ASEF Spring 2014 Lecture
4-5 PM Tuesday, April 22, 2014

D. Gary Gilliland will present the ASEF Spring Lecture entitled "Integrating Precision Medicine into the Fabric of Penn Medicine"

Dr. Gary Gilliland, Vice President for Precision Medicine at Penn's Perelman School of Medicine, is a cancer geneticist and pioneer in the development of targeted therapies. He will discuss Penn Medicine's research and clinical care initiatives across all disciplines to create a national model for the delivery of precise, personalized medicine to patients with all diseases.

As an investigator studying hematologic malignancies, Gilliland made seminal discoveries that have contributed to the understanding of the genetic basis of leukemias and other cancers that affect the blood and bone marrow. He has worked to help apply these findings into the development of new investigational cancer treatments, including molecularly targeted therapies, and has advanced this research into all phases of clinical development. His work has earned him numerous honors, including the William Dameshek Prize from the American Society of Hematology, the Emil J. Freireich Award from the MD Anderson Cancer Center, and the Stanley J. Korsmeyer Award from the American Society for Clinical Investigation.

The talk will be in the Biomedical Research Building (BRB) II/III Auditorium. Refreshments will follow the talk. RSVP to Kayvon Nikoo at kayvon@upenn.edu or 215-746-7828.