University of Wisconsin–Madison

Ruth O'Regan

Associate Director, Clinical Research

Ruth O'Regan Associate Director, Faculty Development and Education

Dr. O’Regan is the Division Head of Hematology and Oncology in the Department of Medicine and an internationally recognized breast cancer clinical researcher. She oversees all aspects of UWCCC clinical research including chairing a committee, which reviews and sets policy for UWCCC clinical research. She has been instrumental in our clinical research reorganization, increasing opportunities for junior investigators via the Big Ten Cancer Research Consortium (she serves as Vice Chair of the Steering Committee) and our successful National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) application and membership.

Dr. O’Regan previously was the Louisa and Rand Glenn Family Chair in Breast Cancer Research at Emory University, in addition to medical director at Glenn Family Breast Center of Emory University, and director of the Breast Cancer Translational Research Program at the Winship Cancer Institute. Her research program focuses on identifying mechanisms of resistance to breast cancer therapies and the development of innovative breast cancer therapies. She has active funding and portfolio as PI of several breast specific clinical trials. She served as a Co-PI of NCI funded U01CA189283 with City of Hope.