The University of Pennsylvania has selected Katherine Nathanson as deputy director of the the Abramson Cancer Center.
Nathanson takes the position after having spent time teaching translational medicine and human genetics at the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine, as well as serving the Abramson Cancer Center as associate director for population sciences. She also helped run the Cancer Control Program and was the chief doctor of oncogenomics, a Penn Medicine release said.
In her new position, Nathanson will supervise areas that include creating the blueprint for executing the research work the cancer center does, building and continuing to improve the execution of the cancer center's research, bringing on new faculty, choosing who will run different parts of the research work and deciding how the cancer center's capital will be used, the release said.
After earning her undergraduate degree from Haverford College and her doctoral degree at the University of Pennsylvania, Nathanson served as an internal medicine medical resident at Boston's Beth Israel Hospital and as a clinical genetics medical resident at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and Penn.
She started teaching at Penn in 2001.