Prevention Review Council

The Prevention Review Council (PRC) oversees the peer review of all cancer prevention applications submitted to CPRIT. Members of the PRC chair each of the prevention peer review committees. The PRC assesses the evaluations completed by the prevention peer review committees by conducting a programmatic review and creates a final list of proposals to recommend for CPRIT grant awards. This list is submitted to CPRIT's Program Integration Committee and Oversight Committee. Texas law affords great weight to the review council’s funding recommendations, requiring the Program Integration Committee’s final recommendations forwarded to the CPRIT Oversight Committee for funding awards to be “substantially based” on the list submitted by the review council.

Stephen Wyatt, DMD, MPH

  • Chairman
  • Institution: Norton Healthcare
  • Title: Vice President for Research and Chief Research Executive
  

Dr. Stephen Wyatt is the Senior Associate Director for the Center of Clinical and Translational Science at the University Kentucky and the Vice President for Research at Norton Healthcare. During his tenure at UK, Dr. Wyatt was the PI for several large cancer control grants, including the NCI-funded, Appalachia Cancer Network and Cancer Information Service and the CDC-funded, Prevention Research Center and Comprehensive Cancer Control. He has served at the Associate Director for Cancer Control at the Markey Cancer Center and was the founding Dean of the College of Public Health at the University of Kentucky from 2004-2014.

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Ross Brownson, PhD

  • Institution: Washington University
  • Title: Professor, Brown School and the Alvin J. Siteman Cancer Center
  

Ross C. Brownson, PhD, is a professor at Washington University in St. Louis, with appointments in the Brown School and the Alvin J. Siteman Cancer Center. A leading expert in chronic disease prevention and applied epidemiology, Dr. Brownson is involved in numerous community-level studies designed to understand and reduce modifiable risk factors such as physical inactivity, obesity, and tobacco use. In particular, he is interested in the impacts of environmental and policy interventions on health behaviors, and he conducts research on dissemination of evidence-based interventions--with a focus on policy settings and health departments. Dr. Brownson’s research is supported by the National Institutes of Health, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

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Nancy Lee, MD

  • Institution: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS)
  • Title: Deputy Assistant Secretary of Health - Women’s Health and the Director of the Office on Women's Health (OWH)
  

Nancy C. Lee, MD is the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Health - Women’s Health and the Director of the Office on Women's Health (OWH) in the Office of the Secretary, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). Until this appointment, she worked for seven years as a private consultant in the areas of public health, epidemiology, and cancer control. Prior to that time, she worked with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for more than 22 years; more than 10 of those years were at the Division Director or Associate Director level.

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