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John Seymour is 2011 Distinguished Alumnus Award honoree

Seymour_2009 small picture for calendar.jpgMark your calendars and plan to attend two events honoring John Seymour, MBBS, PhD as he is recognized with the MD Anderson 2011 Distinguished Alumnus Award on Thursday, November 3, 2011.

Professor Seymour's lecture begins at 10:00 a.m. in the Hickey Auditorium, Clark Clinic, 11th Floor.   A reception in his honor is scheduled at 1:30 in the Pickens Academic Tower, 3rd Floor, Rooms 4 & 5.

He will also be recognized at the Faculty Honors Convocation held that same day at 4:00 p.m. and hosted by the Faculty Senate.

Professor Seymour currently is the Head of the department of Haematology a the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.

For more information, call the alumni office at 713-794-1955.

Alumni & Faculty Association steering committee member named Sr. VP

 

74557-bogler-o.jpgMessage from Raymond N. DuBois, M.D., Ph.D., Provost and Executive Vice President

Oliver Bogler, Ph.D., vice president of Global Academic Programs, has been named senior vice president for Academic Affairs, succeeding Stephen Tomasovic, Ph.D., who retired last month after a distinguished 31-year career at MD Anderson.

Bogler, whose new job began Sept. 1, joined MD Anderson in 2005 as associate professor of Neurosurgery. At that time, he also was named director of basic research in the department and research director of the Brain Tumor Center.

Born in Germany, Bogler earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Cambridge in the United Kingdom and his doctorate from the Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research in London. In 1992, he came to the United States for his postgraduate training: a research fellowship in molecular neurobiology at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies in La Jolla, Calf., and a research fellowship in brain tumor biology from the Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research in San Diego.

Prior to joining MD Anderson, he had appointment at Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond and Hermelin Brain Tumor Center at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, with a joint appointment at Wayne State University.

At MD Anderson, he served as co-principal investigator for our SPORE in Brain Cancer until 2010, and is a principal investigator (PI) or co-PI on three other grants, two of which are from the National Cancer Institute. He has contributed to 15 book chapters and review articles and had 50 original papers appear in peer-reviewed publications. He serves on the editorial boards of Neuro-Oncology and Neurosurgery journals and is chair of the Scientific Advisory Council for the National Brain Tumor Society.

Tomasovic Recognized at Annual Trainee Lecture

PS10Apr12_03_1_sm.jpgIn honor of his contribution to the promotion of a quality educational experience for all students and trainees at MD Anderson Cancer Center, the Alumni & Faculty Association will formally recognize Stephen P. Tomasovic, Ph.D. on Wednesday, July 6th at Noon in the Hickey Auditorium at the annual Trainee Lecture event.

The Trainee Lecture panel discussion on Entrepreneurship will begin immediately following the recognition.  Meet the Panelists.docx

Co-hosted by the Graduate Student Association and the Postdoctoral Association.


For more information about the event, contact the alumni office at 713-794-1955 or alumni@mdanderson.org


Stephen P. Tomasovic, Ph.D.
Sr. VP for Academic Affairs

 

Save the Date: November 11, 2010 Distinguished Alumnus Award & Lecture

Elena Martinez small photo.jpgDr. Elena Martinez will visit Houston and MD Anderson Cancer Center on Thursday, November 11, to accept the 2010 Distinguished Alumnus Award and to deliver a lecture.

Dr. Martinez is currently Professor of Epidemiology at the Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health and holds the Richard H. Hollen Professor of Cancer Prevention from the American Cancer Society at the Arizona Cancer Center.  She co-directs the Cancer Prevention and Control Program and is also co-Director of the Cancer Health Disparities Institute at the Arizona Cancer Center.
 
Dr. Martinez will deliver the Distinguished Alumnus Lecture at Noon in the Hickey Auditorium.  The title of her talk is "Colorectal Cancer Prevention: Opportunities for a Fruitful and Challenging Career."   She will be recognized as the Distinguished Alumnus for 2010 during the Faculty Honors Convocation at 4:00 p.m. 

New Chair elected

At the last steering committee meeting of the fiscal year, held on July 8th, 2010, Dr. Peter Hu was voted chair-elect, to become chair of the MD Anderson Alumni & Faculty Association effective September 1, 2010.  Welcome, Peter.

Maria Elena Martinez Named Distinguished Alumnus for 2010

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Dr. Elena Martinez is currently Professor of Epidemiology at the Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health and holds the Richard H. Hollen Professor of Cancer Prevention from the American Cancer Society at the Arizona Cancer Center.  She co-directs the Cancer Prevention and Control Program and is also co-Director of the Cancer Health Disparities Institute at the Arizona Cancer Center. 

Her research interests are in improving the understanding of the occurrence of cancer and its etiologic factors, including diet and other lifestyle factors as well as their interaction with genetic factors.  More recently, her research has focused in the understanding of breast cancer in Hispanic/Latina women through the conduct of a US-Mexico binational study of breast cancer.

On Thursday, November 11, Dr. Martinez will be recognized as the Distinguished Alumnus for 2010 during the Faculty Honors Convocation.  She will deliver the Distinguished Alumnus Lecture at Noon in the Hickey Auditorium.