsman Presidential Professor in Cancer Research 

Professor
Department of Internal Medicine
University of Utah School of Medicine 

Joseph Simone, MD
Clinical Director Emeritus

HUNTSMAN CANCER 
FOUNDATION BOARD OF 
DIRECTORS

Jon M. Huntsman
Founder and Chairman

Michael K. Young
President, University of Utah 

A. Scott Anderson
President and CEO, Zions Bank

EXTERNAL ADVISORY BOARD

Edward Benz, MD
President 
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

Richard and Susan Smith 
Professor of Medicine,
Professor of Pediatrics, 
and Professor of Pathology
Harvard Medical School

Elizabeth Blackburn, PhD
Nobel Laureate
Morris Herzstein Professor of 
Biology and Physiology

Professor, Biochemistry and 
Biophysics Department
University of California, 
San Francisco

Michael Caligiuri, MD
Director
Comprehensive Cancer Center

CEO, James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute

JL Marakas Nationwide Insurance 
Enterprise Foundation Professor of Cancer Research
Ohio State University 

 

Ernest Hawk, MD, MPH
Vice President, Cancer Prevention and Population Sciences
University of Texas 
MD Anderson Cancer Center

Rae Ann Paden
Associate Director 
Research Administration
University of New Mexico 
Cancer Center

Timothy R. Rebbeck, PhD
Professor of Epidemiology 

Director of the Center for Genetics and Complex Traits 

Director of the Laboratory for Molecular Epidemiology 

Associate Director for Population Science in the Abramson Cancer Center
University of Pennsylvania

Richard Schilsky, MD
Professor of Medicine
Chairman 
Cancer and Leukemia Group B
Biological Sciences Division
University of Chicago

Max Wicha, MD
Distinguished Professor of Oncology
Professor of Internal Medicine

Director, University of Michigan 
Comprehensive Cancer Center 

EXTERNAL ADVISORY BOARD PAST MEMBERS

Alfred Gilman, MD, PhD
Nobel Laureate
Raymond and Ellen Willie 
Distinguished Chair in Molecular 
Neuropharmacology
in honor of Harold B. Crasilneck, PhD Regental Professor

Executive Vice President of 
Academic Affairs and Provost Dean
Professor and Chairman 
Department of Pharmacology 
University of Texas Southwestern 
Medical School at Dallas

Bernadine Healy, MD
Member, President’s Council of 
Advisors on Science and Technology

Former Director
National Institutes of Health

Former President and CEO
American Red Cross

Stanley Korsmeyer, MD (deceased)
Sidney Farber Professor of Pathology and Professor of Medicine 
Harvard Medical School

Investigator, Howard Hughes 
Medical Institute

Director
Program in Molecular Oncology, 
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute 

Bernard Levin, MD
Professor, Gastrointestinal Medicine 
and Nutrition

Vice President, Cancer Prevention 
and Population Sciences
MD Anderson Cancer Center
University of Texas 

Arnold Levine, PhD
Former President, Rockefeller University

Professor, Simons Center for Systems Biology, Institute for Advanced Study

Professor, Pediatrics and Biochemistry Cancer Institute of New Jersey

Saul Rosenberg, MD
Maureen Lyles D’Ambrogio 
Professor of Medicine and Radiation Oncology, Emeritus

Stanford University 
School of Medicine

Phillip Sharp, PhD
Nobel Laureate
Salvadore E. Luria Professor 
of Biology

Director, McGovern Institute 
for Brain Research 
Massachusetts Institute 
of Technology

Ajit Varki, MD
Distinguished Professor of Medicine

Director, Glycobiology Research and Training Center

Former Director
University of California, San Diego
Cancer Center

Robert Young, MD
Former Chancellor, Fox Chase 
Cancer Center