Visiting Professorships

Dr. Olufunmilayo Falusi Olopade is the Walter L. Palmer Distinguished Service  Professor of Medicine & Human Genetics, Associate Dean for Global Health and Director, and Director for the Center for Clinical Cancer Genetics at the University of Chicago Medical Center.   In November 2013, she gave a dynamic presentation entitled, “Defining Pathways to Personalized Cancer Prevention.”  

Dr. Harold Frucht, Program Director of the Muzzi Mirza Pancreatic Cancer Prevention and Genetics Program at the Pancreas Center at NY-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center, presented a talk entitled, “Pancreas Cancer:  Genetics and Prevention” in October 2011. 

Dr. Stephen Gruber, who is currently the Director of the USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center, gave a provocative presentation in December 2010 entitled, “The Expanding Horizon of Genetic Testing for Colorectal Cancer.”  

Dr. Muin Khoury, Director of the Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s Office of Public Health Genomics, gave a seminar in 2009 entitled, “Letting the Genome Out of the Bottle: Will We Get Our Wish?”  His provocative comments addressed the clinical utility and validity of genetic testing arising from genome wide association studies.

Dr. Andrew Freedman, Chief, Clinical and Translational Epidemiology Branch at NCI gave a talk in September 2009 entitled, “Advancing Personalized Cancer Therapies:  The Critical Role of Genomic Pharmacoepidemiology.”  Dr. Freedman’s Professorship was co-sponsored by the Division of Health Outcomes (Cancer Control, Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center).

Dr. Steven Narod is Director of the Familial Breast Cancer Research Unit at the Women’s College Research Institute in Toronto and has been named the most cited scientist in the world in the field of breast cancer.  In October 2008, his seminar was entitled, “What’s New in Hereditary Breast Cancer?”