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University of Vermont Cancer Center ~ 2015 Annual Report

Gary Stein, Ph.D., Director

In the last year, University of Vermont Cancer Center accomplishments drew on the talents of faculty and staff across nearly every academic and clinical department at the UVM College of Medicine and UVM Medical Center, as well as across the University of Vermont and partnering institutions. The Center has grown in the last year from 125 members to just over 150 members — an interdisciplinary team working together to advance cancer research, education and patient care.

Extramural funding awarded to members exceeded $25 million. The UVM Cancer Center also earned a prestigious American Cancer Society Research Grant (IRG) in 2015. With less than 10 percent of applications funded nationally, the grant is a notable recognition of the unique, team-science approach to cancer research happening at UVM.

Investments in infrastructure and administrative services include the recruitment of new administrative director Kate Webster, BA, CRA; a major restructuring of the clinical research and clinical trials enterprise aimed at meeting expectations of the National Cancer Institute; and growth of technology services such as a renewed Biobank Core Facility.

New clinical faculty were successfully recruited across many areas. In addition, UVM Cancer Center Deputy Director Claire Verschraegen, M.D., was selected as clinical director for the new Cancer Service Line.

Expanded educational programming included the initiation of an annual Men’s Health and Cancer Conference, which builds on nearly 20 years of success for the annual Women’s Health and Breast Cancer Conference. A new community advisory board was also recruited to build awareness and support.

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