Jorge Gomez, MD., Ph.D.

Assistant Vice President for Translational Research in Special Populations, as well as the Associate Director of the Center for Elimination of Border Health Disparities at The University of Arizona Health Sciences, and he is also the Assistant Director for Cancer Research at The University of Arizona Cancer Center. , In addition, Dr. Gomez is 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.

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Prior to joining The University of Arizona, worked for three years as Medical Officer, Program Director for the National Cancer Institute’s (NCI) prestigious Specialized Programs of Research Excellence (SPORE) and 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 US NCI and five Latin American countries (Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Mexico and Uruguay).  Dr. Gomez interests include the elimination of health disparities in targeted populations through translational research.