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CTSI / Cancer Center Collaborative Workshop

CTSI / Cancer Center Collaborative Workshop

Over 140 researchers from medicine, psychology, economics, nursing, business, genetics, chemistry, engineering and many other disciplines convened at Marquette University, Alumni Memorial Hall on Friday, December 16, 2011 to be a part of a collaborative workshop hosted by CTSI and the Cancer Center.  The morning opened with a welcome from Reza Shaker, MD, CTSI Director. Dr. Shaker then introduced keynote speaker Ming You, MD, PhD, Senior Associate Dean for Cancer Research, Education and Clinical Care, Professor of Pharmacology and Toxicology and Director of MCW Cancer Center.  Dr. You presented an overview of the MCW Cancer Center and its strategic priority and vision.

Nine plenaries were presented throughout the morning discussing future directions and opportunities for cancer-related research collaboration.

  1. Plenary Session I: Cancer Cell Biology, presented by Carol Williams, PhD
  2. Plenary Session II: Molecular Carcinogenesis & Chemoprevention, presented by Ronald Hines, PhD
  3. Plenary Session III: Cancer Imaging, presented by Kathleen Schmainda, PhD
  4. Plenary Session IV: Transplantation Biology & Immunotherapy, presented by William Drobyski, MD
  5. Plenary Session V: Center for International Blood and Marrow Transplant Research – Opportunities for Outcomes and Health Services Research, presented by Mary Horowitz, MD, MS
  6. Plenary Session VI: Prevention, Control & Population Sciences, presented by Ann Nattinger, MD, MPH
  7. Plenary Session VII: Experimental Therapeutics, presented by James P. Thomas, MD, PhD
  8. Plenary Session VIII: Pediatric Oncology, presented by Michael Kelly, MD, PhD
  9. Plenary Session IX: Female Cancers, presented by Janet Rader, MD

At lunch the group received a warm welcome and learned about the availability of and access to CTSI resources from Jeanne Hossenlopp, PhD, Vice Provost for Research, Dean of the Graduate School, Marquette University. Dr. Hossenlopp also serves as a co-director for CTSI.  Energized from the morning and lunch presentations, the group participated in breakout sessions where they exchanged research ideas and talked about resources and opportunities for collaboration.  The sessions were facilitated by each of the plenary speakers based on the information they presented earlier in the day.  Before the workshop ended, the groups re-convened and engaged in a report back and group discussion where the general consensus was that the collaborative workshop exceeded their expectations.

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NIH Funding Acknowledgment: Important Reminder – Please acknowledge the NIH when publishing papers, patents, projects, and presentations resulting from the use of CTSI resources by including the NIH Funding Acknowledgement.


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