Ming-der Chang, PhD

As the Vice President of the Asian Initiatives of the American Cancer Society Eastern Division, Dr. Chang serves as an ACS liaison in the New York and New Jersey Asian community.  She is responsible for the mission delivery and financial development of the Asian Initiatives by overseeing the implementation of all cancer control and patient services programs in the community, and developing new endeavors to support organizational objectives.  

Dr. Chang earned her doctorate in Chemistry from Columbia University, and her B.A. in Agricultural Chemistry from National Taiwan University. For ten years prior to her work for the ACS, Dr. Chang was an Assistant Professor in the Department of Medicine at New York University Medical College, where she performed analysis of anti-tumor immune responses in ovarian cancer and leukemia patients. During that same period, she also served as Director of the Laboratory of Developmental Immunology at North Shore University Hospital in Long Island, directing all aspects of lab operation and funding.

Dr. Chang is a member of the Governess Committee of the “Asian Pacific Islander Cancer Education Materials”, member of the Chinese American Medical Society, and member of the Asian Pacific Islander Council of the Susan G. Komen for the Cure.  In addition, Dr. Chang was one of the recipients of the ”2009 New York State Women of Excellence Award” (Fellow recipients include Supreme Court Justice, Sonia Sotomayor)

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