Beckman Research Institute Research Division and Center Directors

Meet the division and center directors for Beckman Research Institute programs pursuing advances in the fight against life-threatening illnesses.
 
 
Saro Armenian
Saro H. Armenian, D.O., M.P.H.
Pediatric Hematologist - Oncologist
Duarte - Main Campus

Pediatric hematologist-oncologist Saro Armenian, D.O., M.P.H., is the Barron Hilton Chair in Pediatrics, with expertise in pediatric cancer, epidemiology and cancer survivorship.

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Meet Richard Ermel, D.V.M., M.P.V.M., Ph.D, D.A.C.L.A.M
Richard Ermel, D.V.M., Ph.D.
Director and Professor, Division of Comparative Medicine
Duarte - Main Campus

City of Hope's Richard Ermel Directs and oversees the DCM biomedical and translational research programs.

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Betty Ferell
Betty Ferrell, M.S.N., Ph.D.
Director and Professor, Division of Nursing Research and Education, Department of Population Sciences
Duarte - Main Campus

Betty Ferrell, Ph.D., M.S.N., director, Division of Nursing Research and Education, focuses her clinical expertise and research in pain management, quality of life and palliative care.

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Rick Kittles
Rick Kittles, Ph.D.
Professor and Director, Division of Health Equities, Department of Population Sciences
Duarte - Main Campus

Rick Kittles, Ph.D., is professor and founding director of the Division of Health Equities within the Department of Population Sciences at the City of Hope

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Meet James V. Lacey Jr
James V. Lacey, Jr., Ph.D., M.P.H.
Professor and Director, Division of Health Analytics, Department of Computational and Quantitative Medicine
Duarte - Main Campus

James V. Lacey, Jr., Ph.D., M.P.H., is a researcher in the division of health analytics within the Department of Computational and Quantitative Medicine at Beckman Research Institute.

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Susan Neuhausen
Susan L. Neuhausen, Ph.D.
The Morris & Horowitz Families Professor in Cancer Etiology & Outcomes Research
Duarte - Main Campus

Susan L. Neuhausen, Ph.D., is The Morris & Horowitz Families Professor in Cancer Etiology & Outcomes Research at Beckman Research Institute of City of Hope. She conducts research focused on identifying genes that predispose to disease.

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Russell Rockne PhD
Russell Rockne, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Department of Computational and Quantitative Medicine
Duarte - Main Campus

Russell Rockne, Ph.D. is the director of the Division of Mathematical Oncology in the Department of Computational and Quantitative Medicine at Beckman Research Institute of City of Hope.

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John Zaia
John A. Zaia, M.D.
Aaron D. Miller and Edith Miller Chair in Gene Therapy
Duarte - Main Campus

John A. Zaia, M.D., is the director of the Center for Gene Therapy at City of Hope and has expertise in stem cell and HIV/AIDS research.

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