Jorge Gomez is the associate director of the Center for Elimination of Border Health Disparities at The University of Arizona Health Sciences; the assistant director for cancer research at The University of Arizona Cancer Center; and an assistant professor in the Community, Environment and Policy Department at the Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health at The University of Arizona.
Prior to joining The University of Arizona, Gomez worked for three years as medical officer, program director for the National Cancer Institute’s (NCI) prestigious Specialized Programs of Research Excellence (SPORE) and was then promoted to branch chief, medical officer, of the Organ Systems Branch. During his ten years there, the program grew with more than 50 awards to coordinated networks of researchers. He developed a new NCI program—the Office of Latin American Cancer Program Development (OLACPD)—that resulted in the formation of the US-Latin American Cancer Research Network (US-LACRN) with the U.S. NCI and five Latin American countries (Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Mexico and Uruguay). His interests include the elimination of health disparities in targeted populations through translational research.
Sessions as a Speaker
E3) Slow-Motion Epidemics: The Global Threat of Chronic Disease
- Marriott Marquis: Salons 4-6