Duane A. Mitchell, M.D., Ph.D., a leading expert in the search for ways to treat aggressive adult and pediatric brain tumors, has been elected a member of the Academy of Science, Engineering and Medicine of Florida.
He was elected for “improving lives of adults and children with brain tumors through substantial advances in novel immunotherapies for their treatment.” He will be inducted in a ceremony during the group’s annual meeting, scheduled for Nov. 7.
Mitchell is director of the UF Clinical and Translational Science Institute; assistant vice president for research and associate dean for translational science and clinical research; and co-director of the Preston A. Wells Jr. Center for Brain Tumor Therapy.
He also serves as co-director of the UF Health-led ReMission Alliance Against Brain Tumors, featuring 12 partner institutions from across the U.S. and Canada that are teaming up to develop novel treatments to vastly improve quality of life and long-term survival for patients fighting malignant brain tumors.