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Everyone has their forte…Scientific Advisory Board

Everyone has their forte, something they are good at. Science is not one of mine. Don’t get me wrong, I think it’s amazing and the amount of respect I have for the people who love science is immeasurable. But, it’s not my forte. Let me tell you about some people, whose forte it is.

First, there is Dr. Robert C. Bast Jr., the Vice President for Translational Research at the University of Texas Anderson Cancer in Houston, Texas. Dr. Bast has served on the Scientific Advisory Board since The V Foundation’s inception. His long-term goal is to understand the molecular events that contribute to the development of ovarian cancer. 

Or, what about Dr. Joseph O. Moore, who is a professor of Hematology and Oncology at the Duke Comprehensive Cancer in Durham, North Carolina. Dr. Moore was Jim Valvano’s primary oncologist at Duke University Medical Center and was one the original member of The V Foundation Board of Directors and the Scientific Advisory Board.

There are 18 other members of the Scientific Advisory Board with diverse backgrounds and representing cancer centers all over the country. And that is exactly who I want advising The V Foundation on which grants to fund.  Trust me, you would much rather have these scientists deciding than someone like me. I am still trying to figure out El Niño and La Niña.