Register for 2023 Dr. Gary Kruh Cancer Research Symposium

Speakers have been announced and registration is open for the 2023 Dr. Gary Kruh Cancer Research Symposium to be held Friday, April 28. Details on the student poster competition and the community advocate speaker will be announced later.

The annual event is held in honor of the late Kruh, a previous director of the University of Illinois Cancer Center. Kruh was appointed director in 2007 and remained in the position until his death in 2011.

Featured speakers at this year’s celebration of scientific inquiry and innovations in cancer research are:

Marvella E. Ford, PhD

Professor, Department of Public Health Sciences, Medical University of South Carolina and South Carolina State University

Associate Director, Population Sciences Director, Office of Community Outreach and Engagement, Hollings Cancer Center

SmartState Endowed Chair, Cancer Disparities Research

Nima Sharifi, MD

Professor, Department of Molecular Medicine, School of Medicine
Director, Genitourinary Malignancies Research Center
Kendrick Family Endowed Chair for Prostate Cancer Research
Cleveland Clinic, Lerner Research Institute

Nima Sharifi Lab, Lerner Research Institute

Arun Wiita, MD, PhD

Associate Professor in Residence
Department of Laboratory Medicine
Department of Bioengineering and Therapeutic Sciences
University of California, San Francisco

Investigator, Chan Zuckerberg Biohub

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