Hematology, Oncology and Transplantation
Division of Hematology, Oncology
Adult Blood and Marrow
Dan Kaufman, MD, PhD was a featured speaker at the 2014 International Stem Cell Forum (ISCF),held in Tianjin, China on November 1-3, 2014 (see photo). Organized by the Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences and several other Chinese research institutes, the ISCF aims to foster international collaborations and multi-disciplinary stem cell research. This year’s ISCF featured internationally renowned stem cell researchers discussing hematopoietic stem cell development and transplantation, along with other topics related to hematopoietic stem cell biology. Dr. Kaufman was the co-chair of the session on stem cell reprogramming and gave a presentation entitled “Use of human pluripotent stem cell-derived blood cells for anti-cancer therapy.”
Jeffrey Miller, MD is one of two recipients of the Dean’s Distinguished Research Lectureship. Founded in 2013 as part of the University of Minnesota Medical School’s 125th anniversary celebration, this honor celebrates outstanding research achievements in the Medical School. Dr. Miller is receiving this honor for his studies on the role of natural killer cells in blood/marrow transplantation and leukemia immunotherapy. His work exemplifies the high level of commitment to excellence and scholarship that is the cornerstone of the Medical School. Please plan to attend his lecture at 5:00 p.m. on October 1, 2014, at the McNamara Alumni Center. Learn more. Posted September 15, 2014.
Carol Lange, PhD is the recipient of the Fall 2014 Ada Comstock Distinguished Women Scholars Award Lecture. This prestigious award/lecture was established to honor the scholarly accomplishments and leadership of distinguished women faculty at the University of Minnesota and to offer a forum for them to share their insights and ideas with a campus and community audience. Dr. Lange’s impressive record of scientific accomplishments includes numerous awards for her research and mentorship. She has been a pivotal member of the Masonic Cancer Center leadership, serving as a Program Leader for the Cell Signaling Program (formerly the Women’s Cancer Program) since 2009. Her patented studies have furthered the development of diagnostic tests to identify breast cancer patients most likely to benefit from anti-progestin drugs. Dr. Lange’s lecture will present an overview of her latest research on women’s hormones and breast cancer, in particular how estrogen and progesterone receptors act differently in breast cancer cells versus how they act in normal breast tissue and how this information can be used to develop improved treatments for breast cancer. Please join us for the Fall 2014 lecture featuring Dr. Lange, Monday, October 27, 2014 at 4:00 p.m. in the Cowles Auditorium, Hubert H. Humphrey School of Public Affairs. Posted September 10, 2014.