It is an privilege and honor to be a steward of the Rebecca and Sada Tarshis Endowed Professorship. These two sisters came from a modest background as children of immigrants from Russia, yet by building careers and living well, though judiciously, created a legacy that continues to benefit the Portland greater community. I hope that through the work of our laboratory and the Pediatric Cancer Biology Program that we will meet the example of bringing forth tangible change and contributing to the greater good, particularly with respect to outcomes for metastatic childhood cancers.
[ above right: Charles with Elaine, who is holding 'the chair'. For the SOM Newsletter article, click here. ]