These internationally respected pediatric oncology research thought leaders advise the St. Baldrick’s Foundation in all matters related to childhood cancer research and shape the Foundation’s scientific strategy.
They help develop new grant programs, public policy positions on issues regarding research and the care of children with cancer, and advise on the training of researchers and the diverse needs of children with cancer and the institutions that treat them, as well as the best ways to find new cures for kids and to give survivors long and healthy lives.
The St. Baldrick’s Foundation is proud to present the current Scientific Advisors:
Forever in our Hearts
Robert J. Arceci, M.D., Ph.D., Director, Children’s Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders; Co-Director of the Ron Matricaria Institute of Molecular Medicine; Professor of Pediatrics; Phoenix Children’s Hospital, University of Arizona College of Medicine, Translational Genomics Research Institute
Smita Bhatia, M.D., M.P.H.
Director, Institute for Cancer Outcomes and Survivorship, University of Alabama at Birmingham
Kenneth Cohen, M.D., M.B.A.
Clinical Director Pediatric Oncology, Director, Pediatric Neuro-Oncology, Professor of Oncology, Professor of Pediatrics, Johns Hopkins University
Susan Cohn, M.D.
Professor and Section Chief of Hematology, Oncology, Stem Cell Transplant Department of Pediatrics, University of Chicago, Dean, for Clinical Research, Biological Sciences Division, University of Chicago
Julia Glade Bender, M.D.
Vice Chair for Clinical Research, Department of Pediatrics, Member, Sarcoma Service, Memorial Sloan Kettering
Stephan Grupp, M.D., Ph.D.
Section Chief of the Cellular Therapy and Transplant Section, Inaugural Director of the Susan S and Stephen P Kelly Center for Cancer Immunotherapy, Medical Director of the Cell and Gene, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Alex Huang, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Pediatrics and Department of Pathology, Co-Leader, Immune Oncology Program, Case Comprehensive Cancer Center, Director, Medical Scientist Training Program, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
Jeffrey M. Lipton, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor, Institute of Cancer Research, Feinstein Institutes for Medical Research, Chief Hematology/Oncology and Stem Cell Transplantation, Steven and Alexandra Cohen Children’s Medical Center of New York, Frances and Thomas Gambino Professor of Hematology/Oncology, Professor of Pediatrics and Molecular Medicine, Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell
David Poplack, M.D.
Director, Global HOPE (Hematology Oncology Pediatric Excellence), Texas Children’s Cancer and Hematology Centers; Associate Director, Texas Children’s Cancer and Hematology Centers, Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine
Kathleen Ruccione, Ph.D, RN
Associate Professor, School of Nursing, Azusa Pacific University
Daniel Wechsler, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor and Director of Pediatric Oncology, Thomas R. Giddens Endowed Chair, Aflac Cancer and Blood Disorders Center of Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta, Emory University School of Medicine
Jason T. Yustein, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Emory University School of Medicine, Director, Solid Tumor Translational Research, Aflac Cancer and Blood Disorders Center, Children's Healthcare of Atlanta