Joann B. Sweasy, PhD, has been named Associate Director for Basic Sciences for Yale Cancer Center. In this role, Dr. Sweasy will be a member of Yale Cancer Center’s senior leadership team, and will help enhance the cancer research environment for scientists engaged in fundamental cancer research across Yale University. She will also lead the intramural grant program at Yale Cancer Center, including the pilot-awards and the American Cancer Society award.
Dr. Sweasy takes over the position from Daniel DiMaio, MD, PhD, who will remain Deputy Director of Yale Cancer Center, and will continue to oversee the Center’s scientific endeavors and provide support to Dr. Sweasy.
Dr. Sweasy is Professor and Vice Chair of Therapeutic Radiology at Yale University School of Medicine. She is also Professor in the Department of Genetics at Yale, and an Adjunct Professor of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics at the University of Vermont. She has held a Donaghue Investigator Award and a Junior Faculty Scholar Award from the American Cancer Society. ■