Cancer Research Forum Recap

Cancer Research Forum a big success

The Cancer Center’s Cancer Research Forum was attended by over 200 people and students and associates presented 120 posters. This was our inaugural forum and it showcased for the first time all of the cancer research projects on the Chicago, Urbana and Rockford campuses. The Forum was a testament to the variety and quantity of cancer research and the enthusiasm for the University of Illinois Cancer Center that exists on all of the campuses.

Winners Announced

After two poster sessions, the judges made their decisions and awarded $500 each to six individuals for their exceptional posters. They were presented certificates by Jack Kaplan, Chair of the event:

Student Award Recipients


Carolina Soto    Elizabeth Parkinson    Yu Zheng

                  Carolina Soto                                             Elizabeth Parkinson                                             Yu Zheng

Fellow Award Recipients


Dana Felice    Dragona Kopanja    Michael Walsh
                   Dana Felice                                                Dragana Kopanja                                   Michael Walsh

The Day's Proceedings

The day was filled with inspiring activities and speakers


Dr. Ozer greets participants



Keynote Speaker Benita Katzenellenbogen


 Drs. Ozer, Bauman and Peace take part in clinical experience meeting


Students from Urbana lab take part in clinical experience meeting


Drs. Tonetti, Beck and Nitiss listen intently



Pilot Project Presenter Barbara Fiese



Pilot Project Presenter Larisa Nonn


Pilot Project Presenter Kathy Lu


Pilot Project Presenter Neelu Puri


Pilot Project Presenter David Ucker