The Scientific Advisory Board is comprised of a group of doctors whose primary task is to review and evaluate research grant requests submitted to Cancer League for funding each year. Their dedication and commitment enable the League to award its research grant funds to the most qualified researchers for the most highly prioritized projects in the state of Colorado.

Once again, Cancer League has assembled a top-flight group of medical professionals for evaluating research grant requests. Our independent Scientific Advisory Board is one of the key elements that distinguishes Cancer League of Colorado from nearly all other cancer funding organizations.

CANCER LEAGUE OF COLORADO      

2019-2020 SCIENTIFIC ADVISORY BOARD

JILL SLANSKY, PhD  CHAIR   2018-2020

Professor of Immunology & Microbiology

University of Colorado Denver

 

BENJAMIN BITLER, PhD   2018–2020

Assistant Professor, OB/GYN Department,

Division of Reproductive Sciences

University of Colorado Denver

 

ANDREA N. BURNETT-HARTMAN, PhD, MPH

2017-2020

Investigator, Institute for Health Research

Kaiser Permanente Colorado

 

DIANA M CITTELLY-CUEVAS, MS, PhD

2019-2021

Assistant Professor, Department of Pathology

School of Medicine

University of Colorado Denver

 

LINDSEY DAVIS, MD 2018-2020

Assistant Professor, Medical Oncology

University of Colorado Denver

 

STEVEN DOW, DVM, PhD  2019-2021

Director, Center for Immune and Regenerative Medicine

Colorado State University

 

MAYUMI FUJITA, MD, PhD   2019-2021                   

Assistant Professor,

Dept. of Dermatology, Immunology and Microbiology

University of Colorado Denver

 

JAY RICHARD HESSELBERTH, PhD   2019-2021

CU Anschutz Molecular Biology Program,

Co-Director, Dept of  Biochemistry and

Molecular Genetics

University of Colorado School of Medicine

 

ELIZABETH R. KESSLER, MD   2018-2020

Genitourinary Medical Oncologist

Assistant Professor, School of Medicine,

Division of Medical Oncology

University of Colorado Denver

 

SIDDHARTHA S. MITRA, MS, PhD    2019-2021

Associate Professor

Department of Pediatrics

University of Colorado School of Medicine

 

LORI NIELD, PhD   2019-2021

Associate Research Professor,

University of Colorado Denver

 

PHILLIP OWENS, PhD   2018–2020

Assistant Professor, Department of Pathology

University of Colorado Denver

 

DANIEL PATRICK REGAN, DVM, PhD   2019-2021

Assistant Professor of Pathology

Flint Animal Cancer Center

Depart. Of Microbiology, Immunology, and Pathology

Colorado State University

 

KENT RIEMONDY, Jr., PhD   2019-2021

Research Instuctor,

Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Genetics

University of Colorado Denver

 

MERCEDES RINCON, PhD   2019-2021

Professor, Department of Immunology

and Microbiology

University of Colorado Denver

 

ELENA SHAGISULTANOVA, MD, PhD  2019-2021

Assistant Professor

Medical Oncology

University of Colorado Denver Anschutz Cancer Center

 

TAMARA TERZIAN, PhD   2018-2020

Assistant Projessor, Dermatology Department and

Gates Center for Regenerative Medicine

University of Colorado Denver

 

LINDA F VAN DYK, PhD        2019-2021      

Professor and Vice-Chair,

Department of Immunology and Microbiology

University of Colorado School of Medicine

 

JING HONG WANG, MD, PhD   2019-2021         

Associate Professor

Department of Immunology and Microbiology

University of Colorado School of Medicine