Awards and Honors 2004

Fox Chase Cancer Center
Received: Magnet Nursing Award in Recognition of Excellence in Nursing Service from the American Nurses Association

Fox Chase Cancer Center Institutional Review Board and Program Staff
Received full accreditation from the Association for the Accreditation of Human Research Protections Programs (AAHRPP)

Agnes B. Baffoe-Bonnie, MD, PhD
Member of the Ethical, Legal, and Social Issues (ELSI) Committee of the International Genetic Epidemiology Society (IGES)

Baruch S. Blumberg, MD, PhD
Member of the Honorary Board of the International Raoul Wallenberg Foundation and the Angelo Rancalli International Committee Gave Valeas Lecture at the IV National Meeting of the Italian Society for Pediatric Allergy and Immunology, Florence, Italy
Elected: Vice President of the American Philosophical Society, Philadelphia, PA
Invited speaker: "The Forum of Nobel Laureates," Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou, People's Republic of China

Deborah Watkins Bruner, RN, PhD
Named: Vice-Chair of RTOG
Received: Oncology Nursing Society/Varian Nursing Award for Excellence in Radiation Oncology
Panel Presenter and Co-Moderator: American Society of Therapeutic Radiation and Oncology (ASTRO), 46th Annual Meeting, "Sexual Function After Pelvic Radiation Therapy," Atlanta, GA
Keynote Address: State of the Science Summit II for Pediatric Oncology Nursing Research, "Nursing Research Contributions to the Adult Cooperative Groups," Bethesda, MD

Denise C. Connolly, PhD
Invited Speaker: Gynecologic Cancer Models: Mouse Models of Human Cancer Consortium, San Juan, Puerto Rico; Institut du cancer de Montr?al and Center de recherche CHUM, Montreal, Quebec, Canada; 5th Biennial Ovarian Cancer Research Symposium: Emerging Controversies in Ovarian Cancer Research and Treatment, (Session Chair: Experimental Therapeutics and Ovarian Cancer Modeling), Seattle, WA; 10th Biennial Meeting of the International Gynecologic Cancer Society, Edinburgh, Scotland

Edna Cukierman, PhD
Received: the only 2004 American Association of Cancer Research (AACR-Pennsylvania Department of Health Career Development Award in Basic Cancer Research); The National Pancreas Foundation Award

Mary B. Daly, MD, PhD
Received: 2004 Cancer Control Award from the American Cancer Society, Southeast Region, Pennsylvania Division; 2004 Certificate of Honor from the Temple University General Alumni Association

Antonio Di Cristofano, PhD
Invited Speaker: Gynecologic Cancer Models Meeting, San Juan, Puerto Rico

Richard E. Greenberg, MD
Appointed: Surgical Director, American Russian Cancer Alliance

Vincent Guacci, PhD
Invited Lecture: "Pds5p and Top2p Contribute to Mitotic Chromosome Structure in Different Ways," Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics, University of Virginia Medical Center, Charlottesville, VA; "Is the Role of Pds5p in Sister Chromatid Cohesion Restricted to Cohesion Maintenance or Does it Play a role in Establishment?" - Department of Medical Genetics and Microbiology, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada
Awarded: The Hedda L. Komins Fund for Breast Cancer Research and Prevention

Elizabeth Petri Henske, MD
Elected to the American Society for Clinical Investigation (ASCI)

Eileen K. Jaffe, PhD
Invited Lectures: University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia PA; University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE; University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH; Case Western University, Cleveland, OH; University of California, Los Angeles, CA; Gordon Research Conference on Chemistry and Biology of Tetrapyrroles, Newport, RI; International Agency for Research on Cancer, Working Group on Lead and Lead Compounds, Lyon, France

Alfred G. Knudson Jr., MD, PhD
Awarded: 2004 Kyoto Prize in Basic Sciences, which is considered among the world's leading awards for lifetime achievement Outstanding Scientific Contributions: The editors of Genes, Chromosomes, & Cancer devoted an entire issue of their journal to Alfred G. Knudson. This is the first time that an issue of the journal has been devoted to the work of a single individual. More
Received: Reimann Award from Fox Chase Cancer Center; the 11th recipient of Fox Chase's Reimann Honor Award
Guest of Honor: XI International Congress of Ocular Oncology, Hyderabad, India

Sharon L. Manne, PhD
Invited Lecturer/Speaker: Psychotherapy in Psycho-Oncology: Do we make the grade? - Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY

George D. Markham, PhD
Invited Speaker and Session Chair: FASEB Conference on S-adenosylmethionine, Saxtons River, VT

Agnes Masny, RN, MPH, CRNP
Received: Oncology Nursing Society Mary Nowotny Award for Excellence in Nursing Education

Suzanne M. Miller, PhD
Invited Member: The National Quality Forum, Symptom Management/End-of-Life Care Technical Panel; NCI Office of Cancer Information Service Advisory Panel on Strategic Direction for the CIS Research Program; Evaluation Group, National Cancer Institute Behavioral Research in Cancer Control Small Grants Program Invited Visiting Distinguished Professor: Japanese Foundation for Aging and Health Care, Japan
Invited Speaker: Mental Support for Patients with Cancer, University of Mie, Kobe, Japan; The Second Annual Lynne Cohen Foundation Symposium on Women's Cancer: Defining the Roles of Genetics and the Environment; Invited Presentation: "Factors/Issues in Clinical Decision Making," New York, NY
Chair: Cancer Special Interest Group, Society of Behavioral Medicine

Monica Morrow, MD
Invited Lecturer: R.L. Payne Memorial Lecture, Eastern Virginia Medical School, Norfolk, VA; John H. Davis Lecture, University of Vermont, Burlington, VT

Maureen E. Murphy, PhD
Invited Speaker: 12th International p53 Workshop, Dunedin, New Zealand

Arthur S. Patchefsky, MD
President-Elect of the International Society of Breast Pathology

Jeffrey R. Peterson, PhD
Invited Speaker: Annual meeting of the European Life Science Organization, Nice, France

John A. Ridge, MD, PhD
Elected: Secretary, American Head & Neck Society
Invited Speaker: Joseph Attie Lecture, Northshore Hospital, Great Neck, NY

Irwin A. Rose, PhD
Awarded: 2004 Nobel Prize in Chemistry

Irma H. Russo, MD
Invited Speaker: Timing of Dietary Exposures and Breast Cancer Risk Workshop, Lombardi Cancer Center, Georgetown University, Washington, DC; Mini-Symposium, Pregnancy and Breast Cancer Risk, Society for Gynecologic Investigation (SGI) Annual Meeting, Houston, TX

Jose Russo, MD
Invited Speaker: "Molecular Basis of Breast Cancer Prevention," Institute of Pathology and Immunology (IPATIMU) Porto, Portugal; "Recent Advances and Future Directions in Endocrine Manipulation of Breast Cancer," Fourth International Conference, Cambridge, MA; "An Update in the Role of Estrogen as a Carcinogenic Agent in Human Breast Epithelial Cells," NIC-Focus Group on Estrogen Carcinogenesis, Washington, DC

Christoph Seeger, PhD
Awarded the distinction of Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science

Elin R. Sigurdson, MD, PhD
Member: Data Monitoring Committee, RTOG; Program Committee, GI Section, ASCO

Anna Marie Skalka, PhD
Invited Speaker: 30th Steenbock Symposium, University of Wisconsin Keynote Speaker: Expand Your Horizons Mini-Conference, supported by the American Chemical Society, Association for Women in Science, and the American Association of University Women, Chestnut Hill College, Philadelphia, PA
Member: Defense Science Board Task Force/Summer Study, Technologies for the Future

John M. Taylor, PhD
Plenary Speaker: Annual Meeting of Society for General Microbiology, University of Bath, England
Invited Speaker: Rockefeller University, New York, NY

Joseph R. Testa, PhD
Invited Speaker/Session Chairperson: VII Meeting of the International Mesothelioma Interest Group, Brescia, Italy

David L. Wiest, PhD
Invited Lectures: 2004 Experimental Immunology Branch Seminars, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD; Immunology Seminar Series, National Institute of Aging, Baltimore, MD; 2004 ThymUS Conference, Signaling and Selection Section, San Juan, Puerto Rico

Nancy Young, MD
Elected to the Executive Board of the American Society of Cytopathology by the ASC membership

Robert C. Young, MD
Received: The 2004 Distinguished Service Award for Scientific Leadership at the 2004 Annual Meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) in New Orleans, LA

Kenneth S. Zaret, PhD
Awardee of Mathers Charitable Foundation
Member: National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) Strategic Planning Committee for Liver Research (10-year term) Invited Speaker: Keystone Symposium on Signaling in Developmental Biology, Sante Fe, NM; 2nd Canadian Developmental Biology Symposium, Banff, Canada
Keynote Lecture: Liver Center Retreat, University of California, San Francisco, CA