Vol 2 | Issue 5 | December 2019
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Members of the GW Cancer Center recently participated in the American Society of Hematology's Annual Conference and the San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium, two large global gatherings of specialists in hematology and breast cancer care.
As the year comes to a close, it's a wonderful opportunity to share with you season's greetings and good wishes. 2019 has been a busy and fruitful time here at the GW Cancer Center, and we look forward to even more progress in 2020.
Aubrey Villalobos, DrPH(c), director of cancer control and health equity at the GW Cancer Center, was recently appointed by Mayor Bowser to the Public Health Expert Seat on the DC Lactation Commission. Villalobos was sworn in as a commissioner in November.
Fitzhugh Mullan, MD, a professor at GW revered for his lifelong commitment to social justice, health equity and health workforce policies, died on Nov 29 at the age of 77. Dr. Mullan was a professor of health policy and management and pediatrics at GW's Milken Institute School of Public Health and the GW School of Medicine and Health Sciences. He founded the National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship, which still serves as the leading voice for cancer survivors. Learn more about Dr. Mullan's remarkable legacy from Milken Institute SPH's news release or this Health Affairs reading list.
The latest cancer news
Mark your calendars

12/23-1/1/20 - GW Closed for Winter Holidays

1/25/20 - Coaches vs. Cancer GW Men's Basketball Game

2/7/20 - Save the Date: GW Cancer Center Clinical Research Retreat

Jeanne Jordan, PhD: Protocol 247-S (Cepheid)

Igor Efimov, PhD: Targeting Intracellular Calcium Leak for Ventricular Arrhythmia Prevention in Structural Heart Disease (American Heart Association)

Igor Efimov: Validation of MPT in Ex Vivo Human Heart (Cardialen, Inc.)

Ami Zota, ScD, MS: ToxCast Food Additives (Forsythia Foundation)

Sara Rosenbaum PhD: Medicaid Policy Analysis Project (Robert Wood Johnson Foundation)
American Society of Hematology: Clinical Research Training Institute (LOI due 1/6/20)

Qlarent Foundation: Health Equity Grants (due 1/15/20)

CTSI-CN: Winter 2019 Voucher Award Program (due 1/21/20)

GW: New Venture Competition (due 2/5/20)

Looking for additional funding opportunities and announcements? Check out the latest Funding Flash or Research Matters .