Foundation Board Member (2007-2010)

Armin D. Weinberg, PhD

Armin D. Weinberg, PhD

Armin D. Weinberg, PhD, is Director of the Chronic Disease Prevention and Control Research Center and Professor of Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine.  He has directed the Center since its inception in 1987, as the Center for Cancer Control Research.  He began his career at Baylor in 1975 as Director of the Education Division of the DeBakey Heart Center.  His efforts have been supported by more than $40 million in external funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Health Resources & Services Administration (HRSA), ACS, and numerous private foundations.

Dr. Weinberg has published more than 100 papers in well-respected journals such as the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), Cancer, and Preventive Medicine.  He served on several editorial boards and for seven years served as the Associate Editor for Health Values (now the American Journal of Health Behavior) before being named Editor in Chief in 1988.  In addition to giving many state, national, and international presentations, he has served on numerous grant review panels at the National Institutes of Health, as well as state, national and international committees of professional and medical associations including the World Health Organization (WHO) and the United Nations (UN).

Dr. Weinberg is Co-Founding Chair of the Intercultural Cancer Council.  This national consortium was an outgrowth of the Biennial Symposia on Minorities, the Medically Underserved & Cancer, which Dr. Weinberg has co-directed since 1991.  Dr. Weinberg has been honored with numerous awards for his dedicated efforts in improving the quality of life for individuals and communities alike.  He has participated in various national efforts such as the National Legislative Advisory Committee, appointed by California Senator Dianne Feinstein to review the national cancer act, and has served on the Board of C-Change: Collaborating to Conquer Cancer (formerly the National Dialogue on Cancer). 

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In Episode 5, NASW Social Work Talks Podcast features the Director of the NASW Foundation, Bob Arnold.   Tune in for a discussion about the Foundation's many educational, research, and  charitable  initiatives.