Event Schedule

2017-2018 Season

If you are interested in a group rate or would like to know more about sponsorship opportunities, please contact Christina Bruno, Senior Associate, Institutional Advancement, at cbruno@wistar.org.

Thursday, November 2, 2017

6 to 8 p.m.

COCKTAIL RECEPTION & PROGRAM

“A Passion for Prevention: A Journey in HIV, Malaria & Respiratory Viruses”

Tonya Villafana, Ph.D., MPH, Senior Director, Product Development & Team Leader Infectious Disease, MedImmune

 

Thursday, February 1, 2018

6 to 8 p.m.

COCKTAIL RECEPTION & PROGRAM

Fireside Chat with Maiken Scott, Behavioral Health Reporter, WHYY, asking Philippa Marrack, Ph.D., Chair, Biomedical Research Department and Distinguished Professor, National Jewish Health, about allergies and your immune system

 

Thursday, April 12, 2018

6 to 8 p.m.

DINNER & PROGRAM

Recognizing Outstanding Women In Biomedical Research

HELEN D. KING AWARD CEREMONY

HONOREE: Shirley Tilghman, Ph.D., President Emerita, Princeton University

 

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

6 to 8 p.m.

COCKTAIL RECEPTION & PROGRAM

“Metastasis: How do cancer cells know when and where to travel and how can we stop them?”

Qing Chen, M.D., Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Tumor and Microenvironment and Metastasis Program & Scientific Director, Imaging Facility, The Wistar Institute

 

Past Events

2016-2017 Season

Thursday, June 22, 2017

SUMMER PROGRAM RECEPTION

“Your DNA: What Does It Mean To Have A Genetic Cancer Mutation & How Does That Inform Cancer Therapy?”

Maureen Murphy, Ph.D., Professor and Program Leader, Molecular and Cellular Oncogenesis Program; Associate Vice President for Faculty Affairs; and Associate Director for Education and Career Development, Wistar Cancer Center at The Wistar Institute

 

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Recognizing Outstanding Women In Biomedical Research

HELEN D. KING AWARD CEREMONY

HONOREE: Nancy H. Hopkins, Ph.D., The Amgen, Inc. Professor of Biology Emerita at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Presentation: “Cancer Research and Gender Equity: Stunning Progress, a Long Way to Go

 

Thursday, January 26, 2017

“What Is Aging? An Inside Look At How Cells Change Over Time”

Ashani Weeraratna, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Tumor Microenvironment and Metastasis Program, The Wistar Institute

 

Thursday, October 6, 2016

“Winning Shot: The Past & Future Impact Of Vaccines”

Penny Heaton, M.D., Director of Vaccine Development, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

Stanley A. Plotkin, M.D., Emeritus Professor, The Wistar Institute and University of Pennsylvania; Adjunct Professor, Johns Hopkins University

Paul Offit, M.D., Chief of the Division of Infectious Diseases, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia

Moderated by David Weiner, Ph.D., Executive Vice President of The Wistar Institute, Director of Wistar’s Vaccine Center, and the W.W. Smith Charitable Trust Professor in Cancer Research