August 04, 2016
Roy Jensen, M.D., director of the University of Kansas Cancer Center, has been elected vice president/president-elect of the Association of American Cancer Institutes (AACI) effective Oct. 23, 2016.
The AACI is dedicated to enhancing the efforts of 95 leading cancer research centers in North America to help reduce the burden of cancer. Key to this mission is gathering and sharing best practices among these centers.
"Roy has provided invaluable service to AACI as a member of its board of directors for the past three years and I look forward to his leadership of the association," said AACI Executive Director Barbara Duffy Stewart. "As an executive and physician scientist, Roy is acutely aware of the needs of the talented professionals who collaborate closely to build a cancer center."
Jensen will serve as vice president/president-elect for two years; followed by two years as president and two years as immediate past-president. Jensen currently serves on AACI's Academic Difference committee. Under Jensen's watch, the University of Kansas Cancer Center was designated as National Cancer Institute cancer center in 2012.