Robin G Leikin

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1983 …2021

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Dr. Leikin joined the administration of the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center in 1989 and has served as the Scientific Program Director of the Lurie Cancer Center for more than twelve years. She has 16 peer reviewed publications from her laboratory research years. Dr. Leikin has considerable expertise in integrating multi-investigator and training programs. She was instrumental in the Cancer Center obtaining a Breast Program Planning Grant (CA65764), a Prostate Program Planning Grant (CA69851), the SPORE in Breast Cancer (CA89018) and the SPORE in Prostate Cancer (CA90386). Dr. Leikin has also served continuously as Administrative Director for the NCI-funded Training Program in Signal Transduction and Cancer (T32 CA070085), the Clinical Oncology Research Training Program (T32 CA079447), the Training Program in Oncogenesis and Developmental Biology (T32 CA080621) and the SPORE in Prostate Cancer (P50 CA090386). Since 1999 Dr. Leikin has served as Director for the CURE supplement to the Lurie Cancer Center’s Core grant (P30 CA60553)that enables underserved minority undergraduate students to conduct biomedical research during the summer months. Over 100 students have participated in the CURE Program.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Devlopment Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, Northwestern University

… → 1983

Research interests

  • Graduate Medical Education
  • Prostate Cancer


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