Professor Alberts is Director Emeritus of the University of Arizona Cancer Center, in Tucson, AZ and CO Chair of the Cancer Prevention and Control Committee in NRG Oncology, the largest National Cancer Institute funded clinical trials research group. He has been at the forefront of cancer prevention and supportive care research for more than four decades and has authored more than 700 scientific articles in cancer journals and books. In 2003, 2004, and 2014, respectively, the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) honored him with their 8th Annual Joseph H Burchenal Award for Clinical Research, their 3rd Annual Award for Excellence in Cancer Prevention Research and their 2nd Annual Award for being a Pioneer in Cancer Prevention.
Dr. Prevatt is currently a Research Administrator at the University of Arizona Cancer Center (UACC) where she received her doctorate in Cancer Biology. Her research work focused on cancer prevention, specifically in skin and women’s cancer. Dr. Prevatt authored several manuscripts and book chapters in the field of cancer prevention. Her current role at the UACC involves the administration of grants involved in prevention of women’s cancer and health disparities.
Stephanie Kha is a medical student at the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. She graduated summa cum laude with a degree in Biochem
istry from the University of Arizona, where she also led a student health advocacy committee and pursued cancer research in the lab of Dr. David Alberts, MD. She is a recipient of the UA Robert L. Nugent Medal and the Walter and Adelheid Hohenstein Fellowship from the Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society.
Dr. Karen Weihs is Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Arizona, where she directs the multidisciplinary clinical service, Supportive Care for Healing, at the University of Arizona Cancer Center. She is the President of the American Psychosomatic Society and Principal Investigator with R01 funding from the National Cancer Institute for the project “Emotion Regulation and Depression in Breast Cancer Survivorship”.