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Zubrod Memorial Lecture

18th Annual Zubrod Memorial Lecture & Cancer Research Poster Session is Friday, May 19, 2017. See the flyer for additional details

17th Annual Zubrod Memorial Lecture & Cancer Research Poster Session

Robert A. Weinberg, Ph.D., winner of the U.S. National Medal of Science in 1997, was the featured speaker at the 17th annual Zubrod Memorial Lecture and Cancer Research Poster Session, hosted by Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center at the Lois Pope LIFE Center auditorium and the Schoninger Research Quadrangle on May 10, 2016.

Weinberg, a founding member of the Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research, director of the Ludwig Center for Molecular Oncology at MIT, and professor for Cancer Research, lectured on “Mechanism of Carcinoma Malignant Progression.” About 200 people attended the lecture.

Nearly 90 clinical fellows/residents, postdoctoral fellows, medical students, and graduate students presented posters of cancer studies and projects and competed in the following categories: Basic Sciences, Clinical Research, Population-Based Research, and Translational Research. Faculty also were recognized for their efforts in research, instruction and mentorship.

Poster Winners and Categories Faculty Award Winners

Faculty Award Winners

Basic Scientist of the Year:
Stephen Lee, Ph.D.

Clinical Researcher of the Year:
Ronan Swords, M.D., Ph.D. FRCPI, FRCPath

Community-Based Researcher of the Year:
Judith Hurley, M.D.

Mentor of the Year – Junior Faculty:
Dipen J. Parekh, M.D.

Mentor of the Year – Trainees:
James E. Hoffman, M.D.

Teacher of the Year:
Kerry L. Burnstein, Ph.D.

Poster Award Winners

Best Poster
Graduate student:

Name: Fiorella Magani, M.S. Abstract #16
Research mentor Dr Kerry Burnstein

Name: Michael D. Birnbaum, B.S. Abstract #5
Research mentor Dr Fangliang Zhang

Best Poster

Post-doctoral fellows: Name: Jianping Li, M.D. Abstract #15
Research mentor Feng-Chun Yang

Clinical Research

Best Poster: Name: Joyson Kodiyan, MD Abstract #44
Research mentor Dr Stephen Ramey

Translational & Population-Based Research

Best Poster: Name: Sabrina Copsel, Ph.D. Abstract #59
Research mentor Dr Robert Levy

For more information contact the Sylvester Office of Education & Training at 305-243-2287.

Download the 17th Annual Zubrod Memorial Lecture & Sylvester Cancer Research Poster Session Abstract Book

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Past Zubrod Memorial Distinguished Guest Lecturers

2015: Arul M. Chinnaiyan, M.D., Ph.D.
“The Application of Integrative Sequencing for Precision Oncology”

2014: Kenneth C. Anderson, M.D.
“New Insights into Therapeutic Targets in Multiple Myeloma”

2013: James R. Downing, M.D.
“The Pediatric Cancer Genome Project – Implications for Clinical Medicine”

2012: Ronald Levy, M.D.
“Immunotherapy of Lymphoma”

2011: “Lessons from Death Signaling”
Vishva Dixit, M.D

2010: “Modeling Human Cancer in the Mouse”
Mario R. Capecchi, Ph.D.

2009: “Nuclear Receptor Coactivators: ‘Master Genes’ and Targets of Disease”
Bert O’Malley, M.D.

2008: “Modeling Cancer in the Mouse”
Tyler Jacks, Ph.D.

2007: “Taxol, Tubulin, and Tumors: Challenges in the New Era of Chemotherapy”
Susan Band Horwitz, Ph.D.

2006: “Lessons from Antiangiogenic Therapy and Other Diseases”
Judah Folkman, M.D.

2005: Allogeneic Stem Cell Transplantation 1965-2005: “Advancing Knowledge, Saving Lives” Rainer F. Storb, M.D.

2004: “From Sarcoma Growth Factor to TGF-beta Targeted
Therapeutics in Human Neoplasia” Carlos L. Arteaga, M.D.

2003: “The Control of Immunity and Tolerance by Dendritic Cells”
Ralph M. Steinman, M.D.

2002: “Mitochondrial Gateway to Apoptosis” Stanley Korsmeyer, M.D.

2001: “Does Apoptosis Play a Role in the Etiology or Treatment of Cancer?”
Craig B. Thompson, M.D.

2000: “The Development of Cancer Vaccines”
Steven A. Rosenberg, M.D., Ph.D.

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