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Massey Cancer Center in Virginia Names Robert Winn as New Director

The Massey Cancer Center at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond has named Dr. Robert Winn, an expert in lung cancer and community-based health care, as its new director.

Winn will begin his new duties on Dec. 2.

Winn, a New York native, has been serving as director of the University of Illinois Cancer Center in Chicago and as associate vice chancellor of health affairs for community-based practice at the University of Illinois Hospital and Health Science System.

“Massey’s mission to relieve suffering and death from cancer is perfectly aligned with my own values and priorities,” he said upon accepting his new post. “I am incredibly impressed with the cancer center’s research, clinical and educational programs as well as the collaboration that Massey fosters across VCU, VCU Health and beyond to discover, develop, deliver and teach effective means to prevent, detect, treat and cure cancer. Also, Massey’s commitment to ensuring equal access to cancer care is deeply important to me.”

Prior to joining the faculty at the University of Illinois at Chicago, Winn, a married father of two, spent 13 years at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center and School of Medicine in various leadership roles and clinical faculty appointments.

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