OCRF & Ovarian Cancer National Alliance are now one strong, united, inspiring voice!
Ovarian Cancer Research Fund (OCRF) and the Ovarian Cancer National Alliance (OCNA) have led the way in advocacy, research and support for patients and their families for over 22 years. As of January 2016, we are pleased to announce we are joining together to form Ovarian Cancer Research Fund Alliance (OCRFA), the largest global organization dedicated to advancing ovarian cancer research while supporting women and their families. Read the exciting news!


Jeff Boyd, Ph.D., Chair

Professor and Chair
Department of Human and Molecular Genetics
Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine
Florida International University

Director, Translational Research and Genomic Medicine
Miami Cancer Institute
Baptist Health South Florida

Jeff Boyd, Ph.D., is a professor and chair at Florida International University and the Director of Translational Research and Genomic Medicine at the Miami Cancer Institute. Previously, Dr. Boyd was the Senior Vice President at Fox Chase Cancer Center. Before joining Fox Chase, Dr. Boyd was the vice president for Oncology and Research at Memorial Health, and director of the Curtis & Elizabeth Anderson Cancer institute. He has a national and international reputation as one of the leading scientists in the study of the molecular genetics of women’s cancers and was named a Distinguished Cancer Scholar by the Georgia Cancer Coalition. Boyd came to Savannah from Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York City, where he served as an attending biologist and director of the gynecology and breast research laboratory in the Department of Surgery and director of the diagnostic molecular genetics laboratory in the Department of Medicine. Boyd earned his Bachelor of Science degree from Duke University and his Doctor of Philosophy at North Carolina State University. Throughout his career, Boyd has received more than 14 National Institutes of Health (NIH) or NIH-equivalent research grants totaling several million dollars. He has served on the editorial boards of five prestigious journals, including the American Journal of Pathology and the Journal of Clinical Oncology. Boyd has published more than 180 articles, reviews, and textbook chapters, and presented over 150 invited lectures nationally and internationally.

Dr. Boyd has been appointed to OCRF’s Board of Directors as of December 2012.