Kimberly Sabelko, Ph.D.
Managing Director, Strategic Partnerships and Programs
Susan G. Komen
Sr. Sabelko works closely with Susan G. Komen’s Scientific Advisory Board, Komen Scholars, and Komen Advocates in Science to translate scientific strategy into programs that will have an impact on the lives of breast cancer patients. She is responsible for Komen’s strategic partnerships with other nonprofit organizations, particularly professional and advocacy organizations focused on breast cancer and/or biomedical research, as well as government agencies such as the National Cancer Institute and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, and pharmaceutical and biotech companies.
Dr. Sabelko oversees a portfolio of special grants that respond to unique opportunities to leverage resources across organizations, address critical challenges and cross-cutting issues in research, clinical practice and public health, and/or facilitate the development of infrastructure and tools that will accelerate the translation of scientific discoveries into advances in breast cancer prevention and care.
She received her Ph.D. in immunology from Washington University in Saint Louis. Prior to joining Komen in 2010, she was assistant director for special programs at the American Association for Cancer Research.