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EVENT DESCRIPTION  
 
Event Type:  Lecture (This is an NIH Science event)
 
Title:  NCI Support for Cancer Immunology
 
Description:  Norman E. “Ned” Sharpless, M.D., was officially sworn in as the 15th director of the National Cancer Institute (NCI) on October 17, 2017. Prior to his appointment, Dr. Sharpless served as the director of the University of North Carolina (UNC) Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, a position he held since January 2014.

Dr. Sharpless was a Morehead Scholar at UNC–Chapel Hill and received his undergraduate degree in mathematics. He went on to pursue his medical degree from the UNC School of Medicine, graduating with honors and distinction in 1993. He then completed his internal medicine residency at the Massachusetts General Hospital and a hematology/oncology fellowship at Dana-Farber/Partners Cancer Care, both of Harvard Medical School in Boston.

After 2 years on the faculty at Harvard Medical School, he joined the faculty of the UNC School of Medicine in the Departments of Medicine and Genetics in 2002. He became the Wellcome Professor of Cancer Research at UNC in 2012.

Dr. Sharpless is a member of the Association of American Physicians as well as the American Society for Clinical Investigation (ASCI), the nation’s oldest honor society for physician–scientists, and served on the ASCI council from 2011 to 2014. Dr. Sharpless was an associate editor of Aging Cell and deputy editor of the Journal of Clinical Investigation. He has authored more than 150 original scientific papers, reviews, and book chapters, and is an inventor on 10 patents. He cofounded two clinical-stage biotechnology companies: G1 Therapeutics and HealthSpan Diagnostics.

In addition to serving as Director of NCI, Dr. Sharpless continues his research in understanding the biology of the aging process that promotes the conversion of normal self-renewing cells into dysfunctional cancer cells. Dr. Sharpless has made seminal contributions to the understanding of the relationship between aging and cancer, and in the preclinical development of novel therapeutics for melanoma, lung cancer, and br
 
Series Name:  IIG seminar Series
 
Event URL:  https://ecollab.niaid.nih.gov/sites/IIG/Lists/Immunology%20Interest%20group%20Seminar%20Series/AllIt
 
Videocast:  Event will be videocast LIVE on the Web
 
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EVENT DATE/TIME  
 
Date/Time: 
Wednesday, June 20, 2018   4:15pm - 5:15pm Add To Outlook Calendar     Add To iCal Calendar     Add To Entourage Calendar
 
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EVENT SPEAKER(S)  
 
Name:   Dr. Norman E. Sharpless
Title:   NCI Director
Organization:   NCI/NIH
 

EVENT SPONSOR(S)  
 
Organization(s):  [NIH] Immunology Interest Group
 

EVENT LOCATION  
 
Location:  On the main NIH Campus
Building:  Building 10, Lipsett Auditorium
 
State:  Maryland
Zip Code:  2081
 

EVENT CONTACT(S)  
 
Name:   Niki Moutsopoulos
E-mail:   nikimouts@yahoo.com
Phone:   3012213945
 
 
 
 
 
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