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Fordham University Science Council Hosts Notable Cancer Researcher

Contact: Joanna Klimaski
(212) 636-7175

Ronald DePinho, M.D., FCRH '77
Photo courtesy of MD Anderson
Cancer Center
The Fordham University Science Council will feature Fordham graduate and notable cancer researcher Ronald DePinho, M.D., at its upcoming fall lecture.

“Conquering Cancer”
Wednesday, Sept. 19
6 p.m.
The University Club | 1 West 54th Street, New York, N.Y.

DePinho, FCRH ’77, is an internationally recognized cancer researcher who specializes in aging and age-related degenerative disorders. Since September 2011, he has served as president of the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, a Houston-based institution devoted to cancer patient care, research, education, and prevention.

A Bronx native, DePinho was the 1977 Fordham salutatorian, received a medical degree in microbiology and immunology from Albert Einstein College of Medicine in 1981, and completed his internship and residency in internal medicine at Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center.

He spent 14 years at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Harvard Medical School in Boston and was founding director of the Belfer Institute for Applied Cancer Science at Dana-Farber. He also served as professor of genetics in Harvard’s Department of Medicine.

The Fordham University Science Council, which comprises alumni and friends of the University, promotes science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) initiatives at Fordham by supporting both science students and faculty in their careers and research. Council members provide students with mentoring and advising and help provide opportunities for assistantships and internships.

The Council also hosts lectures and other events throughout the year that are free and open to the public.

For more information about the upcoming lecture, contact or (212) 636-6574.

Founded in 1841, Fordham is the Jesuit University of New York, offering exceptional education distinguished by the Jesuit tradition to more than 15,100 students in its four undergraduate colleges and its six graduate and professional schools. It has residential campuses in the Bronx and Manhattan, a campus in West Harrison, N.Y., the Louis Calder Center Biological Field Station in Armonk, N.Y., and the London Centre at Heythrop College in the United Kingdom.

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