FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE.
For more information, contact:
Kelley Willis, UT Cancer Institute
Elizabeth Maynard-Garrett, APR
Interim Director and Deputy Director Named for UT Cancer Institute
Memphis, Tennessee (August 9, 2004) -- The University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC) is pleased to announce that Mohammad Jahanzeb, MD, UT’s Van Vleet Professor in Medical Oncology, has been named interim director of the UT Cancer Institute and Lawrence Pfeffer, PhD, Muirhead Chair of Excellence in Pathology, has been named interim deputy director.
Dean of the UT
Dr. Jahanzeb is currently the chief of the UT Division of Hematology/Oncology in the Department of Medicine and he will retain this title. In his new role, he will be responsible for planning and developing strategies for resources and space utilization within the cancer center.
step will help us facilitate recruitment of physicians and scientists to the
Cancer Institute, as well as in programmatic development with our current
community oncologists,” Dr. Jahanzeb said.
“I am proud to accept this opportunity, and I appreciate the confidence
that the UT faculty, my fellow oncologists,
Dr. Jahanzeb came to
Dr. Pfeffer is vice chair and director of the graduate program in pathology, as well as director of basic research for the Cancer Institute. In his new position, he will be assuming a more direct role in organizing and directing the research initiatives within the Cancer Institute.
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