H. Shelton “Shelley” Earp, M.D.

Director, Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center; Lineberger Distinguished Professor of Cancer Research; Professor of Medicine and Pharmacology, UNC School of Medicine

H. Shelton “Shelley” Earp, M.D., is the Director of the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, Lineberger Distinguished Professor of Cancer Research and Professor in the Departments of Medicine and Pharmacology. In his role as Director of 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 Lineberger Cancer Center Support Grant. Dr. Earp’s laboratory has been continuously funded by NIH for over 40 years and conducts clinical, translational, and basic cancer research, studying the signals that regulate cell growth, differentiation, and the innate immune system. His group has identified and studied genes involved in these cellular decisions. He has authored over 210 biomedical-research papers. He has been the recipient of multiple UNC teaching, faculty, and alumni awards, most recently the University of North Carolina System O. Max Gardner Award. He chaired national review committees for the American Cancer Society and the National Cancer Institute, served as President of the American Association of Cancer Institutes and on multiple NCI Cancer Center External Advisory Boards. He is currently serving his second term on the NCI Board of Scientific Advisors.

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