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Robert A. Winn Awarded the 2024 ASCO Allen Lichter Visionary Leader Award
Mar 22, 2024, 18:03

Robert A. Winn Awarded the 2024 ASCO Allen Lichter Visionary Leader Award

The American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) has announced Dr. Robert A. Winn, MD, as the esteemed recipient of the 2024 ASCO Allen Lichter Visionary Leader Award. This recognition is a testament to Dr. Winn’s dedication and contributions to the field of oncology and cancer research.

Dr. Winn is director of the VCU Massey Comprehensive Cancer Center. He is the president of the Association of American Cancer Institutes; chair of the National Cancer Policy Forum of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine; a Fellow of the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) Academy; and a member of the Board of Directors for the American Cancer Society and LUNGevity Foundation.

Dr. Winn’s previous faculty appointments include serving as director of the University of Illinois Cancer Center from 2015-2019 and as associate vice chancellor of health affairs for community-based practice at the University of Illinois Hospital and Health Science System from 2013-2019. Prior to his work in Chicago, Winn spent 13 years at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center and School of Medicine in a variety of leadership roles, including associate dean of admissions and vice chair of career development and diversity inclusion.

About the Allen Lichter Visionary Leader Award

First awarded in 2017, this award was created in honor of Allen. S. Lichter, MD, FASCO, to recognize ASCO members who have transformed the oncology field or significantly advanced the mission of ASCO, Conquer Cancer, or CancerLinQ, LLC, through their leadership, vision, and ability to inspire.

An ASCO member since 1980, Dr. Lichter served the Society in several prominent volunteer roles, including President (1998-1999), Founding Chairman of the Conquer Cancer Board of Directors (1999), and Chief Executive Officer (2006-2016). In his ten years as CEO, Dr. Lichter oversaw the rapid growth of the Society and the launch of important new initiatives to improve the quality and value of cancer care. The Allen S. Lichter Visionary Leader Award honors Dr. Lichter’s commitment and contributions to ASCO and continues his legacy by encouraging and recognizing extraordinary leadership in oncology.

The oncology community and the OncoDaily team extend their heartfelt congratulations to Dr. Robert A. Winn for his vision, leadership and his determination to the advancement of cancer care.