XVI Annual Research Matters Conference

A Conference of the State Academic Centers
Supported by the Maryland Cigarette Restitution Fund


April 12, 2017
Weinberg Auditorium (Weinberg Building at Broadway and Orleans)
Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center at Johns Hopkins
University of Maryland Marlene and Stewart Greenebaum Comprehensive Cancer Center



8:00-8:30amCONTINENTAL BREAKFAST
8:30-8:45amWELCOMES AND CHARGE FOR THE DAY
William G. Nelson, MD, PhD and Kevin J. Cullen, MD Cancer Center Directors
8:45-10:15amMOLECULAR IMAGING OF THE TUMOR PHENOTYPE
  • Mohummad Minhaj Siddiqui, MD, Assistant Professor, Director of Urologic Robotic Surgery, UM MSGCCC
  • Zaver Bhujwalla, PhD, Professor, Departments of Radiology and Oncology, Director, Division of Cancer Imaging Research, and¬† Vice-Chair of Research, Department of Radiology
  • Dirk Mayer, PhD, Associate Professor, Diagnostic Radiology and Nuclear Medicine, UM MSGCCC
  • Martin Pomper*, MD, PhD, Director Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging, Professor of Radiology and Radiological Science, JH SKCCC
10:15-10:30amBreak
10:30 -12pmADDRESSING MARYLAND-SPECIFIC CANCERS
  • Alison Klein, MHS, PhD, Professor Oncology and Director of the National Familial Pancreas Tumor Registry¬†JH SKCCC
  • Shyamasundaran Kottilil, PhD, Associate Director of the Division of Clinical Care and Research, Institute of Human Virology (IHV), Director of Clinical Trials Unit, Division of Infectious Diseases, UM MSGCCC
  • Joseph Friedberg, MD, Division Head and Charles Reid Edwards Professor of Surgery, Division Head of Thoracic Surgery UM MSGCCC
  • Julie Brahmer, MD, Director of Thoracic Cancer JH SKCCC
12pm-12:15pmSHARED SERVICES PARTNERSHIP (CONSORTIUM: UMB, JHU, UVA, GU)
Nicholas P. Ambulos, Jr, PhD, Associate Professor of Microbiology and Immunology and Associate Director, for Shared Services, UM MSGCCC, Jeff Smith, MA, Senior Administrative Manager, JH SKCCC Oncology Support Services and Assistant Director, Office for Faculty Research Resources, and others
12:15-12:30WRAP UP
William G. Nelson, MD, PhD and Kevin J. Cullen, MD
12:30-1:30pmLUNCH AND NETWORKING