Georgetown Lombardi Visiting Professor and Grand Rounds Lecture Series Featuring Caryn Lerman, PhD
“Precision Therapy for Nicotine Dependence”
Caryn Lerman, PhD
University of Southern California
Sponsor: Dr. Marc Schwartz
Dr. Caryn Lerman is the Director of the USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center, Associate Dean for Cancer Programs, and the H. Leslie and Elaine S. Hoffman Cancer Research Chair at the Keck School of Medicine of USC. She is recognized for her cancer prevention research that bridges the fields of neuroscience, genomics, pharmacology, and population science. A major unifying focus of her research is biology-driven science to reduce cancer risk behaviors. This work has spawned novel lines of investigation, including: the behavioral epidemiology of cancer genetic susceptibility testing; pharmacogenomic approaches to tobacco dependence leading to the first prospective stratified pharmacogenomic trial in this area; and neuroscience-based interventions to reduce tobacco dependence.
An elected member of the National Academy of Medicine, Dr. Lerman has served as a member of the NCI Board of Scientific Advisors, the National Human Genome Research Advisory Council, and the National Institutes on Drug Abuse Advisory Council. She is the current President of the Association of American Cancer Institutes and a past president of the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco. Additional awards and honors include the American Cancer Society Cancer Control Award, the American Society of Preventive Oncology Joseph Cullen Award, the Alton Ochsner Award Relating Smoking and Health, the NIH Matilda White Riley Award, and the Los Angeles Business Journal award for Women Leaders in Healthcare.
Prior to her appointment as Director of the USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center, Associate Dean for Cancer Programs, and H. Leslie and Elaine S. Hoffman Cancer Research Chair at USC’s Keck School of Medicine, Dr. Lerman served as Senior Deputy Director of the Abramson Cancer Center and Vice Dean for Strategic Initiatives in the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania.
Lecture Series Presented by Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center