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University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute to Host Reception Honoring The Pittsburgh Foundation for $2 Million Gift for Endowed Chairs

WHAT: A reception and luncheon recognizing The Pittsburgh Foundation for its generous gift of two $1 million endowed chairs to advance research in cancer and personalized medicine
 
WHO: Clyde B. Jones III, president of the Medical and Health Sciences Foundation and chief development officer of UPMC, will serve as the master of ceremonies. Event speakers include:
 
  • Elsie Hillman, vice chair of the UPCI council
  • Grant Oliphant, president and chief executive officer of The Pittsburgh Foundation
  • Nancy Davidson, M.D., director of UPCI and UPMC CancerCenter
  • Steven Shapiro, M.D., executive vice president and chief medical and scientific officer of UPMC, president of UPMC Physician Services Division
WHERE: Herberman Conference Center, UPMC Shadyside, 5230 Centre Ave.
 
WHEN: 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 6, 2012
 
WHY: The Pittsburgh Foundation has awarded two $1 million gifts to the University of Pittsburgh to establish two endowed chairs supporting groundbreaking cancer research and personalized medicine. The Pittsburgh Foundation Endowed Chair in Innovative Cancer Research and The Pittsburgh Foundation Endowed Chair in Personalized Medicine reflect a long-standing partnership between the Foundation and the University of Pittsburgh and will serve as cornerstones in high-profile, priority areas of research.
 
Media representatives who would like to attend this event should contact Carrie Stevenson at BeckerC@upmc.edu or 412-586-9778 no later than 10 a.m. on Thursday, Sept. 6.

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