Governor Ernie Fletcher’s Communications Office
Governor Fletcher Appoints Members to the Governance Board of the Lung Cancer Research Project

Press Release Date:  Friday, January 12, 2007  
Contact Information:  Jodi Whitaker
502-564-2611
 


FRANKFORT, Ky. – Governor Ernie Fletcher has appointed four members to the Governance Board of the Lung Cancer Research Project.

Dr. John J. Rinehart, of Lexington, specializes in oncology at the University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Center.  Rinehart received a doctorate of medicine from Ohio State University and served as a major in the U.S. Army at the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research.  He is a member of the Central Society for Clinical Research, the American Federation for Clinical Research, the American Society for Hematology, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the American Association of Immunologists, the American Society of Clinical Oncology, the American Association for Cancer Research and the Society for Biologic Therapy.  Rinehart serves as the chair of the Quality Assurance Committee for the Markey Cancer Center. 

Dr. Donald M. Miller, of Louisville, is the director of the James Graham Brown Cancer Center in Louisville.  Miller received a bachelor’s degree from Florida State University.  He received a doctorate of biochemistry and doctorate of medicine from Duke University.  He has taught at Harvard University, the National Cancer Institute, the University of Michigan and the University of Alabama Birmingham.  He is a member of the American Association of Physicians and received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Mint Jubilee Foundation.

Dr. John W. Eaton, of Prospect, is a professor of medicine and pharmacology/toxicology at the University of Louisville. He serves on the faculty of the Center for Genetics and Molecular Medicine and is deputy director of the James Graham Brown Cancer Center.  Eaton received a bachelor’s degree form Florida State University, master’s degrees from the University of Florida and the University of Michigan, a doctorate in biological anthropology/human genetics from the University of Michigan and a doctorate of medicine from the University of Linkoping, Sweden.  He serves on the Scientific Advisory Board for Biomedical Frontiers, Inc, of Minneapolis, as an external scientific advisor for Focal, Inc. and serves as a consultant and grant reviewer for the National Institutes of Health.  He is the author or co-author of more than 225 research publications.  

Dr. Timothy W. Mullett, of Lexington, is a surgeon at the University of Kentucky Medical Center.  Mullett received a bachelor’s degree and doctorate of medicine from the University of Florida.  He is a member of the Fayette County Medical Society, the International Society for Heart and Lung Transplant, the American College of Surgeons Oncology Group, the American Society of Transplant Surgeons, the Society of Thoracic Surgeons, the Kentucky Chapter of American College of Surgeons and the Society of Surgical Oncology. 

The Governance Board of the Lung Cancer Research Project is made up of nine gubernatorial appointees.  The board develops and oversees the implementation of a 20-year strategic plan that utilizes the resources of both the University of Louisville and the University of Kentucky and establishes expertise in early detection and epidemiology with the ultimate goal of eradicating lung cancer.


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