Katherine L. Griem, M.D., has been elected president of the Illinois Division of the American Cancer Society. An oncologist with Rush University Medical Center, Griem will serve a two-year term, providing leadership on research, education, advocacy and patient services. Griem, a professor of radiation oncology at Rush, has been active with the society for 17 years. She is a member of the boards Executive Committee and has headed the Illinois Divisions Cancer Incidence and End Results Committee and Research Advisory Committee. She also served on the Cancer Information and Resources Committee, the Prevention Committee and the Public Affairs Committee. Griem graduated from Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine, and received her medical degree from Harvard Medical School, where she also did her residency. The society als elected: K. Thomas Robbins, M.D., director of the Simmons Cancer Institute at Southern Illinois University in Springfield. as its first vice president. Elizabeth Marcus, M.D., chairwoman of the John H. Stroger Hospital of Cook County Division of Breast Oncology, as its second vice president. Sue McWilliams, senior vice president of clinical consulting at Intersect, as its secretary.
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