Team / Andrew Godwin, PhD

Director – Two Year Term

Andrew graduated with highest distinction from the University of Kansas with a bachelor’s degree in Cellular Biology. He obtained his PhD in Molecular Biology from the University of Pennsylvania. He serves as a tenured professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine and director of Molecular Oncology at the University of Kansas Medical Center. He was named a Kansas Bioscience Authority Eminent Scholar in 2010, the University of Kansas School of Medicine Chancellor’s Distinguished Chair in Biomedical Sciences Endowed Professor in 2012, and the Deputy Director of the KU Cancer Center (KUCC) in 2013. Dr. Godwin is a highly published (over 350 manuscripts) and cited (his papers have been cited over 28,000 times) scientist and co-leads the ovarian cancer program at KUCC.

“I have dedicated most of my scientific career to better understanding the causes and potential cures for ovarian cancer. Serving on the board of the Vicki Welsh Fund has allowed me to meet people with the singular goal to educate the public regarding the silent symptoms of this devastating disease and to serve as a voice for those courageous women who are no longer able.”