The UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center hosts a monthly seminar series that is open to all faculty and staff. For more information, contact Susan Ruppert at 975-0359 or

2017 Seminars:
Unless noted, all seminars will be held in the Wallace Tumor Institute Conference Room 101.

January 23, 2017
Young Supporters Board New Investigator Grant Recipients Symposium
Tiffany Carson, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine-Preventive Medicine
Exploring Why Cancer Disparities Continue to ‘Bug’ Us: Behavior, Environment and the Gut Microbiota
Braden McFarland, Ph.D., Instructor, Department of Cell, Developmental and Integrative Biology
Evaluating FDA-Approved Ruxolitinib and Diet-Induced Microbiome Changes in Glioblastoma
David Schneider, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics
Targeting Ribosome Biosynthesis for Inhibition of Cancer Cell Growth
Karina Yoon, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology
Overview: The Role of Intercellular Adhesion Molecule-2 in Neuroblastoma

February 1, 2017
Lenny Schultz, Ph.D., Professor, The Jackson Laboratory, Bar Harbor, Maine
Humanized Mice for Cancer Research
12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
*Invited by Ravi Bhatia, M.D.

February 23, 2017
Heidi Weiss, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Cancer Biostatistics, Markey Cancer Center, University of Kentucky, Lexington
Interim Monitoring and Infrastructure Support for Investigator-Initiated Trials at the Markey Cancer Center
12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
*Invited by Edward Partridge, M.D.

March 29, 2017
Thierry Colin, Ph.D., Professor of Applied Mathematics, Institut de Mathematiques de Bordeaux, Universite Bordeaux, France
A Hierarchy of Nonlinear Models for Tumor Growth
12:00 – 1:00 p.m.
*Co-sponsored by the Department of Neurology and the Neuro-Oncology Program

April 5, 2017

Smita Bhatia, M.D., Associate Director for Outcomes and Survivorship, UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center
Surviving Blood or Marrow Transplantation – What is the Quality of Survival?
12:00 – 1:00 p.m.

May 17, 2017
ACS-IRG Junior Faculty Development Grant Recipients Symposium

May 18, 2017
Edward Partridge, M.D.
, Director, UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center
Slavery, the Civil War, Segregation, Civil Rights, A Career and the State of the Cancer Center
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Margaret Cameron Spain Auditorium

May 25, 2017
Dennis Chi, M.D., Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
12:00 – 1:00 p.m.


Previous Seminars

Leave a Reply