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Vol. 1, No. 3                                                                                                                                Oct. 10, 2018
Cancer Institute Member Spotlight

Ping-Ching Hsu, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Department of Environmental and Occupational Health
UAMS Fay W. Boozman College of Public Health
Dr. Hsu's lab has a strong focus on advancing regulatory science by using population-based metabolomics approaches to better understand and predict toxins and metabolite markers in humans as a result of tobacco use. Read more >
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NCI Designation Update

Did you know that there are several meetings a year specifically targeting the cancer center community and providing updates on attaining and maintaining NCI Designation?

The Association of American Cancer Institutes and Cancer Center Administrators Forum (AACI/CCAF) held their annual combined meeting earlier this month in Chicago. Laura Hutchins, M.D., interim director, and Dorothy Graves, Ph.D., associate director for administration, represented the Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute at the meeting.

Session highlights included:
•    Announcement of the new AACI President’s initiative to create a nationwide cancer policy database
•    Partnering with the developing world in cancer research
•    Avoiding physician burnout
•    How to get the most out of your External Advisory Board
•    Big data in cancer care
•    Nuts and Bolts of the Cancer Center Support Grant (CCSG) (NCI Designation application/renewal mechanism)
•    Update on NCI’s programmatic priorities, funding opportunities and collaborations from Ned Sharpless, MD, NCI Director
•    Conveying community engagement, education and training and comprehensiveness in CCSG applications
•    Update from the NCI Office of Cancer Centers, including discussion of content being considered for inclusion in the upcoming new CCSG guidelines
Department Chairs and Division Chiefs

Please inform Sharon Glover or Dorothy Graves, Ph.D. of any new hires that have cancer-related research, grants or publications. We do not want to miss the opportunity to invite them into Cancer Institute membership.
Contact Sharon Glover if you would like to share news items, offer suggestions for subject matter, or provide content for this newsletter.
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