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Upcoming Research Events

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“Demystify Sex Dimorphism in Cancer Immunotherapy”

Presenter: Zihai Li, M.D., Ph.D.
Klotz Memorial Chair in Cancer Research and Founding Director,
The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center;
Professor, Department of Medicine

Event details: 12 p.m. - 1 p.m. | Zoom link
Meeting ID: 850 3028 2228 | Passcode: 207406

Presenter: Kevin Gardner, M.D., Ph.D.
Professor and Senior Vice Chair,
Department of Pathology and Cell Biology,
Columbia University Medical Center

Event details: 12 p.m. - 1 p.m. | Zoom link
Meeting ID: 850 3028 2228 | Passcode: 207406

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Explore more event details and register today!

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Presenter: Marcia Cruz-Correa, M.D., Ph.D.
Executive Director and GI Oncology Division Chair,
University of Puerto Rico Comprehensive Cancer Center
Professor of Medicine, University of Puerto Rico Medical Campus

Event details: June 29 from 6 p.m. - 9 p.m. and June 30 from 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Stay tuned for more information regarding the 2023 Lawrence Research Retreat!

Past events

"Identifying New Targets for Hepatocellular Carcinoma"

Presenter: Devanand Sarkar, M.B.B.S., Ph.D.
Professor, Human and Molecular Genetics
VCU Massey Cancer Center

11 a.m. - 12 p.m. 

Presenter: Gerard Blobe, M.D., Ph.D.
Associate Professor; Associate Director for COE
University of Illinois Cancer Center

4 p.m. - 5 p.m.

 

“The Promise of Social Network Methods for Cancer Health Equity at the Intersection of Biological and Structural Risks”

Presenter: Yamilé Molina, M.S., M.P.H., Ph.D.
Associate Professor; Associate Director for COE
University of Illinois Cancer Center

12 p.m. - 1 p.m.

"Predicting the Effects of FDA’s Proposed Menthol Cigarette Ban Among African American/Black Menthol Cigarette Smokers"

Presenter: Andrew Barnes, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Health Behavior and Policy
VCU Massey Cancer Center

12 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

"Headache, Racial Disparity, Cancer Survivorship Exploring Phenotypes for Personalized Lifestyle Interventions"

Presenter: Yohannes W. Woldeamanuel, M.D.
Instructor, Division of Headache & Facial Pain
Department of Neurology & Neurological Sciences
Senior Fellow, Stanford Center for Innovation in Global Health

4 p.m. - 5 p.m.

 

We will feature our most innovative lung cancer research from across VCU and Massey Cancer Center. As well as, showcasing posters, hearing from a community panel, discussion with clinicians, scientific presentations, and networking amongst your peers and community members.

Join us for this exciting event on November 2nd, 2022 at 9 a.m., held at The Grace Center inside 5th Street Baptist Church. Breakfast and Lunch will be provided!

"Cancer Drug Discovery Targeting Transcription and DNA Repair"

Presenter: Xiangshu Xiao, Ph.D.

4 p.m. – 5 p.m.

 

"Cancer Health Disparities: Community-Engaged Research is Non-negotiable"

Presenter: Maghboeba Mosavel, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Health Behavior and Policy
VCU Massey Cancer Center

12:00-1:00 PM

Structural and Functional Analysis of Nucleoprotein Complexes that Replicate and Maintain the Ends of our Chromosomes

Presenter: Emmanuel Skordalakes, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
The Wistar Institute
Gene Expression and Regulation Program
Adjunct Associate Professor
Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biophysics
University of Pennsylvania

4 p.m. – 5 p.m.

 

Presenter: Carter Clinton, Ph.D.
Postdoctoral Scholar
Perry Anthropological Genomics Lab
Depts. of Anthropology + Biology
Pennsylvania State University

12 p.m. - 1 p.m.

Wei Li

“Two examples of collaborative drug discovery projects: the discoveries of sabizabulin for cancer and a selective TRPC3 inhibitor for epilepsy indication”

Presenter: Wei Li, Ph.D.
Director of UTCoP Drug Discovery Center
Faculty Director of the UTCoP Shared Instrument Facility
Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, College of Pharmacy
University of Tennessee Health Science Center


 
Dennis Adeegbe, Ph.D.

“Immune Modulation in Solid Cancers: Tregs take the Center Stage”

Presenter: Dennis Adeegbe, Ph.D.
Assistant Member, Departments of Immunology, Thoracic Oncology, & Cutaneous Oncology
Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute
Assistant Professor, Department of Oncologic Sciences, Morsani College of Medicine University of South Florida


 

Christopher Green

"Novel Roles of Sphingolipids in Sexual Dimorphism of Hepatocellular Carcinoma"

Presenter: Christopher Green, Ph.D.
Instructor
Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
School of Medicine
Virginia Commonwealth University

Larisa Nonn, Ph.D.

"Basic research into the role of vitamin D in prostate cancer health disparities using patient-derived models"

Presenter: Larisa Nonn, Ph.D.
Professor of Pathology, Department of Pathology
Director of Graduate Studies
Co-Director, IRACDA at UIC Postdoctoral Program
University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine

“Contemporary Perspectives in Liposarcoma”

Raphael E. Pollock, M.D., Ph.D.

Presenter: Raphael E. Pollock, M.D., Ph.D., F.A.C.S.
Director, The Ohio State University (OSU) Comprehensive Cancer Center
Kathleen Wellenreiter Klotz Chair in Cancer Research
Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital & Richard J. Solove Research Institute
Professor, Division of Surgical Oncology, Department of Surgery, The OSU College of Medicine

Event details:
The Hilton Richmond Hotel & Spa/Short Pump
9 a.m. to 5:15 p.m.

Learn more about this event

“A Journey from Basic Cancer Research to Disparities Research using Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer as a Mode”

Joseph Landry, Ph.D.

Presenter: Joseph Landry, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Department of Human and Molecular Genetics
VCU School of Medicine, Richmond, Virginia

This is a virtual event

James Jackson, Ph.D.

“The Many Strategies Used by Breast Cancer Cells to Avoid Cell Death After Chemotherapy”

Presenter: James Jackson, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Tulane University School of Medicine

Event details (registration not required)

12:00 p.m. (ET) Thalhimer Conference Room (GRL: 131)
Goodwin Research Building Room: GRL 131

Ian A. Myles, MD, MPH

“Biology’s El Dorado: How the Search for Missing Genes Got Allergists Lost in the Concrete Jungle”

Presenter: Ian A. Myles, MD, MPH
Staff Clinician, Epithelial Therapeutics Unit, NIAID
Chief Medical Research Officer, U.S Public Health Service Commissioned Corps

Event details (registration not required)

12:00 p.m. (ET)
Thalhimer Conference Room (GRL: 131)
Goodwin Research Building Room: GRL 131

“Engaging our Community on Priorities for Research and Closing Disparities Gaps”

Keynote Speaker: Hayley Thompson, Ph.D.
Associate Director, Community Outreach & Engagement
Karmanos Cancer Institute, Wayne State University

Event details:
The Westin Richmond
8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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Caroline Cobb

“Profiling Cigar Use in Low SES Communities: A Mixed Methods approach”

Presenter: Caroline Cobb, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Health Psychology
Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, Virginia

This is a virtual event