Carolyn D. Runowicz, MD is a nationally and internationally recognized leader in women’s health and gynecologic cancer. Her research has focused on the development, initiation and conduct of clinical trials in gynecologic cancer and in cancer prevention. She has authored more than 200 scientific articles.
She has received numerous honors and awards, including the University of Connecticut Distinguished Alumni Award, the American Medical Women’s Association Local Legend Award, Cancer Care Physician of the Year Award, and the American Society of Clinical Oncology Statesman Award.
She has served in leadership roles in the major cancer organizations. She served as the first woman president of the Society of Gynecologic Oncologists (2000), was President of the American Cancer Society (2005) and served on the National Cancer Advisory Board (NCAB), appointed by President George W. Bush. She served as Chair of the NCAB for 4 years (2006-2010). She is currently serving on the Board of Directors of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (2011-2015) and as Vice President of the American Gynecological and Obstetrical Foundation Board.
She has served on numerous committees for the Society of Gynecologic Oncologists, American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, American Cancer Society, the National Cancer Institute, the National Surgical Adjuvant Breast and Bowel Project, the American Society of Clinical Oncology and the American Gynecologic and Obstetrical Society.
She is a reviewer for medical journals and serves on several editorial boards in recognition of her expertise in women’s health and gynecologic cancers. She is on several scientific advisory boards, including the National Cancer Institute and the Ovarian Cancer Research Foundation.