Burlington, Vt and Lake Champlain at dusk

2023 External Advisory Board

Roy Jensen, MDProfessor, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Professor, Cancer Biology
Director, The University of Kansas Cancer Center
William R. Jewell, M.D. Distinguished Kansas Masonic Professor of Cancer Research and Director, Kansas Masonic Cancer Research Institute, University of Kansas Medical Center
Programs and Shared Resources 
Stanton Gerson, MDDean, School of Medicine
Sr. Vice President for Medical Affairs
(Immediate past) Acting Director, Case Comprehensive Cancer Center
Director, National Center for Regenerative Medicine
Professor, Department of  Medicine
Professor, Department of Environmental Health Sciences
Member, Immune Oncology Program, Case Comprehensive Cancer Center
Steven D. Leach, MDPreston T. and Virginia R. Kelsey Professr
Director, Dartmouth Cancer Center
Preston T. and Virginia R. Kelsey Distinguished Chair in Cancer
Martha Mims, MD, PhDProfessor, Medicine
Chief, Hematology and Oncology
Associate Director of Clinical Research
Dan L Duncan Comprehensive Cancer Center
Dan  L Duncan Professorship, Baylor College of Medicine
Kathi Mooney, RN, PhDDistinguished Professor, College of Nursing
Co-Leader Cancer Control and Population Sciences, Huntsman Cancer Institute
University of Utah
Joe W. Ramos, PhD, MPH
Director, CEO, Louisiana Cancer Research Center
Matthew D. Ringel, MDProfessor and Chair, Department of Molecular Medicine and Therapeutics
Ralph W. Kurtz Chair
Co-Leader Cancer Biology Program
Co-Director Center for Cancer Engineering
Deputy Director, Center for Clinical and Translational Sciences
The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center & OSU Comprehensive Cancer Center
Susan  T. Vadaparampil, PhD, MPH
Associate Center Director for Community Outreach, Engagement & Equity
Professor, Department of Health Outcomes and Behavior
Director, Behavioral Oncology T32 Postdoctoral Training Program
Moffitt Cancer Center
Melissa Fitzmaurice Neligan, MPH, CRAChief Administrative Officer
UCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center
Vermont E3 Participants 
Emily Hallgren, PhDAssistant Professor
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences - Northwest
Tianxiang "Sean" Hu, PhDAssistant Professor
Georgia Cancer Center





UVM Cancer Center and Partners Distribute Free Sunscreen Dispensers

April 3, 2024 by Rachel Zwynenburg

14 sites will receive free sunscreen dispensers through the Vermont Community Sunscreen Dispenser Program.

Vermont has the second highest incidence rate of melanoma in the U.S. Exposure to ultraviolet light from the sun or tanning beds is a major risk factor for developing melanoma. Melanoma is the most dangerous form of skin cancer.

One way to reduce the risk of developing skin cancer is by using sunscreen with a SPF 30 or higher. The Vermont Community Sunscreen Dispenser Program, coordinated by statewide cancer coalition VTAAC, UVM Cancer Center, Dartmouth Cancer Center, and national non-profit IMPACT Melanoma, will supply fourteen (14) or more selected Vermont community park and recreation locations with a FREE automated sunscreen dispenser, a start-up supply of sunscreen, and an optional pole stand.  

The purpose of these free sunscreen stations is two-fold: to provide easy access to SPF 30 sunscreen as well as remind Vermont residents and visitors that sun protection is critical to their optimal health and sun safety is in their hands — quite literally.

Applying is easy through an online application form, applications are due Monday, April 15, 2024.

For more information please visit: https://vtaac.org/free-sunscreen-dispenser-initiative/