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Karmanos Cancer Institute Announces Interim Leadership
Date:3/5/2009

DETROIT, March 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute and Karmanos Cancer Center boards of directors today announced that effective immediately Ann G. Schwartz, Ph.D. has been appointed Interim President and Chief Executive Officer, and Paul Broughton has been appointed Interim Chief Operating Officer.

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"Dr. Schwartz is an excellent choice to lead us during this period of transition," said Alan S. Schwartz, Chair, Karmanos Cancer Institute Board of Directors. "As Interim President and Chief Executive Officer, Ann will focus on leading the Institute's scientific direction, while continuing our outstanding world-class research in basic, clinical and population sciences," noted Alan Schwartz.

Having rejoined the Karmanos faculty 10 years ago, Dr. Schwartz, who is unrelated to Alan Schwartz, has extensive experience and knowledge of the Institute.

Previous to this appointment, Dr. Schwartz served as the Associate Center Director for Population Sciences at Karmanos since 2002. Her research focuses on the genetics underlying lung cancer risk. She has an M.S. in Biology from Wayne State University, an M.P.H. in Environmental Health from the University of Michigan, and a Ph.D. in Epidemiology from the University of Michigan School of Public Health.

Dr. Schwartz' first faculty appointment was with the Michigan Cancer Foundation in 1986. She spent 1991-1999 at the University of Pittsburgh and the MCP-Hahnemann School of Medicine. She returned to Karmanos in 1999. Dr. Schwartz has been the recipient of continuous grant support from the National Institutes of Health for more than 20 years.

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