Community of Scholars Seminar Series 2021

The goal of the Community of Scholars (COS) Seminar Series is to provide an opportunity for attendees to learn about topics addressing health disparities and clinical and translational research, which are central components of our Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA). Attendees from all disciplines including medicine, nursing, dentistry, public health, and pharmacy are invited to attend.

Upcoming Seminars

Implications of Tumor Heterogeneity in Bladder Cancer on Immunotherapy

David Degraff, PhD.

David DeGraff, PhD

Assistant Professor
Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Division of Experimental Pathology
Assistant Professor
Department of Urology
Assistant Professor
Department of Surgery
Pennsylvania State University 

November 16, 2021 1:00 - 2:00 PM

In this seminar, David DeGraff, PhD will discuss the Implications of Tumor Heterogeneity in Bladder Cancer on Immunotherapy. As cancers arise from the bladder urothelium often exhibit lineage plasticity with regions of urothelial carcinoma adjacent to or admixed with regions of divergent histomorphology. In addition to the fact that divergent histomorphology is associated with reduced response to systemic immunotherapy. In this presentation, Dr. DeGraff will discuss the integrated genomic analyses of mixed histology bladder cancers to identify drivers of tumor heterogeneity. Furthermore, Dr. DeGraff will show how these mechanisms possibly contribute to immunotherapy resistance. 

Past Seminars

September 27, 2021

Stephanie C. Hicks, PhD.
Stephanie C. Hicks, PhD

Assistant Professor, Department of Biostatistics, Johns Hopkins School of Public Health

"Finding My Path to Genomic Data Science in Academia"

May 18,2021

Suzanne Conzen.
Suzanne Conzen, MD

Professor, Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Hematology and Oncology, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

"Stress Hormone Signaling in Cancer Biology: From Chromatin to Community"