Cornelia Ulrich, PhD, and Bruce A. Edgar, PhD, scholars in the fields of cancer prevention and molecular biology, respectively, will join Huntsman Cancer Institute at the University of Utah as early as
September 1, 2014.
Dr. Ulrich is currently serving as a Director of the National Center for Tumor Diseases and Department Head at the German Cancer Research Center in Heidelberg, Germany. She will assume a leadership role at Huntsman Cancer Institute, serving as Senior Director of Population Sciences. Her husband, Bruce A. Edgar, PhD, currently a Professor and Researcher at the German Cancer Research Center-Center for Molecular Biology Heidelberg Alliance, will head a laboratory at Huntsman Cancer Institute. Both researchers have previously held faculty positions at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle, Washington.
“Dr. Ulrich and Dr. Edgar are a ‘dynamic duo,’ bringing with them an incredible breadth of knowledge and experience from the cancer research world. They are highly regarded researchers, both in the United States and in Europe, and we are indeed fortunate to have them join our ranks,” said Mary Beckerle, PhD, CEO and Director of the Huntsman Cancer Institute.
Dr. Ulrich is an epidemiologist whose work is focused on how factors, such as diet, exercise, and use of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory agents influence colorectal cancer risk, prevention, and prognosis.
Dr. Edgar will join the faculty of the University of Utah as a Professor in the Department of Oncological Sciences and an Investigator in HCI’s Nuclear Control of Cell Growth and Differentiation program. ■