Armin Weinberg, Ph.D.
Dr. Weinberg is
CEO of Life Beyond Cancer Foundation, Clinical Professor of Medicine at Baylor
College of Medicine, and Adjunct Professor at Rice University and was the
co-founding Chair of the Intercultural Cancer Council. Dr. Weinberg began his career at Baylor in
1975 as Director of the Education Division of the DeBakey Heart Center. Recognizing that the community models he had
developed could be applied to other chronic diseases, Dr. Weinberg established
the Chronic Disease Research Center (CDRC) in 1987. By broadening his work to
include other chronic diseases including cancer Dr. Weinberg’s efforts focused
on translating our discovers in prevention, screening, and control activities
to state and national initiatives. He
was also a founding member of the International Consortium for Research on the
Health Effects of Radiation, founded in response to the Chernobyl nuclear
accident. Relatedly, Dr. Weinberg has
spearheaded many international partnerships in the Ukraine, Kazakhstan,
Azerbaijan, Russia, Columbia and Israel.
He was the Principal Investigator of the Eliminating Disparities in
Clinical Trials Project (EDICT), a research study designed to address the
problems and find workable solutions to recruiting and retaining populations
that are underrepresented in clinical trials such as low income, elderly,
racial-ethnic minorities or those who live in rural areas.
currently serves on the; Board of the Intercultural Cancer Council, The
Comprehensive Cancer Control National Partnership, Executive Committee of the
National Hispanic Life Sciences Society, Texas Life Science Foundation Board,
Cancer Support Community M.A.P. Project Advisory Council, the Physician
Oncology Program and CME Accreditation Subcommittee at the Texas Medical Association,
Redes En Acción National Center Steering Committee (NCSC), The Schull Institute
Board, Board of Advisors for Strategic Medical Associates, Co-Chair of
C-Change’s Health Disparities Advisory Committee, and as immediate past chair of the Cancer
Alliance of Texas (CAT). He is a past
member of the board of C-Change: Collaborating to Conquer Cancer, The National
Association of Social Worker Foundation, The Texas Hadassah Medical Research
Foundation and Volunteer Houston, Texas Hadassah Medical Research Foundation.