Newswise — The Cancer Institute (CI) at NYU Langone Medical Center (NYULMC) announced today that Lori Fink has been appointed Chair of its Board of Directors. She joined the CI Board in 2008. In her new position, Fink will take an active leadership role at the CI, including helping to set the strategic direction of the CI. Fink will also work closely with the NYU Langone Medical Center Board of Trustees, Dean and senior leadership to help advance the mission of the Cancer Institute.

“We are thrilled that Lori has agreed to serve as chair of our board,” said William L. Carroll, MD, Julie and Edward J. Minskoff, Professor of Pediatrics and director of the CI. “Lori brings with her to this new role, not only a deep commitment to the vision of the Cancer Institute, but also the energy and passion to help us achieve that vision.”

Fink has been a longtime supporter of NYULMC. In addition to being a current member of both the CI Board and the NYULMC Board of Trustees, she has previously served as Chairperson of the Campaign for Children’s Health and Co-Chair of KiDS of NYU. She is also on the Board of Directors of Prep for Prep, a leadership development program for inner city minority youth that partners with the CI to place students in summer internships.

“I am very excited to work with Bill, the Board and all of the amazing doctors, researchers, nurses and staff at the NYU Cancer Institute in this new capacity,” said Fink. “The Cancer Institute is a special place and I am honored to be a part of the team.”

Fink is married to Larry Fink, Co-Chair of the NYULMC Board of Trustees and together they have raised significant support for NYU Langone Medical Center. They chaired the 2008 NYU Cancer Institute Gala, rising over $1.5 million at the event. In addition, as major donors to the institution, they established both the Laurence D. and Lori Weider Fink Children’s Ambulatory Care Center at East 32nd Street and the Laurence D. and Lori Weider Fink Pediatric Intensive Care Unit at Tisch Hospital.

Mrs. Fink received a Bachelor of Arts degree from UCLA and a Master of Science degree from the Bank Street College of Education. She has also studied photography at the International Center of Photography in New York.

About NYU Cancer InstituteThe NYU Cancer Institute is an NCI-designated cancer center. Its mission is to discover the origins of human cancer and to use that knowledge to eradicate the personal and societal burden of cancer in our community, the nation and the world. The center and its multidisciplinary team of experts provide access to the latest treatment options and clinical trials along with a variety of programs in cancer prevention, screening, diagnostics, genetic counseling and supportive services. For additional information, please visit:

About NYU Langone Medical CenterOne of the world’s leading academic medical institutions for more than 168 years, NYU Langone Medical Center is a leader in patient care, physician education and scientific research. It is comprised of NYU School of Medicine, Rusk Institute for Rehabilitation, NYU Hospital for Joint Diseases, the NYU Cancer Institute and many distinguished centers and programs. NYU Langone Medical Center is internationally renowned for excellence in areas such as cardiovascular disease, pediatrics, dermatology, neurosurgery, imaging, urology, cancer care, rehabilitation, plastic surgery, minimally invasive surgery, transplant surgery, infertility, and women’s health. For more information on NYU Langone Medical Center, visit