University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute (UPCI)

Head and Neck Cancer SPORE


2013 Head & Neck SPORE meeting schedule

(All meetings occur on Mondays at 4p-5p in EEI 520 Boardroom unless otherwise noted)

01.08.2013 J. Silvio Gutkind, PhD
Chief, Oral and Pharyngeal Cancer Branch, National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research; Chief, Cell Growth Regulation Section; Chief, Molecular Carcinogenesis Section
National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD
Presentation: “The mTOR Signaling Circuitry and Cancer: New Molecular-Targeted Therapies”
02.04.2013 Flordeliza S. Villanueva, MD
Professor of Medicine
Director, Non Invasive Cardiac Imaging
Director, Center for Ultrasound Molecular Imaging and Therapeutics
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Heart and Vascular Institute University of Pittsburgh

Andrew R Carson, PhD
Research Instructor of Medicine
University of Pittsburgh
03.04.2013 Sufi Thomas, PhD
Department of Otolaryngology
University of Pittsburgh
Presentation: “Of Tumors, Fibroblasts and Therapy”
04.22.2013 Kazunori Koide, PhD
Department of Chemistry
University of Pittsburgh
Presentation: “Small-molecule inhibitors of splicing factor 3B1 with pico molar potency for head and neck cancer”
05.06.2013 Ann Marie Egloff, PhD
Department of Otolaryngology
University of Pittsburgh
Presentation: “Genetic modifiers of head and neck and lung cancer risk”
05.20.2013 Curtis R Pickering, PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Presentation: “Integrated Genomic Analysis of Head and Neck Squamous Cell Carcinoma”
06.17.2013 Peter Leedman, PhD
Professor of Medicine (endocrinologist)
University of Western Australia
Director of Translational Research, Western Australian Institute for Medical Research (WAIMR)
Presentation: “microRNAs, chemoresistance and head and neck cancer”
07.01.2013 Gypsyamber D'Souza, PhD, MPH
Associate Professor of Epidemiology
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
Presentation: “HPV-related oropharyngeal cancer: etiology, epidemiology and nuances”
  Summer Break – No August Meeting
09.09.2013 September presenter TBA
10.14.2013 October presenter TBA
11.11.2013 Vivian WY Lui, PhD
Associate Professor Department of Otolaryngology
University of Pittsburgh
Presentation: “TBA”
12.09.2013 John E. Schmidt, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine
Biobehavioral Medicine in Oncology Program
University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute
Presentation: “TBA”

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