University Advisory Committee (UAC)

The University Advisory Committee (UAC) advises the Oversight Committee about the role of higher education in cancer research. The members of the UAC include representatives of all of Texas’ public university systems and private research universities.


Cheryl Walker, Ph.D., Chair
Institute of Biosciences and Technology
Texas A&M University Health Science Center

Michelle C. Barton, Ph.D.
Department of Epigenetics and Molecular Carcinogenesis
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

Mike Blanda, Ph.D.
Assistant Vice President for Research and Federal Relations
Professor of Chemistry
Texas State University

P. Michael Conn, Ph.D.
Senior Vice President for Research/Associate Provost
Texas Tech Health Science Center

Mike Jacobson, Ph.D.
Founding Dean
College of Pharmacy
University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth

C. Kent Osborne, M.D.
Duncan Cancer Center
Baylor College of Medicine

Mary Ann Ottinger, Ph.D.
Associate Vice Chancellor for Research
University of Houston System

Yousif Shamoo, Ph.D.
Vice Provost for Research
Rice University

Ian Thompson, M.D.
University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio