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August 2019

Katherine Y. Tossas-Milligan, PhD, MS – Step 1: Catchment Area – The Organizing Principle of a Cancer Center’s Research Strategy

August 27 at 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Molecular Biology Research Building (MBRB), Auditorium, 900 S Ashland Ave
Chicago, IL 60607 United States
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Katherine Y. Tossas-Milligan, PhD, MS Director, Office of Catchment Area Research and Data Science (CARDS) Director, Office of Global Assets and Innovative Approaches (GAIA) University of Illinois Cancer Center

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Otis Brawley, MD – Cancer Control in the 21st Century

August 28 at 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
UIC Student Center West, Thompson Rooms, 2nd floor, 828 S Wolcott Ave
Chicago, IL 60612 United States
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Otis Brawley, MD Bloomberg Distinguished Professor, Johns Hopkins University Former Chief Medical and Scientific Officer, American Cancer Society Member, National Academy of Medicine RSVP here Otis W. Brawley, M.D., is the Bloomberg Distinguished Professor of Oncology and Epidemiology at Johns Hopkins University.  He is an authority on cancer screening and prevention and leads a broad interdisciplinary research effort focused on cancer health disparities at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, the Bloomberg School of Public Health and the Sidney Kimmel…

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African Festival of the Arts

August 30 - September 2
Washington Park Chicago, IL + Google Map

Annually during Labor Day Weekend, the Festival grounds in Chicago’s Washington Park come alive in a simulated African village. Attendees are transported across the Diaspora with interactive engagements, vibrant drumming, museum quality and collectible artifacts, colorful and rich handwoven fabric and textile, and other program spaces and Interactive spaces include: Drum & Afro-folk Village, Children and Family, African Heritage, African Spirituality, Wellness (Health) Village, Books and Authors, Fine Art, Film and Video, Food Court, Seniors and Quilting, and the African Marketplace.

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September 2019

Hair and Health: Myths and Facts examining cancer and black hair products – WVON Dr. in the House

September 1 at 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Chris-Tia Donaldson of Thank God it's Natural tginatural.com

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Greg S. Calip, PhD, PharmD, MPH – Mediation analyses to understand socioeconomic factors and cancer health disparities

September 5 at 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
College of Medicine Research Building (COMRB) 4175, 909 S Wolcott Ave
Chicago, IL 60612 United States
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Greg S. Calip, PhD, PharmD, MPH Assistant Professor, Pharmacy Systems, Outcomes and Policy University of Illinois at Chicago A University of Illinois Cancer Center Cancer Prevention and Control Program Seminar. Open to all researchers, post-docs, students, and technicians. Lunch provided on a first come, first served basis.

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Carla Easter, PhD – Diversity in Genomic Data: The Community Engagement and the Quest for Precision Medicine

September 6 at 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
UIC College of Medicine West Tower, Faculty and Alumni Lounge (Room 119), 1819 W Polk St
Chicago, IL 60612 United States
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Carla Easter, PhDChief of the Education and Community Involvement BranchNational Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) RSVP here Carla Easter, Ph.D., is chief of the Education and Community Involvement Branch at the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI). She played a major role in the development of the NHGRI/Smithsonian exhibition Genome: Unlocking Life's Code, and its accompanying website, and serves as a liaison to the K-12 and university community as a speaker on genomic science and career preparation and pathways. Dr. Easter also…

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Sara Zanivan, PhD – Cancer Associated Fibroblasts: the Architects of Stroma Remodeling

September 11 at 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
UIC College of Medicine Research Building (COMRB), Moss Auditorium (Room 1020), 909 S Wolcott Ave
Chicago, IL 60612
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Sara Zanivan, PHDTumour Microenvironment & Proteomics LabCancer Research UK Beatson Institute, Glasgow, UKFrom the Tumor Microenvironment working group in the Cancer Biology Program.Refreshments will be served at 3:45pm.

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Heather Moky, PT, DPT – Pelvic Health, Physical Therapy, and the Cancer Patient – How Can We Help?

September 12 at 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
College of Medicine Research Building (COMRB) 4175, 909 S Wolcott Ave
Chicago, IL 60612 United States
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Heather Moky, PT, DPT Physical Therapist Center for Pelvic Health, UI Health   Lunch will be served. RSVP HERE This seminar is part of the University of Illinois Cancer Center's Quarterly Survivorship Seminar Series.

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Alan McLachlan – PTENding to understand hepatitis B virus mediated hepatocellular carcinoma

September 12 at 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
UIC College of Medicine Research Building (COMRB), Room 8175, 909 S. Wolcott Ave.
Chicago,
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Alan McLachlan, PhD Professor, Department of Microbiology and Immunology University of Illinois at Chicago  

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Michael Berbaum, PhD – Understanding Protocols and Study Design

September 17 at 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
UIC College of Medicine East Tower, Room 787, 808 S Wood St
Chicago, IL United States
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Monte Winslow, PhD – Molecular Determinants of Lung Cancer Growth and Metastasis

September 19 at 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
College of Medicine Research Building (COMRB) 6175, 909 S. Wolcott Ave
Chicago, IL 60612 United States
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Monte Winslow, PhDAssociate Professor, Department of GeneticsStanford University School of MedicineDr. Winslow grew up in Canada and received his undergraduate degree from the University of Victoria, Canada. He did his PhD studies in Immunology working with Dr. Jerry Crabtree at Stanford University before pursuing is postdoctoral training with Dr. Tyler Jacks at MIT.Dr. Winslow’s research focuses on understanding the mechanisms that drive cancer development, progression, metastasis, and therapy response. He has developed in vivo mouse models to enable the isolation…

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Big Ten Cancer Research Consortium Summit 2019

September 21 at 8:00 am - 3:15 pm
Big Ten Conference Headquarters, 5440 Park Pl
Rosemont, IL 60018 United States
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Big Ten Cancer Research Consortium Summit 2019 graphic with logo

Join members from Big Ten Cancer Research Consortium institutions for discussions on: The Big Ten CRC Past, Present, and Future Open Trials Industry Updates Population-Based Research in the Big Ten CRC See Agenda Cost Big Ten Cancer Center Investigators, Faculty, Trainees, Staff, and Patient Advocates: FREE Industry: $800 per person Attendees are responsible for their own travel and accommodations. Meals and beverages will be provided at the Summit. Accommodations Book your room at Aloft Chicago to take advantage of the special…

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ChicagoCHEC Symposium

September 27
Truman College, 1145 W. Wilson Ave.
Chicago, IL 60640 United States
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Details TBA

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October 2019

Emily Anderson, PhD, MPH – Where Methods and Ethics Meet

October 15 at 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
UIC College of Medicine East Tower, Room 787, 808 S Wood St
Chicago, IL United States
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Dr. Tapas Das Gupta Cancer Research Symposium 2019

October 16 at 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
UIC Student Center West, Thompson Rooms, 2nd floor, 828 S Wolcott Ave
Chicago, IL 60612 United States
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Immuno-oncology: Opportunities to Improve Cancer Care for All Patients.​The University of Illinois Cancer Center invites students, researchers and healthcare providers in cancer-related fields to join us for a day of informative presentations.Breakfast & lunch will be provided.Registration link and further event details to come. FEATURED SPEAKERS Monica Bertagnolli, MD, FACP, FASCOPast President, American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO)Richard E. Wilson Professor of SurgeryAssociate Surgeon, Brigham and Women’s Hospital/Dana Farber Cancer Center Nita Ahuja, MD, MBAWilliam H. Carmalt Professor of SurgeryChair, Department…

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November 2019

Andrew S. Kraft, MD – Novel Signaling Pathways in Breast and Prostate Cancer- Potential Targets for Anticancer Chemotherapy

November 13 at 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
UIC College of Medicine Research Building (COMRB), Room 5175, 909 S Wolcott Ave
Chicago, IL 60612
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Andrew S. Kraft, MD Director Emeritus University of Arizona Cancer Center Associate Director of Research University of Arizona Cancer Center Professor of Medicine Professor of Cell and Molecular Medicine

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William S. Dalton, PhD, MD – Distinguished Lecture Series

November 21 at 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
UIC College of Medicine Research Building (COMRB), Moss Auditorium (Room 1020), 909 S Wolcott Ave
Chicago, IL 60612
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William S. Dalton, PhD, MD Founder and Executive Chair of M2Gen Founding Member, ORIEN Former Director of Moffitt Cancer Center As former Director of Moffitt Cancer Center and The James Ohio Cancer Center, William S. Dalton, PhD, MD founded the cancer center alliance called ORIEN ( Oncology Research Information and Exchange Network), with the goal of accelerating cancer research by sharing information and promoting collaborative learning through partnerships. ORIEN is now comprised of seventeen cancer centers in the nation and has formed…

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January 2020

Electra Paskett, PhD – A Multi-Level Model to Address Cervical Cancer Disparities in Appalachia

January 16, 2020 at 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
UIC College of Medicine Research Building (COMRB), Moss Auditorium (Room 1020), 909 S Wolcott Ave
Chicago, IL 60612
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Marion N. Rowley Professor of Cancer Research at The Ohio State University Professor and Director of the Division of Cancer Prevention and Control in the Department of Medicine, College of Medicine Professor in the Division of Epidemiology in the College of Public Health Associate Director for Population Sciences and Community Outreach Program Leader of the Cancer Control Program in the Comprehensive Cancer Center of the Ohio State University (OSU) Director of the Center for Cancer Health Equity at the James…

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February 2020

Margaret Foti, PhD, MD (hc) – Distinguished Lecture Series

February 27, 2020 at 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
UIC College of Medicine Research Building (COMRB), Moss Auditorium (Room 1020), 909 S Wolcott Ave
Chicago, IL 60612
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Margaret Foti, PhD, MD (hc) Chief Executive Officer, American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) Secretary-Treasurer, American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) Foundation

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April 2020

Dr. Gary Kruh Cancer Research Symposium 2020

April 15, 2020 at 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
UIC Student Center West, Thompson Rooms, 2nd floor, 828 S Wolcott Ave
Chicago, IL 60612 United States
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This annual event, named for former University of Illinois Cancer Center Director Dr. Gary Kruh, brings together cancer researchers, faculty and students to learn more about the latest advancements in cancer research. A student poster competition will also be held. Lunch will be provided. Speaker and event details still to come.

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May 2020

Lewis Cantley, PhD – Distinguished Lecture Series

May 28, 2020 at 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
UIC College of Medicine Research Building (COMRB), Moss Auditorium (Room 1020), 909 S Wolcott Ave
Chicago, IL 60612
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Lewis C. Cantley, PhD Meyer Director, Sandra and Edward Meyer Cancer Center Professor of Cancer Biology, Joan and Stanford I. Weill Department of Medicine

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