The Indiana University School of Medicine has named Kelvin Lee director of the IU Simon Comprehensive Cancer Center. He has served as Jacobs Family Chair of Immunology at the Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center in Buffalo, New York since 2006.

Lee will also serve as senior associate dean of cancer research at IU School of Medicine and the H.H. Gregg Professor of Oncology. He will also direct the Cancer Institute, an umbrella entity designed to facilitate collaboration among cancer disciplines at IU School of Medicine and Indiana University Health. Lee will have appointments with both the Department of Medicine and the Department of Microbiology and Immunology.

Lee officially assumes his new role in January 2021 and succeeds Patrick J. Loehrer, who served as cancer center director since 2009.  

To help support the Cancer Institute, the Walther Cancer Foundation will contribute $15 million to establish a fund for investments in areas of cancer research and laboratory improvements that the director deems most promising.

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