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July 25, 2002


Fadlo Raja Khuri, MD, Joins Winship Cancer Institute Faculty

Fadlo Raja Khuri, MD, has been named Associate Director for Clinical and Translational Research for The Winship Cancer Institute (WCI) at Emory University.

Dr. Khuri joins WCI from The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas, where he served as associate professor of Medicine and chief, Section of Molecular Therapeutics and Chemoprevention, Department of Thoracic/Head and Neck Medical Oncology.

In his position as Associate Director for Clinical and Translational Research, Dr. Khuri will oversee the coordination of basic science research with clinical application throughout the WCI.

"We are very excited that Dr. Khuri is joining our faculty at Winship and at Emory," said Dr. Jonathan Simons, director of WCI. "He is an internationally recognized investigator who will contribute greatly to our mission of translating groundbreaking cancer research into comprehensive care for cancer patients and their families."

Author of more than 100 peer-reviewed and invited journal articles, Dr. Khuri also has been the principal and co-principal investigator for numerous clinical trials. Currently, Dr. Khuri serves as the principal investigator for five National Cancer Institute-funded clinical trials.

Dr. Khuri earned his doctoral degree from Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, New York, and is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine. For three consecutive years Dr. Khuri received the American Cancer Society Clinical Oncology Career Development Award and the M.D. Anderson Faculty Excellence Award. Dr. Khuri is an active member of the American College of Physicians, the American Association for Cancer Research and the American Society of Clinical Oncology. In addition, he serves as chairman for the chemoprevention committee for the Radiation Therapy Oncology Group and as a member of the American Association for Cancer Research and the American Society of Clinical Oncology.

Dr. Khuri serves as an associate editor for Clinical Cancer Research, and periodically conducts reviews for a variety of medical journals, including: British Journal of Cancer, Cancer, Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers and Prevention, Cancer Research, Clinical Cancer Research, European Journal of Oncology, Head and Neck, International Journal of Oncology, Journal of Clinical Oncology, Journal of the National Cancer Institute and the International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics.

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