National leaders meet on Holden’s behalf.

The External Advisory Committee of the Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center is composed of experienced leaders from other NCI Designated Cancer Centers.

The committee meets in Iowa City once each year with the leadership, members and staff of the Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center. Committee members provide guidance and consultation to the leadership team of the Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center regarding various aspects of the Cancer Center's activities including:

  • Organizational structure
  • Scientific program development
  • Shared research resources
  • New approaches to strengthening the research, clinical and educational activities of the Cancer Center

Committee Composition

Francis Ali-Osman, DSc

Margaret Harris and David Silverman Distinguished Professor of Neuro-Oncology
Professor of Surgery
Professor of Pathology
Duke University School of Medicine
Durham, N.C.

Stanton L. Gerson, MD

Director, Case Comprehensive Cancer Center
Asa & Patricia Shiverick - Jane B. Shiverick (Tripp) Professor of Hematological Oncology
Distinguished University Professor
Vice Dean for Oncology

David M. Gosky, MBA, MA

Executive Director-Administration
The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center
Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute
Columbus, Ohio

Maha Hussain, MD, FACP, FASCO

Genevieve Teuton Professor of Medicine
Division of Hematology/Oncology
Deputy Director 
Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Anita Y. Kinney, PhD, RN, FAAN, FABMR

Professor, Department of Biostatistics & Epidemiology 
Director, Center for Cancer Health Equity
School of Public Health
Associate Director for Cancer Health Equity and Engagement
Director, ScreenNJ
Cancer Institute of New Jersey
Rutgers University
New Brunswick, N.J.

Karen Knudsen, PhD, MBA

Executive Vice President, Oncology Services, Jefferson Health
Enterprise Director, Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center
Chair and Hilary Koprowski Endowed Professor, Cancer Biology
Professor, Cancer Biology, Urology, Radiation Oncology, and Medical Oncology
Thomas Jefferson University
Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center

Electra D. Paskett, PhD, MSPH

Marion N. Rowley Professor of Cancer Research and Director
Division of Cancer Prevention and Control
Department of Internal Medicine
College of Medicine
Division of Epidemiology
College of Public Health
Associate Director for Population Sciences
Comprehensive Cancer Center
The Ohio State University
Columbus, Ohio

Brian C. Springer, MHA

Vice President, Research Administration
Associate Center Director, Administration
Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute
Tampa, Fla.

Frank M. Torti, MD, MPH

Board of Trustees Endowed Professor
Professor of Medicine
Farmington, Conn.