Harper Cancer Research Institute hosts 8th Annual Cancer Research Day

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On April 8, faculty, students, staff, and the public are invited to attend the Harper Cancer Research Institute’s eighth annual Cancer Research Day. This flagship event highlights cancer research at the University of Notre Dame as well as other local cancer organizations.

“The Harper Cancer Research Institute (HCRI) is excited to offer this opportunity for people to learn about the current world of cancer research and specifically how the University of Notre Dame fights this disease,” said M. Sharon Stack, Ann F. Dunne and Elizabeth Riley Director of the HCRI and Kleiderer-Pezold Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry. “We look forward to seeing the Notre Dame, Indiana University, and local communities at this event, and encourage all those interested to attend and get involved with our Institute.”

Throughout the event, attendees will have the opportunity to participate in a variety of activities to learn about research happening at the HCRI. In the morning, Notre Dame undergraduate students, graduate students, and postdoctoral scholars, in addition to local high school students, will present their research during a poster session and answer visitor questions. Also, during this time, ovarian cancer survivors will meet with Rebecca Whelan, professor of chemistry and biochemistry. Whelan’s research is motivated by the need for early detection and prevention of late stage ovarian cancer.

In the afternoon, keynote speaker Dr. Dario C. Altieri, president and chief executive officer of the Wistar Institute, will present on the topic of tumor plasticity. Afterwards, multiple awards, including the Dr. Michael Rodriguez Memorial Award, will be presented to researchers with a reception to follow.

All of these events, as well as presentations from the Indiana Biosciences Research Institute and Bryan Ritchie, vice president and associate provost for innovation, will take place throughout the day. For a full list of the events, please visit https://harpercancer.nd.edu/news-events/events/2019/04/08/8th-annual-hcri-cancer-research-day/.

Investigators in the HCRI are dedicated to conducting innovative and integrative research that confronts the complex challenges of cancer. From common to rare and recalcitrant cancers, researchers at Notre Dame and Indiana University School of Medicine-South Bend are united in multi-disciplinary teams with a common goal: to increase the survival of all patients diagnosed with cancer.

 To learn more, visit harpercancer.nd.edu.


Angela Cavalieri / External Relations and Special Events Program Coordinator

Harper Cancer Research Institute / University of Notre Dame

cavalieri.2@nd.edu / +1.574.631.4166

harpercancer.nd.edu / harpercancer@nd.edu

About Notre Dame Research:

The University of Notre Dame is a private research and teaching university inspired by its Catholic mission. Located in South Bend, Indiana, its researchers are advancing human understanding through research, scholarship, education, and creative endeavor in order to be a repository for knowledge and a powerful means for doing good in the world. For more information, please see research.nd.edu or @UNDResearch.