Ann Murphy, PhD

Executive Director & Co-Founder

Ann Murphy, PhD, is the Executive Director of the Society for Translational Oncology (STO). She has served on the board of STO for over two decades, working closely with other board members to identify the needs of oncology and hematology practitioners and steering STO to create and implement strategies and programs to enhance care for cancer patients and others with weakened immune systems.

Ann is also the President and CEO of AlphaMed Press. Under Ann’s leadership, AlphaMed Press founded three internationally renowned peer-reviewed journals with globally recognized editorial boards dedicated to advancing knowledge and education in their focused disciplines: THE ONCOLOGIST® (1996), devoted to community and hospital-based oncologists and physicians entrusted with cancer patient care; STEM CELLS® (1983), the world’s first journal devoted to this fast-paced field of research; and STEM CELLS TRANSLATIONAL MEDICINE® (2011), bridging stem cell research and clinical trials. In January 2022, these three journals were entrusted, via acquisition, to Oxford University Press (OUP).

Ann’s community and philanthropic board engagements include membership on University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill Board of Visitors.