See also our related blog for the Pediatric Preclinical Testing Initiative.

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Strategic Planning Feature in NCURA

Thanks to our colleague Cory Hallam, our laboratory retreat last month has been featured in a essay and case study on Bringing Strategic Planning to the Research Lab for the National Council of University Research Administrator’s magazine (as a “Feature”). The article is written by Cory (Assistant Vice President of Commercialization at UTSA) and co-authored by Charles. The strategy, however, is a true lab team effort. To see the NCURA Magazine feature, click here and go to page 42.

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

KENS TV Coverage (muscle stem cells)

We sincerely thank Wendy Rigby of KENS Channel 5 for her coverage of our recent muscle stem cell publication. It was thoughtful of Wendy and her camerman, Richard, to have included so much of our team in the story. To see the local video, click here. For the CBS national link, click here.

[ to right: Mandy with mus musculus (a house mouse) ]

Monday, April 6, 2009

Lor Randall visits GCCRI

It was our pleasure to host our colleague and collaborator, Dr. Lor Randall, who visited UTHSCSA to give an Orthopaedic Surgery Grand Rounds presentation entitled, "Sarcomatology: A Transdisciplinary Approach". An orthopedic oncologist and researcher himself, Lor is the Director of the Huntsman Cancer Institute Sarcoma Service - and our frequent collaborator and good friend. We appreciate his time to visit with us to share his recent work.

Friday, April 3, 2009

Rally Foundation funds PPTI Study

We are grateful to the Rally Foundation for a recent grant in the amount of $17,076 which will fund testing of one novel therapeutic compound for medulloblastoma and another for rhabdomyosarcoma in our genetically-engineered mouse models. The Rally Foundation for Childhood Cancer Research is a non-profit organization, which through volunteers across the country, aims to raise awareness and funds specifically for childhood cancer research to find better treatments and cures for childhood cancers.

These awards fromt he Rally Foundation are in honor of Matthew Butterfield and in memory of Coleman Larson.

[ This blog entry is also mirrored at the Rally Foundation blog site. ]