Cancer Currents for April 2009

News and Notes from the Director
William Green Appointed to Elmer R. Pfefferkorn, PhD, Professorship
William R. Green, PhD

A new endowed chair, The Elmer R. Pfefferkorn, PhD, Professorship in Microbiology and Immunology, has recently been established in recognition of Elmer Pfefferkorn's outstanding commitment to Dartmouth Medical School for the past 41 years. In keeping with Dr. Pfefferkorn's vision for this professorship, the Dartmouth College Board of Trustees has appointed William R. Green, PhD, as the first recipient of this endowed chair. This appointment honors Dr. Green's outstanding scientific, mentoring/teaching, and leadership achievements as both, until recently, Chair of the Department of Microbiology and Immunology beginning in 2002 and, currently, Dean of Dartmouth Medical School.

Read the press release.

2009 Awards to Young Investigators Announced

We are very pleased to announce the 2009 recipients of the American Cancer Society Institutional Research Grants and the Norris Cotton Cancer Center Research Awards. These two grants support studies undertaken by investigators who are early in their careers and need pilot data before submitting individual research grant applications. Please join us in extending congratulations to this year's recipients and in expressing thanks to the American Cancer Society for its support of our Cancer Center and the work of its young investigators.

Support Norris Cotton Cancer Center and the Manchester Monarchs on April 11
Manchester Monarchs Logo

Norris Cotton Cancer Center is proud to be a supporter of the Manchester Monarchs this year and the Title Sponsor for this year's special Healthcare Appreciation Night. We have discounted tickets for the Monarchs game against the Portland Pirates on Saturday, April 11, 2009 at 7:00 p.m. in the Verizon Arena in Manchester, NH. Tickets are Silver Level (Upper Tier) at $11 each or Gold Level (Lower Tier) at $16 for adults and $11 for kids under 12. The first 2,000 people will get a special Monarchs and Cancer Center giveaway. Email Mary Hawkins to purchase tickets.

Second Annual Dartmouth Integrative Biology Symposium April 28 & 29
Integrative Biology Symposium Logo

The Dartmouth Integrative Biology Symposium hosts the intellectual and innovative leaders in their respective fields of genomics, proteomics, biostatistics, bioinformatics, and systems biology, informing the research and medical communities of the latest cutting-edge ideas and progress in systems biology and raising awareness of the exciting advances at Dartmouth. NEW to the Symposium this year is a Poster Session, reviewed by leaders in the fields of integrative biology, including Symposium keynote speaker Dr. David Botstein of Princeton. All research projects are welcome and prizes will be awarded. More information and registration.

-Mark Israel, MD