Events

Virtual Cancer Research Day 2021

Research Day is an excellent opportunity to learn about cancer research being conducted in our community. This event includes a poster session, lectures, and a Keynote Address.  Cancer Research Day is FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.

REGISTRATION  
Registration is appreciated from everyone wishing to attend.  Register HERE.

KEYNOTE
Edison T. Liu, M.D. is the president and CEO of The Jackson Laboratory. Previously, he was the founding executive director of the Genome Institute of Singapore (2001-2011) and was the president of the Human Genome Organization (HUGO) from 2007-2013. Between 1997 and 2001, he was the scientific director of the National Cancer Institute's Division of Clinical Sciences in Bethesda, Md., where he was in charge of the intramural clinical translational science programs.
Read more about Dr. Liu HERE

EXCEPTION TRAINEE NOMINATIONS SUBMISSIONS
Graduate students and postdoctoral fellows at the Harper Cancer Research Institute (HCRI) have established a reputation for excellence in and out of the lab.  To honor these exceptional trainees, HCRI will be presenting three awards at Cancer Research Day.  Awards will be given in each of the three following categories:

  • Exceptional Community Outreach and Advocacy: Awarded to the trainee who best engages our partners to advance cancer awareness and education in our community and/or made a significant effort to support cancer patients.
  • Exceptional Mentor: Awarded to the trainee who has been nominated for their exceptional leadership in mentoring others.
  • Exceptional Team Science: Awarded to the trainee who best exemplifies HCRI’s foundation in interdisciplinary research through his or her commitment to collaboration.

Eligibility: Any graduate student or postdoctoral fellow affiliated with HCRI is eligible to receive the awards.   Any member of HCRI may nominate a graduate student or postdoc for one of these awards.  We encourage every member to take a few moments to consider whom he or she feels would be an appropriate awardee.

Nomination Format (no more than 1 page):
First line: The name of the award (community, advocacy, or team science)
Second line: Nominee’s name, position (Graduate Student or Postdoctoral Fellow), and year
Third line: Your name and positionBody: Provide a complete and concise explanation for why the nominee is deserving of this award.

Submit to Aviva Wulfsohn at awulfsoh@nd.edu no later than 5 pm on Mon., Feb. 22, 2021

SCHEDULE 

TIME

EVENT

12:50 PM - 1:00 PM

Welcome -  Sharon Stack, Ann F. Dunne and Elizabeth Riley Director of Harper Cancer Research Institute, Kleiderer-Pezold Professor of Chemistry & Biochemistry at the University of Notre Dame
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Trainee Oral Presentations (IITP's)
3:00 PM - 4:15 PM

ACS-IRG Faculty Updates

  • Katherine White: Clare Boothe Luce Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
  • Tyvette Hilliard: Research Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
  • Erin Howe: Research Scientist, Department of Biological Sciences
4:15 PM - 4:30 PM Dr. Michael Rodriguez Memorial Award
4:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Keynote Session

Edison T. Liu, M.D. President and CEO of The Jackson Laboratory “Whole genomic configurations in Triple Negative Breast Cancer”    Dr. Liu was the founding executive director of the Genome Institute of Singapore and the president of the Human Genome Organization (HUGO). He served as the scientific director of the National Cancer Institute's Division of Clinical Sciences in Bethesda, Md., where he was in charge of the intramural clinical translational science programs.