Finalists for Director of UH Cancer Center to visit campus

University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
Michele Tom, (808) 956-9396
Executive Search Coordinator, Chancellor's Office
Posted: Mar 7, 2016

Four finalists have been identified for the position of Director for the University of Hawaii Cancer Center (UHCC).  The four finalists are scheduled to participate over a two-day period of visits that covers department discussions; meetings with senior administrators, faculty, staff, students, and internal and external constituents; and a public presentation.

Campus and community members, as well as the general public, are encouraged to attend. 

The campus visits of the four candidates have been scheduled as follows:

Dr. John Cowell, visiting March 28-29, 2016 
Associate Center Director for Basic Sciences
Georgia Regents University Cancer Center
Professor, Department of Pathology, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and Graduate Studies, MCG School of Medicine 
Public Presentation:  Tuesday, March 29, 3:00-4:15 p.m./UHCC Sullivan Center 

Dr. Anthony Shields, visiting March 31-April 1, 2016 
Associate Center Director for Clinical Sciences
Karmanos Cancer Institute
Wayne State University
Professor of Medicine and Oncology, Wayne State University School of Medicine
Public Presentation:  Friday, April 1, 3:00-4:15 p.m./UHCC Sullivan Center

Dr. Edward Gelmann, visiting April 4-5, 2016
Deputy Director
Herbert Irving Comprehensive Cancer Center
Columbia University 
Professor of Medicine and Pathology, Columbia University and New York Presbyterian Hospital
Public Presentation:  Tuesday, April 5, 3:00-4:15 p.m./UHCC Sullivan Center

Dr. Randall Holcombe, visiting April 7-8, 2016
CMO-Cancer, Mount Sinai Health System
Deputy Director, Tisch Cancer Institute
Medical Director, Ruttenberg Treatment Center
Director, GI Medical Oncology
Professor, Division of Hematology/Oncology, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Public Presentation:  Friday, April 8, 3:00-4:15 p.m./UHCC Sullivan Center

"I would like to thank the Search Advisory Committee for identifying a pool of highly qualified and exceptional candidates. The Committee did a terrific job in identifying these finalists, and we are fortunate to have such caliber of finalists visiting our campus," said UH Manoa Chancellor Robert Bley-Vroman. "We invite faculty, staff, students and the public to come out and meet the candidates, and look forward to receiving input that will assist in hiring the best person for the position."

For more information about the search process, including a list of the members of the Search Advisory Committee, the campus visit daily schedule and the candidate biographies, see the search website at

For more information about the University of Hawaii Cancer Center, please visit