The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center gets its first chief data officer

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The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center has named Caroline Chung, associate professor of Radiation Oncology and Diagnostic Radiology, its new vice president and chief data officer (CDO).

As the institution’s first-ever CDO, Ms. Chung will be responsible for shaping MD Anderson’s data strategy and leading its implementation from an operational and cultural perspective, the university said in a statement.  Ms. Chung will oversee the Data Governance and Provenance Office and institutional data offices.

Ms. Chung joined MD Anderson in 2016, when she was recruited to direct the MR Program in Radiation Oncology. Since then, she has served as the director of Imaging Technology and Innovation in Radiation Oncology; co-chair of the Tumor Measurement Initiative (TMI); and co-chair of the Data Governance and Provenance Office.

Prior to joining MD Anderson, Ms. Chung held various roles in the Quantitative Imaging for Personalized Cancer Medicine Program and the Brain Metastases Clinic at Princess Margaret Cancer Centre in Toronto, Canada.

Ms. Chung earned her medical degree at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver and completed her M.Sc. in translational research at the University of Toronto’s Institute of Medical Science.