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Caprice Greenberg presents findings on followup care for breast cancer patients

Caprice Greenberg, MD, MPH, Professor of Surgery, presented research showing that 30% of women treated for breast cancer do not receive recommended surveillance breast imaging following treatment. Factors associated with not receiving surveillance imaging are younger age, black race, public or no insurance, worse health, more advanced cancer, and surgical treatment unaccompanied by radiation therapy. Read more here.

Dean Paul Peercy dies

College of Engineering Dean Paul Peercy was an enthusiastic supporter of WISELI, providing an administrative home for a new center with new ideas for tackling gender equity in STEM. We are grateful for all he did to support and encourage us. Dean Peercy died on October 20 at age 75. Read more here.

Catherine Reidy Liermann studies freshwater fish

Postdoctoral scholar Catherine Reidy Liermann and colleagues have documented a big dependence on freshwater fish for global food security. Read more here.

Kelli Pointer publishes research on new biomarker for fatal brain cancer

Dr. Kelli Pointer, an MD/PhD student in the Cellular and Molecular Biology program, is the lead author of a study published in Clinical Cancer Research showing that among patients with highly fatal brain cancer, glioblastoma (GBM), those with rapidly growing tumors had higher levels of a particular gene (hERG) and that treatment with drugs that block the gene's action led to better survival. Read more here.

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Searching for Excellence & Diversity: Workshops for Faculty Search Committees

  • The schedule for WISELI's workshops for members of faculty search committees is now available. Please click here for dates and registration information.

November 17, 2016

  • Women & Leadership Series
  • Coffee & Conversation: TBD
  • 8am — 10am
  • Union South
  • Registration is required. To register, click here.

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