Alan and Janice Levin’s generous $1 million gift has established the Alan and Janice Levin Family Endowed Chair for Excellence in Cancer Research at the Arizona Cancer Center.
Clara Curiel, MD, director of the Pigmented Lesion Clinic and the Multidisciplinary Cutaneous Oncology Program at the Arizona Cancer Center's Skin Cancer Institute, has been appointed to fill the Levin Family Endowed Chair. Dr. Curiel, a member of the Arizona Cancer Center since 2005, is also an assistant professor of dermatology at the University of Arizona College of Medicine.
"Our family is impressed by the dedication of Dr. Curiel and the researchers at the Skin Cancer Institute," said Alan Levin, who has been a patient of Dr. Curiel. Levin and his family own and operate the Port of Tucson intermodal rail facility and Century Park Research Center, a warehousing, distribution and manufacturing facility.
"Dr. Clara Curiel is an immensely talented cutaneous oncology specialist with a tireless work ethic and a strong desire to conquer skin cancer. Generous support like this from Alan and Janice Levin and their family are critical to our research activities," said Arizona Cancer Center Director David S. Alberts, MD. "Endowed chairs support basic and translational research that we can apply to our patients and help in our goal to prevent and cure cancer. Our Skin Cancer Institute will benefit immensely from this gift."