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Dr. Veena Shankaran Joins Leadership of Fred Hutch’s Health Care Economics and Policy Research Institute

By January 30, 2019No Comments

Dr. Veena Shankaran has been named the new co-director of Fred Hutch’s health care economics and policy group, the Hutchinson Institute for Cancer Outcomes Research, or HICOR.

Shankaran will join HICOR Director Dr. Scott Ramsey and build on the many contributions of Dr. Gary Lyman, who served as HICOR co-director since the institute was founded five years ago. In this role, Lyman facilitated valuable relationships between HICOR and national organizations such as the American Society of Clinical Oncology and the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, among others.

Lyman will take on a new role as HICOR senior lead of Health Care Quality and Policy and continue his research as a member of the Cancer Prevention Program within Fred Hutch’s Public Health Sciences Division. He also serves as the executive officer for Cancer Care Delivery and Symptom Control and Quality of Life Research for the SWOG Cancer Research Network.