Program Steering Committee

As the main organizational structure that provides external advice to the Partnership, the Program Steering Committee:

  • Provides recommendations for establishing overall priorities, changing directions;and identifying new areas of opportunity
  • Reviewing current pilot projects and programs and recommending their continuation, triage or application for external funding through traditional mechanisms
  • Reviewing and recommending changes in the institutional commitment of resources to the partnership
  • Providing guidance and advice in the planning and submission of other grants


The Program Steering Committee consists of a group of nationally recognized leaders in cancer research. Members of the committee hold leadership positions at their respective institutions and have extensive expertise in cancer research, training and working with minority populations.

  • Raymond DuBois, M.D., Ph.D., PSC Chairperson
    Executive Center Director and Professor
    The Biodesign Institute of Arizona State University
    Tempe, Arizona
  • William T. Beck, Ph.D.
    Professor, Pharmacology and Molecular Genetics
    Head, Department of Biopharmaceutical Sciences
    Associate Dean for Research, College of Pharmacy
    The University of Illinois at Chicago
    Chicago, Illinois
  • Moon Chen, Jr., Ph.D., M.P.H.
    Professor and Associate Director, Population Research
    and Cancer Disparities
    University of California- Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center
    Davis, California
  • Peter Mueller, M.S., Ph.D.
    Professor, Statistics
    The University of Texas at Austin
    Austin, Texas
  • Cathy Melvin, M.P.H., Ph.D.
    Associate Professor, Public Health Sciences
    The University of South Carolina
    Charleston, South Carolina
  • Edith Perez, M.D.
    Director and Professor, Breast Clinic and Hematology/Oncology
    The Mayo Clinic
    Jacksonville, Florida
  • Peter Ogunbiyi, D.V.M., Ph.D.,  Ex Officio
    Program Director, Diversity Training Branch
    Center to Reduce Cancer Health Disparities
    National Cancer Institute
    Bethesda, Maryland