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Moffitt announces new chief digital innovation officer


 

Edmondo Robinson, MD, is the new senior vice president and chief digital innovation officer at Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Fla. In this newly created position, Dr. Robinson will “oversee Moffitt’s portfolio of digital innovation, including the development and commercialization of health products, tools, and technology.”

Dr. Edmondo Robinson, Moffitt Cancer Center, Tampa

Dr. Edmondo Robinson

Dr. Robinson is also associate professor of medicine at Thomas Jefferson University’s Sidney Kimmel Medical College in Philadelphia. He was previously the chief transformation officer and senior vice-president of consumerism at ChristianaCare, a health system based in Wilmington, Del. Dr. Robinson’s research is focused on health services, particularly care transitions and how technology impacts care delivery.

In other news, Elizabeth Fox, MD, has been named senior vice president of clinical trials research at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis, Tenn. She will also serve as the associate director for clinical research in the St. Jude Comprehensive Cancer Center. Dr. Fox will take on these roles in January 2020.

Dr. Fox was previously director of developmental therapeutics in oncology and professor of pediatrics at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. According to St. Jude, Dr. Fox is an expert in integrating clinical and preclinical pharmacology in clinical trial design.

The International Society of Gastrointestinal Oncology has appointed Weijing Sun, MD, as its president-elect. After his 2-year term as president-elect, Dr. Sun will take over as president from Ghassan Abou-Alfa, MD, of Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York.

Dr. Sun is director of the division of medical oncology and associate director for clinical research at the University of Kansas Cancer Center in Kansas City. He is a gastrointestinal medical oncologist with a research focus on the development of new treatments for pancreatic, gastroesophageal, hepatobiliary, and colorectal cancers.

Finally, Elizabeth Plimack, MD, has been elected to the American Society of Clinical Oncology’s board of directors for a term of 4 years. She will begin this appointment in June 2020.

Dr. Elizabeth Plimack, Fox Chase Cancer Center, Philadelphia

Dr. Elizabeth Plimack

Dr. Plimack is a professor and chief of the division of genitourinary medical oncology at Fox Chase Cancer Center in Philadelphia. Dr. Plimack’s clinical practice is focused on the treatment of kidney, bladder, prostate, and testicular cancer. Her research is focused on developing new therapies for bladder and kidney cancers.

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