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News Release

Kochevar joins Cancer Center as lead administrator

9/10/2010
Mark Kochevar

AURORA, Colo. (September 10, 2010)—Mark Kochevar, MBA, has joined the University of Colorado Cancer Center as its top administrator, associate director for administration and finance.

“Mark has the proven chops to do this job, and he has an all-star team to lean on in our administrative core,” said Dan Theodorescu, MD, PhD, UCCC director. “He will have a lead role in taking UCCC to the next level as we develop a strategic plan and complete our National Cancer Institute comprehensive cancer center grant renewal.”

Kochevar comes to UCCC from the Medical College of Georgia Cancer Center, where he led the administrative development and management of that newly established center.

He  started his career at the National Cancer Institute, where he spent 17 years as an administrator for cancer treatment and causation programs. Kochevar then was the administrative director of the University of Maryland Marlene and Stewart Greenebaum Cancer Center, where he led the administrative process for the center’s NCI P20 Center Planning Grant application, awarded in 1999, and its P30 Cancer Center Support Grant application. Notably, Kochevar led a successful development of a Cancer Research Grant application under the State of Maryland Cigarette Restitution Funds Program.

“I am truly honored to have been selected as the administrator for UCCC,” Kochevar said. “Building upon the strong foundations created under the leadership of Dr. Paul Bunn, UCCC is poised to reach new levels of success in its research endeavors while continuing to increase its presence in the Rocky Mountain region. I look forward to being a member of Dr. Theodorescu’s leadership team as we develop and implement an ambitious strategic plan, taking UCCC to a new level in innovation and leadership.”

About the University of Colorado Cancer Center
The University of Colorado Cancer Center is the Rocky Mountain region’s only National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer center. NCI has given only 40 cancer centers this designation, deeming membership as “the best of the best.” Headquartered on the University of Colorado Denver Anschutz Medical Campus, UCCC is a consortium of three state universities (Colorado State University, University of Colorado at Boulder and University of Colorado Denver) and five institutions (The Children’s Hospital, Denver Health, Denver VA Medical Center, National Jewish Health and University of Colorado Hospital). Together, our 440+ members are working to ease the cancer burden through cancer care, research, education and prevention and control. Learn more at www.uccc.info. 

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Contact: Lynn Clark, 303.724.3160, lynn.clark@ucdenver.edu