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SOM Festival of Science 2016

Cancer Research, "Translational Discoveries to Next Generation Treatments"

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E. Albert Reece, MD, PhD, MBA 
Vice President for Medical Affairs, University of Maryland
John Z. and Akiko K. Bowers Distinguished Professor and
Dean, University of Maryland School of Medicine

Victoria Richon, PhD
President and Chief Scientific Officer,
Ribon Therapeutics

Festival of Science - Agenda 11/10/16

8:00am Dean E. Albert Reece Welcome
  Dr. Victoria Richon (Keynote) 
  Audience Q&A with Dr. Richon
9:00am Kevin Cullen, MD,  SOM Cancer Research Overview
  Eduardo Davila, PhD, Tumor Immunology and Immunotherapy Overview
  Tonya Webb, PhD, Scientific Presentation
  Q&A with Scientific Advisory Council
10:15am Short Break
10:30am David Weber, PhD, Molecular and Structural Biology Overview
  Fey Rasool, PhD, Scientific Presentation
  Q&A With Scientific Advisory Council
11:20am Toni Antalis, PhD, Education
  Nick Ambulos,  PhD, Shared Services
  Q&A with Scientific Advisory Council
12:00-12:45pm Lunch
12:50pm Joanne Dorgan, PhD, MPH, Population Science Overview
  Susan Dorsey, PhD Scientific Presentation
  Q&A with Scientific Advisory Council
1:40pm Maria Baer, MD, Experimental Therapeutics Overview
  Zeljko Vujaskovic, MD, PhD,  Scientific Presentation
  Q&A with Scientific Advisory Council
2:30-2:40pm Amy Fulton, PhD, Hormone Responsive Cancers Overview
  Minhaj Siddiqui, MD,  Scientific Presentation
3:05pm Q&A with Scientific Advisory Council
3:20pm Dean Reece Closing Remarks

Please direct all inquiries to Mr. Kevin Enright, Executive Director for Strategic Initiatives

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Thursday, November 10, 2016
8:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.


SMC Campus Center, Elm Ballrooms A & B

Scientific Advisory Council:

This internationally acclaimed and distinguished scientists and council members include:

Rita Colwell, PhD
Professor and Chair, US Life Sciences at UMCP
Former Director, National Science Foundation
2006 National Medal of Science

Carol Greider, PhD
Professor & Chair, Molecular Biology at JHU
2009 Nobel Prize Winner for Medicine
Member, IOM

Philip Needleman, PhD
President/CEO, St. Louis Science Center
Member, NAS & IOM
Former President of Searle R&D

Ralph Snyderman, M.D.
Chancellor Emeritus, Duke University & James B. Duke Professor of Medicine
Former President & CEO, Duke University Health System
Former Chair, AAMC
Member, IOM

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