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The United States of America have three National Representatives: Vicki Morrison (Minnesota), Arash Naiem (California) and William Tew (New York).

Vicki Morrison

Vicki A. Morrison, MD, isProfessor of Medicine at the University of Minnesota, and Staff Physician in the Sections of Hematology/Oncology and Infectious Disease at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Minneapolis MN.  Dr Morrison earned her MD at the University of Wisconsin Medical School.  She completed a basic medicine internship, internal medicine residency, and senior residency at the Naval Regional Medical Center, Portsmouth, Virginia.  She then completed an infectious diseases fellowship at Bethesda (MD) Naval Hospital, followed by a medical oncology fellowship at the University of Minnesota.  Dr Morrison has been a principal investigator on numerous research projects and has lectured nationally/internationally on lymphoproliferative disorders, with a focus on the elderly, fungal infections and infections in immunocompromised patients.  Dr Morrison has co-authored numerous articles, book chapters, and abstracts, and is a reviewer for numerous hematology-oncology and infectious disease journals.  Her professional memberships include the American Society of Clinical Oncology, American Society of Hematology, International Society of Geriatric Oncology, American Association for Cancer Research, American Society for Microbiology, Immunocompromised Host Society, and Infectious Diseases Society of America.  Dr Morrison is a member of several national cooperative group committees, including the Lymphoma, Leukemia, and Cancer in the Elderly Committees of the Alliance.

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Arash Naiem

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William Tew

William Tew, MD, is an Associate Attending Physician at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSKCC) in New York. He completed a biomedical engineering program at Boston University, medical school at the University of Rochester, internal medicine residency at Bellevue/NYU and medical oncology fellowship at MSKCC. As a medical oncologist and Clinical Director of the GYN Medical Oncology service at MSKCC, he cares for women with gynecologic cancer and is an active investigator of new therapeutics for women with ovarian cancer. In addition, Dr. Tew has a clinical research program focused on improving the care of older adults with cancer by developing geriatric assessment tools, interventions and age-specific therapeutic trials. He received a NCCN Foundation Young Investigator Grant (2011) and is an active member of the Cancer and Aging Research Group. He is an active member of ASCO (Leadership Development Program, Health Disparities – Geriatric Oncology, Guidelines Committee), Gynecology Oncology Group (GOG Task Force for the Elderly), the International Society of Geriatric Oncology and the NCCN (Senior Adult Guidelines). He serves as the associate editor of the Journal of Geriatric Oncology.