Harper Cancer Research Institute to hold Fifth Annual Research Day

by William G. Gilroy

Student researcher Kyle Cowdrick presents at the 2014 Harper Cancer Research Day

Harper Cancer Research Institute’s Fifth Annual Research Day on April 4 (Monday) will gather cancer researchers from the University of Notre Dame and Indiana University School of Medicine-South Bend (IUSM-SB) at the Morris Inn for a day of exchange and discussion. The event is free and open to the public.

The keynote address will be delivered by Tom O’Halloran, director of the Chemistry of Life Processes Institute and associate director of the Basic Sciences Research Division at the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Care Center, Northwestern University, Chicago.

Activities planned for the day include:

  • Registration from 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. in the Pre-Function Area.
  • A poster session from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Morris Inn Ballroom.
  • Student presentations from 1 to 3 p.m. in the formal dining rooms.
  • Faculty presentations from 3 to 4 p.m. in the Morris Inn Ballroom.
  • A career panel titled “Opportunities outside of Academic” from 4 to 5 p.m. in the Morris Inn Ballroom.
  • Poster awards and Research Like a Champion Award announced, 5 to 6 p.m. in the Morris Inn Ballroom.
  • Reception 6 to 6:45 p.m. in the Pre-Function Area.

Researchers in the Harper Cancer Research Institute are dedicated to conducting innovative and integrative research that confronts the complex challenges of cancer. The programmatic structure fosters multidisciplinary cancer research by promoting interactions among research groups with distinct expertise and by training young scientists to work across scientific fields. Clinical partnerships provide key translational insight and strengthen the mission of discovery.

Contact: Angela Cavalieri, Harper Cancer Research Institute, 574-631-4166, Cavalieri.2@nd.edu