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TFRI News | January 25, 2024

TFRI announces new leadership appointment for Marathon of Hope Cancer Centres Network

Vancouver BC  -- The Terry Fox Research Institute is pleased to announce that Dr. Isabel Serrano has been appointed to position of managing director of the Marathon of Hope Cancer Centres Network effective Jan. 15.

In this new role, Dr. Serrano will continue to play an important role in the Network’s daily operations and research initiatives as well as in its continued growth, including sustainability initiatives.

“I am extremely pleased to announce the promotion of Dr. Serrano to the new position of Managing Director of MOHCCN. I have had the chance to work with Isabel for nearly two years,” remarked Dr. André Veillette, Network executive director. “She is not only an exceptional manager and leader, but also a fantastic person who is smart, honest, kind and reliable. MOHCCN and TFRI are lucky to have her in our organization.”

The role ensures the implementation of required programs and activities in line with the Network’s and organization’s objectives, among other responsibilities including effective team management, collaboration and performance, as well as relationship building with key stakeholders including researchers and administrators. She will continue to work closely with Dr. Veillette to execute the strategic vision for the Network, while also aligning with TFRI’s goals, mission, vision and values.

“It is an honour to be appointed managing director of the Terry Fox Research Institute's Marathon of Hope Cancer Centres Network. This new role is not just a step forward in my career, but also an immense honour and responsibility that I accept with deep humility and excitement,” says Dr. Serrano. “I am incredibly grateful for the trust placed in me and my primary focus will be to ensure that every dollar raised, every research project funded and every community engaged brings us closer to Terry Fox's dream of a world without cancer. I look forward to continuing to work closely with all of you in our Network, fostering collaborations, and spearheading initiatives that amplify the impact of our work.”

View Dr. Serrano’s bio here.