You’re in the best of hands.

From the perspective of patient care, research innovations, training new cancer specialists, and providing service to the state of Iowa, leadership for Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center has never been stronger.

The physicians and researchers who direct Holden’s activities are prepared for their role as leaders because they also are:

  • Principal investigators in groundbreaking cancer research
  • Experts at the national and international level shaping priorities for cancer research and care
  • Communicators about cancer successes and challenges for local and national audiences
  • Mentors for young doctors and researchers who will carry the Holden legacy into the future
  • Family members who have themselves been touched by cancer

Leading by Example

  • George Weiner, MD, stepped down from his role as Director of University of Iowa Holden Comprehensive Cancer Center March 31, 2023. Michael Henry, PhD will serve as interim director of the cancer center, effective April 1. Henry, who is a professor in the UI Department of Molecular Physiology and Biophysics, has served as deputy director for research at Holden for more than a decade. In this role, he provides oversight for all research activities for the cancer center and is involved in the preparation and application for major grants, such as the NCI’s P30 Cancer Center Support Grant.

Holden’s Leadership Team