As of 2023, there are 55 professionals who have completed the Young Leader programme and are now part of the Young Leaders Alumni, a community of change-makers in cancer control.
UICC recognises the contribution of Young Leaders past and present to the cancer community and commits to support and nurture the network as it continues to grow. All Young Leaders who successfully complete the programme become part of the Young Leaders Alumni.
This community will facilitate ongoing collaboration between participants and will provide a resource of emerging experts and cancer leaders for UICC to engage in its core work.
Young Leaders Alumni have gone on to take up influential roles within government, academia and international organisations, including the UICC's Board, and continue working towards improving cancer control globally and regionally in a number of different ways.
Anna Dare (Canada / New Zealand)
Complex General Surgical Oncology Fellow, University of Toronto
Find out more about Anna's work.
Asma Hatoqai (Jordan)
Tobacco Control Specialist, King Hussein Cancer Center
Find out more about Asma's work.
Diego Gimenez Velilla (Paraguay)
Head of Radiation Oncology, National Cancer Institute (INCAN)
Find out more about Diego's work.
Freddy Houehanou Rodrigue Gnangnon (Benin)
Associate Professor of Surgical Oncology, University of Abomey-Calavi
Find out more about Freddy's work.
Tlotlo Ralefala (Botswana)
Clinical Oncologist and Head of Oncology, Princess Marina Hospital
Find out more about Tlotlo's work.
Arnaud Bayle (France)
Assistant Professor, Drug Development Department, Gustave Roussy Cancer Center
Find out more about Arnaud's work.
Chemtai Mungo (USA / Kenya)
Assistant Professor of Obstetrics & Gynecology, University of North Carolina
Find out more about Chemtai's work.
Enrique Soto Pérez de Celis (Mexico)
Researcher in Medical Sciences, Department of Geriatrics, Instituto Nacional de Ciencias Médicas y Nutrición Salvador Zubirán
Find out more about Enrique's work.
Melissa Lim Siaw Han (Malaysia)
Pharmacist / Researcher / Committee Member, Society for Cancer Advocacy and Awareness Kuching
Find out more about Melissa's work.
Venus Dadirai Mushininga (Zimbabwe)
Program Manager, Department of Non-Communicable Diseases, Ministry of Health and Child Care
Find out more about Venus's work.
Ahmed Hefnawy (UK / Egypt)
Obstetrics and Gynecology Lecturer, Assiut University
Find out more about Ahmed's work.
Consultant, Cancer Control, World Health Organization
Find out more about Felipe's work.
Clinical Assistant Professor, Global Health, University of Washington and Co-Founder, Hurone AI
Find out more about Kingsley's work.
Director, National Cancer Society Malaysia
Find out more about Murallitharan's work
Alexandra Tamas (Belgium / Romania)
Director of Public Affairs, European Federation of Pharmaceutical Industries and Associations (EFPIA)
Find out more about Alexandra's work.
Director, Fundacion Aladina
Find out more about Ishtar's work.
Women's Health Program Supervisor, Cameroon Baptist Convention Health Service
Find out more about Manjuh's work.
Radiation Oncologist, Entrepeneur and Lecturer, Sebeccly Cancer Care, Oncopadi, University of Lagos
Find out more about Omolola's work.
Clinical Fellow, Louisiana State University Shreveport
General Practitioner in Oncology and President, Marjorie Bash Foundation
Professor, Radiation Oncology, Tata Memorial Centre
Radiation Oncologist, Eugene M. & Christine E. Lynn Cancer Institute
Manager of Non Communicable Diseases Division, Rwanda Biomedical Centre
Tobacco Control Officer, World Health Organization
Director of Philanthropy, Instituto D'Or de Pesquisa e Ensino
Ami Bhatt (USA)
Associate Professor of Medicine & Genetics, Stanford University
Founder & Executive Director, African Center for Research on End of Life Care (ACREOL)
Fabio Ynoe Moraes (Canada / Brazil)
Assistant Professor, Queen's University
Gevorg Tamamyan (Armenia)
Head of the Pediatric Cancer and Blood Disorders Center of Armenia, Hematology Center R. Yeolyan
Hanna Tervonen (Finland)
Chief Specialist, Finnish Social and Health Data Permit Authority (Findata)
Laura Mendoza (Paraguay)
Researcher, Research Institute for Health Sciences, National University of Asuncion
Maria Celeste Diaz (Argentina)
Technical Consultant, Secretariat of Medication and Strategic Information, Ministry of Health
Miriam Mutebi (Kenya)
Breast Surgical Oncologist and Assistant Professor, Aga Khan University Hospital, President-elect, African Organisation for Research & Training in Cancer (AORTIC), and Board Member, Union for International Cancer Control (UICC)
Shekinah Elmore (USA)
Assistant Professor, University of North Carolina
Tsetsegsaikhan Batmunkh (Mongolia)
Founder and CEO, National Cancer Council of Mongolia
fsan Bhadelia (USA)
Assistant Professor, Department of Public Health, Purdue University
André Ilbawi (Switzerland / USA)
Technical Officer, Cancer Control, World Health Organization
Cristian A. Herrera (USA / Chile)
Senior Health Specialist, World Bank
Mandi Pratt-Chapman (USA)
Associate Professor of Medicine, The George Washington University
Mauricio Maza (El Salvador)
Advisor, Cancer Prevention and Control, Pan American Health Organization
Mei Ling Yap (Australia)
Radiation Oncologist, Liverpool and Macarthur Cancer Therapy Centres
Runcie Chikeruba Wilson Chidebe (Nigeria)
Founder and Executive Director, Project PINK BLUE
Temidayo Fadelu (USA)
Medical Oncologist, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Chukwuma Oraegbunam (UK / Nigeria)
Old Age Psychiatrist, NHS
Elizabeth Ayoo (Kenya)
Lawyer, Ayoo-See & Co Associates
Han Win Htun (Myanmar)
Family Medicine and Public Health Physician, Family Medicine Clinic of Mandalay
Mellany Murgor (Kenya)
Occupational Safety and Health Services Physician, Ministry of Labour
Nauman Jadoon (Pakistan)
Endocrinology Fellow, College of Physicians and Surgeons
Neha Tripathi (India)
Director, Cancer Aid Society
Xiao-Jian Qin (China)
Professor, Fudan University Shanghai Cancer Center
Yetty Movieta Nency (Indonesia)
Pediatrician, Kariadi Hospital, Diponegoro University
Danielle Rodin (Canada)
Director, Global Cancer Program, Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, Board Member, Union for International Cancer control (UICC)
Leana May (USA)
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, University of Colorado School of Medicine
Oluwafunmilola James (Nigeria)
Public Health professional
Zoe Wainer (Australia)
Deputy Secretary, Public Health, Victorian Department of Health
UICC is eager to hear from our Young Leader Alumni and receive updates on their current activities. We are actively looking for alumni stories to feature on our website.
The Young Leaders programme is a unique opportunity to be part of a global network of inspiring and ambitious young leaders in cancer control.
Helpful information and key dates for those planning to submit an application to join the next cohort of UICC Young Leaders.
Our Young Leaders include frontline workers and cancer advocates who are at the forefront of protecting and supporting cancer patients during the current pandemic.
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