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Oliver Bogler, Ph.D.

Oliver Bogler, Ph.D.

Director, Center for Cancer Training

Credit: National Cancer Institute

Oliver studied Natural Sciences at Cambridge University, completed his PhD at the Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research in London, and post-doctoral training at the Salk Institute and the Ludwig Institute, San Diego Branch. He has held faculty appointments at Virginia Commonwealth University, Henry Ford Hospital and the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center where he also served as Director of Basic Research for the Brain Tumor Center. His research focused on EGFR signaling and novel platinum compounds in glioblastoma.

In 2010, he became MD Anderson’s Vice President for Global Academic Programs and managed a network of 35 Sister Institutions in 22 countries, with a total investment in global cancer collaborations of $24M over 7 years and an annual conference with over 800 participants. In 2011, he was also appointed Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs where he stewarded MD Anderson’s education mission including career development and accreditation, and oversaw 300 people, who delivered support for 1,700 faculty and more than 2,000 trainees and students.

Dr. Bogler joined the ECHO Institute in 2018 as Chief Operating Officer to support its efforts to democratize scarce expert knowledge to improve services to the underserved in healthcare, education and beyond, including in cancer.

In 2020 Oliver joined NCI as the Director of the Center for Cancer Training, where he focuses on NCI training and career development programs that catalyze the development of a 21st century workforce capable of advancing cancer research through a scientifically integrated approach.

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