Board Members

is an Emmy award-winning television producer/executive who has worked at NBC, CBS and ABC News where she is best known for her tenure as executive producer of Good Morning America. She is also an author and patient advocate.




is the UCLA Moss Foundation Professor of Gastrointestinal and Personalized Surgery and Chief of General Surgery at the UCLA Santa Monica Medical Center plus Vice Chairman of the Department of Surgery at the David Geffen School of Medicine, UCLA. His clinical expertise includes gastrointestinal surgery and surgery of neuroendocrine tumors. His research focuses on trans-lational genomic medicine and surgery for diabetes and pancreatic cancer. He has written more than 270 publications and is editor of “Schwartz’s Principles of Surgery” now in its 10th edition.


is the Stacy Joy Goodman Professor of Surgery, Distinguished Professor of Medicine, Professor of Biomedical Engineering and Microbiology and Immunology and serves as Director and Chief Academic Officer of the University of Miami Diabetes Research Institute. At the U of M Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine, Dr. Ricordi also serves as Chief of the Division of Cellular Transplantation, Department of Surgery, Director of the Diabetes Research Institute Cell Transplant Center. Acknowledged by his peers as one of the world’s leading scientists in diabetes cure-focused research and cell transplantation, Dr. Ricordi has authored over 600 scientific publications and as an inventor he has been awarded 11 patents. He is currently working on an artificial biohub which would amount to a cure for diabetes.

Shelley Ross, president of the Cure Alliance, asks FDA to role back regulations


Cure Alliance President Shelley Ross Asks FDA to Eliminate Restrictions on Breast Cancer Reconstruction from New Guidelines on Fat Transfer Thank you for the invitation to speak today as president of The Cure Alliance, a non-profit group of leading translational researchers, surgeons, innovators and those

How much of these $50 crystal earrings goes to breast cancer causes? Zero.

Please Think Before You Go Pink

It’s my least favorite time of year: October and its onslaught of pink ribbons, the great con on the American public who believe¬† by buying “pink” products they are advocating in the fight against breast cancer. I have earned the right to protest as a

Heidi Williams

Fixing Patent Laws to Cure Disease? Why, It’s Genius!

MIT Economist Heidi Williams Wins MacArthur Foundation “Genius” Grant for Exposing Invisible Barriers to Cures Since its creation, The Cure Alliance has pointed to the need to reform patent laws as a key barrier to curing disease.¬† We have exposed the three-year backlog in the