Center Leadership

Anthony AlbergAnthony J. Alberg, Ph.D., MPH

Interim Director & Associate Director, Population Sciences

Dr. Alberg has served as an Associate Director since 2006. A Professor of Public Health Sciences, he also holds the Blatt Ness Distinguished Endowed Chair in Oncology. In his role as Associate Director, he develops and implements initiatives to integrate the expertise in cancer population science across all areas of the Center and works to increase collaboration among the cancer control scientists at Hollings and the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control to implement cancer-focused initiatives, including the State Cancer Plan.

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Jim BrookJames P. Brook, MBA

Administrator, Oncology Service Line
Mr. Brook has more than 30 years in clinical oncology management, including positions at MD Anderson Cancer Center and Indiana University. He works closely with physicians, nurses and other allied health leaders to coordinate and grow multidisciplinary treatment and supportive care programs beneficial to patients at Hollings Cancer Center and its hospital affiliates.

Carolyn BrittenCarolyn D. Britten, M.D.

Associate Director, Clinical Investigations

Dr. Britten is Chief of the Division of Hematology/Oncology in the Department of Medicine at MUSC and holds the Charles Westfield Coker Distinguished Endowed Chair supported by the South Carolina SmartState® Center of Excellence in Gastrointestinal Malignancies. As Associate Director, she oversees the entire clinical research enterprise at Hollings. A nationally recognized Phase I clinical trials expert, she is charged with facilitating the efforts to bring scientific discoveries emanating from Hollings scientific laboratories into clinical application through clinical trials.

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Alan DiehlJ. Alan Diehl, Ph.D.

Associate Director, Basic Sciences

Dr. Diehl is a Professor in the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and holds the SmartState Chair in Lipidomics, Pathobiology and Therapy. In his role as Associate Director, Dr. Diehl is charged with identifying and shaping the trajectory of new scientific directions and integrating basic science discoveries across discipline areas while facilitating the application of these discoveries into the development of innovative preventative, diagnostic and therapeutic applications.

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Marvella FordMarvella E. Ford, Ph.D.

Associate Director, Cancer Disparities

A Professor of Public Health Sciences, Dr. Ford oversees the Center’s effort to address the critical cancer disparities of South Carolina through community outreach and educational programs. Dr. Ford and her team work with minority leaders throughout the state to build bi-directional, trusting, and long-lasting partnerships, which are critical to Hollings investigators in tailoring culturally and contextually knowledgeable cancer interventions. She also develops and nurtures partnerships between Hollings and several South Carolina Historically Black Colleges and Universities to provide undergraduate minority students the opportunity to explore biomedical career options.

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Carla FrichtelCarla S. Frichtel, MBA

Interim Associate Director, Administration
At Hollings, Ms. Frichtel works closely with the Director and other members of the senior and programmatic leadership to build and support the research infrastructure crucial to Hollings’ mission. She identifies new cancer research opportunities and develops resources to support these and existing efforts. Ms. Frichtel also serves as the Director of MUSC’s Office of Research Development.

Michael LillyMichael B. Lilly, M.D.

Associate Director,
Translational Research

Dr. Lilly works to connect Hollings laboratory researchers with clinical investigators to promote bi-directional translational opportunities that will lead to improved strategies for prevention, diagnosis and treatment of cancer. A Professor of Medicine and medical oncologist focusing on genitourinary cancers, he also leads a nationally recognized physician scientist career development program at Hollings.

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David MahviDavid M. Mahvi, M.D.

Chief, Oncology Integrated
Center of Clinical Excellence

Dr. Mahvi serves as the Chief of the Oncology Integrated Center of Clinical Excellence (ICCE) and Chief of Surgical Oncology. In his leadership role, Dr. Mahvi oversees the clinical activities and performance of the Hollings Cancer Center. In coordination with MUSC leadership, faculty, physicians and staff, Dr. Mahvi executes strategies for program development, growth and patient access as well as managing the financial efforts of clinical operations.

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David MarshallDavid T. Marshall, M.D.

Deputy Associate Director,
Clinical Investigations

Dr. Marshall is a Professor of Radiation Oncology. In his role at Hollings, he ensures the infrastructure supporting the clinical research is effective and efficient, and he ensures that patients and physicians have timely access to the latest novel therapies being offered through clinical trials.

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Steven RosenzweigSteven A. Rosenzweig, Ph.D.

Associate Director,
Shared Resources

Dr. Rosenzweig is a Professor of Cell & Molecular Pharmacology. As Associate Director, he oversees the ongoing evaluation, development and growth of Hollings-supported shared research resources. These shared facilities provide access to critical technologies, services and consultation that enhance scientific interaction and productivity of cancer center members.

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Dennis WatsonDennis K. Watson, Ph.D.

Associate Director,
Education & Training

Dr. Watson is a Professor of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine. As Associate Director, he ensures the education and training opportunities for pre- and post-doctoral students as well as junior faculty within the Hollings Cancer Center are well-structured, coordinated across multiple initiatives, effective, and promote transdisciplinary collaborations.

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