H. Shelton “Shelley” Earp, M.D.

Interim Director, UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center; Director, UNC Cancer Care; Lineberger Professor of Cancer Research; Professor of Medicine & Pharmacology
Chapel Hill, N.C.

Dr. H. Shelton “Shelley” Earp M.D., is the Interim Director of the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, Director for UNC Cancer Care, the Lineberger Professor of Cancer Research and Professor in the Departments of Medicine and Pharmacology.

As Director for UNC Cancer Care, he coordinates cancer care and research across the School of Medicine, the University and UNC Health Care System. In his role as Director at the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, Dr. Earp has recruited multiple faculty members across basic, clinical and population cancer research. He serves as Principal Investigator of the UNC Breast Cancer SPORE and UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center grants.

Dr. Earp’s laboratory has been continuously funded by NIH for 40 years and conducts clinical, translational and basic cancer research, studying the signals that regulate cell growth, differentiation and programmed cell death. His group has identified and studied genes involved in these cellular decisions. He has authored over 170 biomedical-research papers.

Dr. Earp has been the recipient of multiple UNC School of Medicine teaching awards. He chaired national review committees for the American Cancer Society and the National Cancer Institute and served as President of the American Association of Cancer Institutes.