Julie E. Bauman, MD, MPH
Julie E. Bauman, MD, MPH, a head and neck cancer specialist and physician-scientist, has been named Professor of Medicine and the new Chief of the Division of Hematology and Oncology at the University of Arizona (UA) College of Medicine–Tucson, as well as Associate Director of Translational Research at the UA Cancer Center.
Dr. Bauman comes to UA from the University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute (UPCI), where she was Associate Professor of Medicine, Co-Leader of the UPCI Head and Neck Cancer Program, Director of its Head and Neck and Thyroid Cancer Sections, and Co-Director of the Head and Neck Cancer Center of Excellence at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. She has been a member of the National Cancer Institute (NCI) Head and Neck Cancer Steering Committee and currently chairs the Immunotherapy Working Group for the NCI Recurrent/Metastatic Task Force.
Dr. Bauman’s research focuses on design of biomarker-driven, early-phase clinical trials to prevent and improve survival in head and neck cancer. Her goal for the Division is to work with faculty and staff to design and conduct rigorous clinical trials that bring cutting-edge scientific laboratory findings into the prevention and treatment of cancer. Her three areas of research have focused on “green chemoprevention”—using plants such as broccoli or their simple extracts to help the body detoxify carcinogens, battling an epidemic of throat cancer caused by human papillomavirus, and the emerging field of immuno-oncology—novel treatments to activate the immune system to fight cancer. ■