Director/Health Professional Training in Cancer Control, American Cancer Society
Virginia Krawiec, MPA, is a Program Director in the American Cancer Society Extramural Research Department. She is responsible for six American Cancer Society grant programs that support the clinical and/or research training of cancer health professionals (nurses, physicians and social workers). Ms. Krawiec also directs the Institutional Research Grant program, which provides block grants to institutions in support of beginning investigators to conduct cancer research pilot projects. Ms. Krawiec joined the Society’s National Home Office in 1987. Prior to taking her current position, she was the administrator of the Sleep-Neuroendocrine Research Unit, a Mental Health Clinical Research Center at New York State Psychiatric Institute.
Ms. Krawiec is a graduate of La Salle University and Long Island University, earning a bachelor’s degree in biology with honors and a master’s degree in public administration. She is a member of American Association for Cancer Education for which she has served as secretary and director. In recognition of her contributions to cancer education, she was awarded the Association’s 2012 Margaret Hay Edwards Achievement Medal.