Director: Sissy Jhiang, Ph.D. (OSUCCC); Co-Director: Steven Sherman, M.D. (MD Anderson)
The DRP is led by a primary director at OSUCCC and a co-director at MD Anderson. Jhiang is a well-established NIH-funded laboratory investigator in thyroid cancer. Sherman is an international leader in thyroid cancer clinical trials. This model allows for stewardship of translational and clinical research projects. The goal of the DRP is to promote new translational research ideas in thyroid cancer and support them to attain independent funding or attain full project designation in the SPORE over time. Another important goal is to attract established investigators from other areas of research into thyroid cancer translational research as there is a great need for innovative approaches to research in this disease.