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lsamantLalita Samant, Ph.D., Professor, Molecular & Cellular Pathology and Senior Scientist, O'Neal Comprehensive Cancer Center, has been elected as a Board member for the Cancer Biology Training Consortium (CABTRAC).

CABTRAC is a national organization that that serves as a forum for faculty leaders in cancer education and training at their respective Institution. It provides a platform to institute mechanisms and guidelines in cancer training – at all levels.  

Over the past 15 years, CABTRAC has engaged with the National Cancer Institute Training Branch as well as the NCI Office of Cancer Centers to make recommendations for policies in cancer training and its portfolio within Cancer Centers.Dr. Samant has been been an active member of CABTRAC since 2011.

"Being elected a Board Member (3-year term) is definitely is a nod to national recognition of leadership in cancer education and training, and gives me a seat at the table to engage in discussions with the NCI and ADs in other Cancer Centers in the country," she says.

Congratulations to Dr. Samant on this prestigious honor.