Elaine Mardis, PhD, the Robert E. and Louise F. Dunn Distinguished Professor of Medicine, has been elected to the board of directors of the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR).
Mardis, a professor of molecular microbiology and of genetics and co-director of The Elizabeth H. and James S. McDonnell III Genome Institute, will begin her three-year term at AACR’s annual meeting, April 18-22 in Philadelphia.
Mardis also is senior editor of Molecular Cancer Research, one of the organization’s journals, and a member of the Special Conferences Committee and the Clinical and Translational Cancer Research Steering Committee.
AACR is one of the largest professional organizations dedicated to advancing cancer research. The group publishes peer-reviewed journals and holds conferences that highlight research about the prevention, biology, diagnosis and treatment of cancer.