The Baylor College of Medicine has named Matthew Ellis the newest McNair Scholar, a program that identifies researchers in breast and pancreatic cancer, juvenile diabetes, and neuroscience.
Ellis joined Baylor in September to serve as director of the Lester and Sue Smith Breast Center. He is also a funded scholar of the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas and the Susan G. Komen Foundatino for the Cure and serves as a professor of medicine and member of the National Cancer Institute-designated Dan L. Duncan Cancer Center at Baylor. Prior to joining Baylor, Ellis served as professor of medicine, head of breast oncology, and head of medical oncology at Washington University School of Medicine. He was also previously on the faculty at Duke University and Georgetown University.