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Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute

The Karmanos Cancer Institute (KCI) is a not-for-profit, NCI-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center in metropolitan Detroit.  The original designation as an NCI-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center was obtained under the name “Meyer L. Prentis Comprehensive Cancer Center of Metropolitan Detroit” in 1978.  The institute was founded in 1943 under the name Detroit Institute for Cancer Research.  KCI was formed in 1995 through a strategic partnership of the Meyer L. Prentis Comprehensive Cancer Center of Metropolitan Detroit, the Wayne State University Cancer Institute, the Michigan Cancer Foundation (MCF), and the clinical cancer programs of the Detroit Medical Center.  KCI was named after Barbara Ann Karmanos, the late wife of Peter Karmanos, Jr., a local philanthropist.

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Wayne State University School of Medicine

Boris C Pasche, MD, PhD, FACP
President & CEO
4100 John R
Detroit, MI 48201
COE Leader
Hayley Thompson, PhD
Associate Center Director for Community Outreach and Engagement
CRTEC Leader
Morhaf Al Achkar, MD, MPH
Associate Center Director, Education
PED Leader
Latonya Riddle-Jones, MD, MPH
Associate Center Director for DEI

Research Programs

Research Program Program Leaders
Molecular Imaging Nerissa Viola, PhD; Anthony Shields, MD, PhD
Molecular Therapeutics Asfar Azmi, PhD; Ammar Sukari, MD; Jeffrey Zonder, MD
Population Studies and Disparities Research Jennifer Beebe-Dimmer, PhD, MPH; Lauren Hamel, PhD
Tumor Biology and Microenvironment Kay-Uwe Wagner, PhD; Hasan Korkaya, DVM, PhD

Shared Resources

Category Resource Directors
Cat 1: Laboratory Science Animal Model and Therapeutics Evaluation Lisa Polin, PhD
Cat 1: Laboratory Science Biobanking and Correlative Sciences Julie Boerner, PhD
Cat 1: Laboratory Science Microscopy, Imaging and Cytometry Resources Kamiar Moin, PhD
Cat 1: Laboratory Science Pharmacology and Metabolomics Jing Li, PhD
Cat 1: Laboratory Science Proteomics Paul Stemmer, PhD
Cat 3: Epidemiology, Cancer Control Epidemiology Research Jennifer Beebe-Dimmer, PhD, MPH
Cat 6: Biostatistics Biostatistics and Bioinformatics Seongho Kim, PhD
Last Updated
June 5, 2024