Huntsman Cancer Institute at the University of Utah has appointed Dr. Neeraj Agarwal, physician-scientist at HCI and professor of internal medicine at the UofU, as senior director of clinical research innovation. In this role, Agarwal will serve on the senior leadership of the Comprehensive Cancer Center at HCI. He will oversee critical components of HCI’s clinical research infrastructure and will be charged to lead efforts that will accelerate the process of bringing new, innovative clinical trial offerings to patients. He will also serve as leadership mentor to junior physician-scientists at HCI. Agarwal been involved in clinical research in prostate, kidney and bladder cancer. He is the overall study chair of multiple Phase I/II and Phase III trials, and serves as a steering committee member of numerous other trials. In 2018, he was appointed as Huntsman Cancer Institute presidential endowed chair in cancer research.