Warming up to winter
In what I hope will be an auspicious start to the year ahead, the inaugural meetings of our re-aligned research programs were a success, with great attendance and engagement from cancer center members across disciplines. For those who were not able to attend, or who would like a reminder of some of the points I addressed, the slides from my overview remarks are available on the members resource page of our website. A schedule of upcoming meetings can also be found on individual research program pages. And don't forget to submit membership applications, as we update our list based on NCI criteria.
Please join me in congratulating cancer center member and dean Laurie Glimcher on her appointment as president and chief executive officer of the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. A respected colleague and friend for many years, her departure will be a great loss to the Cornell community, but we wish her well as she returns to Boston. I remain committed to carrying on the vision we have shared: to create an integrated, innovative epicenter of cancer research, care and education. I look forward to working with Laurie's successor to accomplish this, and I'm confident that with your help, we will continue to transform science-driven cancer care.
I'm looking forward to another exciting conference season in which we can engage our peers, and an expanded community outreach calendar in which to engage the public. Please let us know about your research, clinical and community activities, so that we can celebrate our collective accomplishments.