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Training in Brain Tumor Research Seminars presents Raymond Sawaya, M.D.

Training in Brain Tumor Research Seminars presents Raymond Sawaya, M.D.





The Brain Tumor Program offers excellent training in brain tumor research by opening its doors to national and international scientist at various levels of their education. Our laboratories enjoy the intellectual inputs of Graduate Students, Postdoctoral Fellows, and Summer Students (High school and Pre-Graduate Students).
As part of this training, and besides the opportunities that MDACC is offering to research trainees, the Brain Tumor Program specifically established an educational course named Training in Brain Tumor Research. This is a two-year course offered in a weekly basis to all trainees in the Brain Tumor Program and encompasses two components:
1. Top lectures in brain tumors from experts in fundamentals and hot topics areas in brain tumors, such as clinical aspects, neurodevelopment, and neuropsychology. These lectures are informative and encouraging our trainees to keep moving towards our common goal.
2. Presentations from the trainees -current project or published data. These seminars are conductive to the development of outstanding communication skills and establishment of networking. Trainees receive pre-presentation and some constructive criticisms during their seminars. This platform has been used, per instance, to present the Caroline Ross endorsed awards and to rehearse Ph.D. thesis defenses.
The Training in Brain Tumor Program has an average audience of more than 50 people from different areas of research, such as Neuro-Oncology, Neurosurgery, Pathology, Radiation Oncology, Pediatrics, Melanoma, and Neuropsychology.
Candelaria Gomez-Manzano, MD, Assistant Professor, Neuro-Oncology
Suyun Huang, MD, PhD, Associate Professor, Neurosurgery
Administration Support:
Maria Cruz-Hernandez, BA, Neuro-Oncology
Wendy Williams, BA, Neurosurgery

Date: 4/22/13, 12pm to 1pm
Time: 4/22/13, 12pm to 1pm
Location: BSRB - Conference Room (S5.8004 A/B)
Directions: 6767 Bertner St., Rm S5.8004 A/B Houston, TX 77030
Format: Lecture
Speaker: Raymond Sawaya, M.D.
Speaker Bio: Raymond Sawaya, MD Dr. Raymond Sawaya has been a Professor and Chairman of the Department of Neurosurgery at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas since the department was established in 1990. He is also the Director of the Brain Tumor Center at MD Anderson and in 2005 assumed the position of Professor and Chairman of the Department of Neurosurgery at Baylor College of Medicine. He has received various awards, including the Joseph P. Evans Award in Neurosurgery at the University of Cincinnati and the Anne C. Brooks & Anthony D. Bullock, III Distinguished Chair in Neurosurgery at MD Anderson. He is a former President of the Houston Neurological Society and the past Chairman of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons/Congress of Neurological Surgeons Section on Tumors. Dr. Sawaya served as the President of the American Radium Society during 2009-2010. Dr. Sawaya is a member of the editorial board of numerous medical journals. He is frequently requested as a national and international lecturer. He has published more the 200 manuscripts in peer-reviewed journals, has authored over 40 book chapters, and written and edited 11 books. Dr. Sawaya is a noted leader in the field of Neurosurgery with particular expertise in primary and metastatic brain tumors, third ventricle, brain stem and pineal region tumors. He is also renowned for his great strides in enhancing the accessibility and safety of brain tumor surgery.
Sponsor: Brain Tumor Program
Contact: Maria L. Cruz-Hernandez, B.A. - (713) 834-6219 -
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