Jul 13, 2016 1:00 AM

Author: Cancer Learning Center

Congratulations to Theresa Werner, MD, Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI) investigator and University of Utah assistant professor of medicine, who received a 2016 Cancer Clinical Investigator Team Leadership Award from the National Cancer Institute (NCI). Dr. Werner serves as medical director of the HCI Clinical Trials Office and manages an extensive portfolio of cancer clinical studies.

This highly competitive award recognizes and supports investigators at NCI-Designated Cancer Centers who have a record of developing and promoting a culture of successful clinical research through collaborative team science. Dr. Werner serves as co-investigator for HCI’s NCI-funded U10 Grant as a Network Lead Academic Participating Site, is a member of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network Ovarian Cancer Panel, and has served on the NCI Gynecologic Cancer Steering Committee with the Cervical Cancer Task Force and the Endometrial Cancer Clinical Trials Planning Meeting. The award will allow her to dedicate more time to mentoring junior faculty, fellows, and residents in research and career development and to providing clinical trial education for faculty and community clinicians.

Dr. Werner was nominated for this award by HCI CEO and director Mary Beckerle, PhD. “Dr. Werner’s accomplishments, leadership, and passion for clinical research are exemplary,” Beckerle said. “She is an outstanding example of what an academic clinical researcher should be and we are fortunate to have her as a member of our team at HCI.”

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