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

Friday, October 15, 2010

Welcoming Guangheng !

We are excited to welcome surgeon-scientist Dr Guangheng Li the Keller laboratory.  'GH' received his M.D in 1996 from Henan Medical University and his Ph.D in 2002 from the Shanghai Second Medical University. As a member of the Stem Cell Research Center in the Department of Orthopedic Surgery at University of Pittsburgh, GH authored or co-authored numberous tissue engineering and stem cell studies that have been published in the Journal of Tissue Engineering, Journal of Bone and Mineral Research, Nature Biotechnology, and Arthritis and Rheumatism. His research has focused primarily on using gene therapy, skeletal muscle stem cell and protein therapy to improve bone healing and delay the process of joints disease.  In the Keller laboratory, GH will extend these interests to the study of activated muscle stem cells and muscle cancer (rhabdomyosarcoma). 

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Pediatric Cancer Biology Strategic Planning Retreat

We thank the leadership and key members of the OHSU Division of Pediatric Hematology-Oncology, as well as our partners from the Doernbecher Children's Hospital Foundation for attending this Fall's first annual strategic planing retreat for the OHSU Pediatric Cancer Biology Program.  The retreat met yesterday at Skamania Lodge in the Columbia River Gorge.  The event was moderated by Dr. Cory Hallam, Director of Commercialization Alliances and Innovation as well as the Center for Innovation and Technology Entrepreneurship (CITE) at the University of Texas at San Antonio.  It was a very productive day, with the only caveat that we were indoors nearly the entire time, whilst it was a beautiful day outside. Still, it was a tremendously valuable activity and will lead to a highly specific strategic plan to be generated in the coming weeks. 
[ credits and thanks to Dr. Linda Stork for the Gorge photo ]