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Lynn Durham

Lynn M. Durham, Ed.D.

Board President

President & CEO

Lynn M. Durham, Ed.D.

Lynn Durham

Board President

President & CEO

With a 25-year career in university administration and management, Lynn is a former Georgia CORE director and volunteer and three-time cancer survivor. She is the mother of twins – a grown son and daughter who share in her love of sports, especially watching the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets. For Georgia CORE, Lynn works with partners and the board of directors to lead the organization’s efforts to improve access to clinical trials, as well as personalized cancer care and support for patients, survivors, and caregivers. She also conducts critical outreach on behalf of the organization to state legislators and officials.

Lynn spent the majority of her career in higher education administration at the Georgia Institute of Technology, where she served as associate vice president and chief of staff to President G.P. “Bud” Peterson and later as vice president for Institute Relations where she oversaw federal, state, and local government and community relations, as well as economic development interactions with state and local governments.

She holds a Doctor of Education degree from the University of Georgia, a master’s degree in Public Administration from Kennesaw State University, and a bachelor’s degree from Radford University in Radford, Virginia. A graduate of the 2013 class of Leadership Georgia, Lynn is a member of the steering committee for the Georgia Cancer Control Consortium, the executive committee of Georgia NCORP (NCI Community Oncology Research Program), and the board of directors of the Georgia Society of Clinical Oncology. She serves as a member of the selection committee for the Georgia Woman of Achievement Award, as a member of the Development Advisory Board for the REACH Georgia Foundation, and is an ordained elder and volunteer at First Presbyterian Church of Atlanta. She formerly served on the boards of directors for Science ATL, Midtown Alliance, and the nominating committee for the Ivan Allen Prize for Social Courage.

Lynn can be reached at ldurham@georgiacore.org.

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Nominations for the Matt Mumber and Phillip Street Awards now open!

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9/06/2022

Georgia CORE awards Collaborative Cancer Research Seed Grant

Just in time for Cancer Research Month, Georgia CORE has awarded a Collaborative Cancer Research Seed Grant for $100,000 from the Georgia Cancer Research Fund.

5/02/2022

Research Trials Saves Lives

Lynn Durham shares her cancer journey on the podcast, Kickin' it Forward.

3/14/2022

Georgia CORE

 

Advancing Cancer Care through Partnerships and Innovation

Georgia CORE is a statewide nonprofit that leverages partnerships and innovation to attract more clinical trials, increase research, and promote education and early detection to improve cancer care for Georgians in rural, urban, and suburban communities across the state.