Abramson Cancer Center Population Science Research Seminar Series

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The Population Science Research Seminar Series is designed to offer state-of-the-art knowledge on advances in oncological research and care, including new clinical and laboratory investigations, techniques, and practices, as well as to facilitate new initiatives in translational and clinical research in oncology at Penn Medicine. The seminars are held monthly at various locations at Penn.

Presented by the Abramson Cancer Center, this interdisciplinary seminar series provides a venue for basic-science and clinical faculty to hear about cutting-edge work in all areas of cancer. The series features invited speakers on various relevant subjects, and Penn Medicine faculty with expertise in selected topics related to cancer. Speakers in our series represent the major research programs at Penn Medicine’s Abramson Cancer Center, CHOP and the Perelman School of Medicine.

The series is sponsored by the Abramson Cancer Center, Penn Medicine, Community Engagement and Research Core, ITMAT and the UPenn Prevention Research Center.

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Speakers, dates, and locations:


Thursday, January 17th, 2019 – Room 1319 Blockley Hall
Robert Krouse, MD, Surgery Chief, CMCVAMC

Ostomy Telehealth Self-Management Training for Cancer Survivors


Thursday, February 7, 2019, at noon – 1pm
Andrew Strasser, PhD, Associate Professor, Perelman School of Medicine

Utilizing Biobehavioral Research to Inform Regulatory Science and Improve Public health


Thursday, March 7, 2019, at noon – 1pm
Jie Deng, PhD, RN, OCN, Associate Professor, School of Nursing

Advancing Lymphedema Research in Individuals with Head and Neck Cancer


Thursday, April 4, 2019, at noon – 1pm
Katharine A. Rendle, PhD, MSW, MPH, Assistant Professor of Family Medicine & Community Health

Change, Resistance, and Adaptation: Multilevel Approaches to Cancer Prevention


Thursday, May 2, 2019, at noon – 1pm
Kara N. Maxwell, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor of Medicine and Genetics

Gene-Environmental Interactions in Breast and Prostate Cancer Risk


Thursday, June 6, 2019, at noon – 1pm
Sean Hennessy, PharmD, PhD, Professor of Biostatistics, Epidemiology and Informatics

The new trend-in-trend research design for studying the effects of exposures with marked time-trends