Awards and Honors 2005

Gregory P. Adams, PhD
Invited Speaker: Keystone Symposium on Antibody-based Therapeutics for Cancer, Santa Fe, NM; Second China International Symposium on Antibody Engineering and Antibody-based Therapeutics, Beijing China; IBC's 16th Annual International Conference on Antibody Engineering, San Diego, CA Scientific Advisory Board Meeting: IBC's 4th International Recombinant Antibodies Congress, German

Alfonso Bellacosa, MD, PhD
Invited Lecturer/Speaker: Hematology/Oncology Research Seminar Series, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA; Institute "Regina Elena," Rome, Italy; FIRC Institute of Molecular Oncology (IFOM) - European Institute of Oncology (IEO), Milan, Italy

Baruch S. Blumberg, MD, PhD
Elected President of the American Philosophical Society, Philadelphia, PA
Received Lifetime Achievement Award of the American Liver Foundation, Philadelphia, PA
Invited Speaker: BioVision World Life Sciences Forum, Lyon France; HepDart 2005, Kohala Coast, Hawaii
Plenary Speaker: American Thoracic Society 100th Anniversary, San Diego, CA
Lectureship: The First Lahey Clinic Alumni Lectureship, Lahey Clinic, Department of Colon-Rectal Surgery, Burlington, MA
Keynote Speaker: International Peace Foundation, Bangkok Thailand; Global Issues and Infectious Diseases, Third SAPA-GP Annual Conference, Spring House, PA; Commercial Space Opportunities Forum, NASA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, CA

Dominique Broccoli, PhD
Invited Speaker: "An ALTernate Route to Immortality: Telomerase-independent Telomere Maintenance," Blackburn Symposium on Chromosome Stability, Philadelphia, PA.
Co-Organizer and Invited Speaker: "The ALT Pathway and recQ Helicase Mutations," BBSRC SPARC Workshop on Integrative Biology of Premature Aging, Bramber, U.K.

Deborah Watkins Bruner, RN, PhD
Appointed to Multi-site Research Project Team, Oncology Nursing Society
Chair: 10th Annual Prostate Cancer Conference, American Cancer Society, Philadelphia, PA

Denise C. Connolly, PhD
Invited Speaker: Helene Harris Memorial Trust, 10th International Forum on Ovarian Cancer, "Modeling Epithelial Ovarian Cancer in the Mouse," Washington, D.C.; American Association for Cancer Research 96th Annual Meeting. New Concepts in Organ Site Research. Ovarian Cancer: Updates from Bench and Bedside, "Mouse Models of Epithelial Ovarian Cancer," Anaheim CA; 3rd International Congress on the Female Reproductive Tract, "Modeling Ovarian Cancer in the Mouse," Frauenchiemsee, Germany

Edna Cukierman, PhD
Received The AACR Career Development Award; The W.W Smith Charitable Trust Award
Invited Lecturer: Keystone Symposia, Banff, Alberta, Canada

Karthik Devarajan, PhD
Invited Speaker: "Molecular Pattern Discovery Using non-negative Matrix Factorization Based on Renyi's Information Measure," 12th International Conference on Statistics, Combinatorics, Mathematics and Applications, Forum for Interdisciplinary Mathematics, Auburn University, Auburn, AL

Antonio Di Cristofano, PhD
Invited Speaker: Stituto di Genetica e Biofisica (IGB), Naples, Italy; Siteman Cancer Center, Washington University, St. Louis, MO; 3rd International Conference on the Female Reproductive Tract, Frauenchiemsee, Germany; CEINGE, University of Naples Federico II, Naples, Italy

Jenny Pickworth Glusker, DPhil, DSc
Invited Speaker: Conference on New Frontiers in Neutron Macromolecular Crystallography, Spallation Neutron Source, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, TN

Andrew K. Godwin, PhD
Invited Lecturer/Speaker: Platform Speaker, "Linking Transcriptional Elongation and mRNA Export to Metastatic Breast Cancer," Era of Hope, Department of Defense Breast Cancer Research Program Meeting, Philadelphia, PA.; "Molecular Target Therapies: Is There an Imatinib for Ovarian Cancer?" Ovarian Cancer State of the Science Meeting, Washington, D.C.
Invited Co-Chair: Symposium 35, "Biological Function of High Risk Genes," Era of Hope, Department of Defense Breast Cancer Research Program Meeting, Philadelphia, PA.

Richard E. Greenberg, MD, FACS
Named Surgical Director of the American Russian Cancer Alliance The Carol and Louis E. Della Penna Endowed Fund in Urologic Cancer Research given in tribute to Richard E. Greenberg

Joanne M. Hambleton, RN, MSN
Received the Pennsylvania State Nurses Association 2005 Administration-Management Award

Elizabeth Petri Henske, MD
Received the Manuel Gomez Award for extraordinary scientific and humanitarian efforts to find a cure for Tuberous Sclerosis
Chair: U.S. Department of Defense Tuberous Sclerosis Complex Research Program Integration Panel

Anne Jadwin, MSN, RN, AOCN, CNA
Received 2005 Best Nurse Leader Award from ADVANCE for Nurses newsmagazine

V. Craig Jordan, OBE, PhD, DSc
Awarded: Honorary Doctor of Science Degree from the University of Bradford, U.K, recognizing the development of tamoxifen and selective estrogen receptor modulators; Honorary Professorship and Medal of Merit, University of Iguacu, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Elected: Honorary Trustee for the Worcester Foundation for Biomedical Research, University of Massachusetts Medical School following 9 years of service as a Trustee; Fellow of the British Pharmacological Society
Keynote Speaker: Robert L. Krigel Endowed Lecture in Translational Research, Lankenau Hospital, Philadelphia, PA; Presidential Lecture, 3rd Congress of the World Society for Breast Health, Tokyo, Japan; Opening Lecture and Award Presentation, XIII Annual Meeting at the Brazilian Society of Mastology
Invited Speaker: Opening Plenary Symposium, American Association for Cancer Research, Annual Meeting, Anaheim, CA; Address before the National Academy of Medicine, Brazil

Alfred G. Knudson Jr., MD, PhD
Received: 28th Annual Bristol-Myers Squibb Freedom to Discover™ Award for Distinguished Achievement in Cancer Research; American Association for Cancer Research Lifetime Achievement Award

Warren D. Kruger, PhD
Invited Speaker: "Defects in Methionine Metabolism and Human Disease," Department of Nutrition, Harvard University School of Public Health, Boston, MA; "Contrasting Enzymatic Behavior of Two Mutant CBS Proteins Associated with Pyridoxine Responsive Homocystinuria," 5th International Conference on Homocysteine Metabolism, Milan Italy
Distinguished Lecturer: "How to Fix a Broken Protein: Lessons from Cystathionine Beta-Synthase," Department of Pharmacology, University of South Alabama, Mobile AL

Sharon L. Manne, PhD
Invited Lecturer/Speaker:"Couples Coping with Breast Cancer," Massey Cancer Center, Richmond, VA
Invited Member: Behavioral Medicine: Interventions & Outcomes Study Section Center for Scientific Review, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD

Neal J. Meropol, MD
Awarded: Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group Young Investigator Award Invited Speaker: "Colon Cancer: From Cause to Cure," Patricia Hunt Reynolds
Memorial Lecture, Reading Hospital and Medical Center, Reading, PA
Education Session Chair: "Can Society Afford State-of-the-Art Cancer Treatment," American Society of Clinical Oncology Annual Meeting, Orlando, FL

Suzanne M. Miller, PhD
Member: Board of Directors, New Jersey Health Care Quality Institute Invited Visiting Distinguished Professor: University of Padova, Padova, Italy; Choju Medical Research Center and the Japanese Foundation of Aging and Health, Japan
Invited Member: American Cancer Society Science Council; The National Quality Forum, Symptom Management/End-of-Life Care Technical Panel
Chair: Cancer Special Interest Group, Society of Behavioral Medicine; Behavioral Oncology Special Interest Group, Association of Preventive Oncology

Monica Morrow, MD
Honorary Fellow: Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons, Glasgow; Brazilian Mastology Society
Named Lectures: Letton Lecture, Southeastern Surgical Congress; Hugh R.K. Barber Lecture, Society of Surgical Gynecologic Oncology; Paul J. Grotzinger Lecture, Fox Chase Cancer Center; Peter Lowe College Lecture, Royal College of Surgeons, Glasgow

Maureen E. Murphy, PhD
Invited Speaker: AACR Special Conference on Cell Death and Oncogenesis, Waikoloa, Hawaii
Guest Editor: Oncogene. Polymorphisms and Cancer

Jeffrey R. Peterson, PhD
Invited Speaker: "Forward and Reverse Chemical Genetic Studies of Small GTPase Signaling to the Actin Cytoskeleton," University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

John A. Ridge, MD, PhD
The John A. Ridge Surgical Oncology Fellowship named in his honor from Carol and Louis E. Della Penna

Heinrich Roder, PhD
Invited Speaker and Session Chair: Protein Folding Symposium, Isaac Newton Institute for Mathematical Sciences, Cambridge, England; U.S.-Japan Symposium on Folding, Design and Dynamics, Philadelphia, PA
Keynote Speaker: Upstate New York NMR Symposium, Albany, NY

Irma H. Russo, MD, FCAP, FASCP
Invited Speaker: "Direct hCG Actions Afford Protection Against Breast Cancer," International Conference on Gonadotropins and Receptors, University of Georgia, Athens, GA; "Biology and Physiology of the Breast," Society for the Study of Reproduction (SSR)'s 38th Annual Meeting, hosted by Centre de Recherche en Biologie de la Reproduction (CRBR), Universite Laval, Quebec, Canada

Jose Russo, MD
Plenary Speaker: "Current Concepts on Development of Breast Cancer," and "Ongoing Research and Perspectives in Breast Cancer Prevention," Simposio Internacional. Cancer de Mama, Sao Paulo, Brazil; "The Role of Estrogen in Human Breast Cancer: A Mechanistic View," First Symposio "Mulher sempre Muulher," Bussaco Palace, Portugal; "The Biological and Molecular Basis of Hormone Induced Breast Cancer Prevention," International Collaborative Meeting of Women's Health, Camogli, Italy; "A New Paradigm in Breast Cancer Prevention," Medical School of University National of Cuyo, Mendoza, Argentina

Anna Marie Skalka, PhD
Elected Chair: New Jersey Commission on Cancer Research
Plenary Speaker: American Society Virology Meeting, Pennsylvania State University
Guest Lecturer: Florida Gulf Coast University

John M. Taylor, PhD
Re-Appointed to Editorial Board, Journal of Virology
Invited Speaker: University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey; Beijing People's Hospital, Beijing, China; Gordon Conference, Il Ciocco, Italy
Invited Speaker and Session Chairperson: Dalian Conference, Dalian, China; International Hepatitis Meeting, Heidelberg, Germany
Invited Speaker and Session Convener: American Society for Virology, University Park, PA

Joseph R. Testa, PhD
Invited Lecturer: Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA; Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Institute, New York, NY
Member: National Cancer Institute - Board of Scientific Counselors, Subcommittee 2 (Basic Sciences)

Alexei Tulin, PhD
Received: The Ellison Medical Foundation New Scholar in Aging Award
Session Chair, Plenary Speaker: The 14th International Meeting on ADP Ribosylation Reactions, "PARP2005: Bench to Bedside," Newcastle Upon Tyne, Gateshead, UK
Invited Speaker: Tumor Biology Seminar, "Regulation of Transcription and Chromatin Structure by Poly(ADP-ribose) Polymerase," Lombardi Cancer Center, Georgetown University Medical Center, Washington, DC

Robert G. Uzzo, MD, FACS
Selected to give the Keynote Address to the "Young Urological Oncologists" at the 2005 Society of Urologic Oncology

David L. Wiest, PhD
Invited Lecturer: Department of Pathology Seminar Series, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA

Anthony T. Yeung, PhD
Editorial Board Member: FASEB Journal, Cancer Genomics and Proteomics
Invited Speaker: ABRF Meeting; East Virginia Medical School, Norfolk, VA; Weis Center for Research at Geisinger Clinic, Danville, PA