Research Day 2017

The UF Health Cancer Center invites you to UFHCC Research Day 2017, to take place Thursday, Nov. 16 from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the UF Harrell Medical Education Building (map). Drinks and hors d’oeuvres will be served. Judging begins at 4:30 p.m. 

Michael Kastan, M.D., Ph.D.

Our keynote speaker is Michael Kastan, M.D., Ph.D., the executive director of the Duke Cancer Institute and William and Jane Shingleton professor of pharmacology and cancer biology. As a pediatric oncologist and a cancer biologist, Dr. Kastan conducts laboratory research concentrated on DNA damage and repair, tumor suppressor genes, and causes of cancer related to genetic predisposition and environmental exposures. His discoveries have made a major impact on our understanding of both how cancers develop and how they respond to chemotherapy and radiation therapy, and his publications reporting the roles of p53 and ATM in DNA damage signaling are among the most highly cited publications in the biomedical literature of the past 25 years.

He has received numerous honors for his highly cited work, including election to the National Academy of Sciences, the National Academy of Medicine and the American Academy of Arts & Sciences, as well as receipt of the AACR-G.H.A. Clowes Memorial Award for outstanding contributions to basic cancer research. He has served as Chairman of the Board of Scientific Counselors of the National Cancer Institute, on the Boards of Directors of the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) and the American Association of Cancer Institutes (AACI), as editor-in-chief of the journal Molecular Cancer Research, and as editor of the textbook Clinical Oncology.



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The abstract submission deadline for UFHCC Research Day 2017 is Friday, Oct.13. In keeping with the center’s mission to foster education and training and to build research collaborations, prizes will be awarded to graduate students and postdoctoral fellows/associates. Abstract submissions will only be accepted for judging within these categories — limit one poster per presenter. Junior faculty are welcome to submit an abstract in order to showcase current research and foster mentorship; however, junior faculty posters will not be judged. Submit your abstract HEREQuestions should be directed to



The UF Health Cancer Center is seeking applications for the UFHCC Predoctoral Awards, awarded annually to up to five graduate students. These awards are intended to recognize and support outstanding predoctoral candidates who are conducting innovative cancer research. Applications are due by Friday, Oct. 13 at 5 P.M. Winners will be announced at the UFHCC Research Day. Awardees will be notified before the event and asked to give a three-minute thesis presentation at the research day.