Early Detection and ACED International Webinar: Professor Olivera Finn, Pitt Med

Date: Thursday 21 October 2021
Time: 16:00 - 17:00 London; 08:00-09:00 PDT.
Venue: Virtually via Zoom. Register here to receive Zoom link.

For the ninth talk in our ongoing series of international webinars in Early Detection, organised in conjunction with ACED, we are delighted to welcome Olivera Finn, Chair and Professor, Department of Immunology, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. Professor Finn will speak on: Early detection of cancer by the immune system.

All registered attendees will be sent a Zoom link in advance of the event.

About the Speaker

Dr. Finn is University of Pittsburgh Distinguished Professor of Immunology and Surgery. After receiving her PhD in Medical Microbiology at Stanford University in 1980 and completing her postdoctoral training in Immuno-oncology there in 1982, Dr. Finn started her research at Duke University and in 1991 moved to the University of Pittsburgh.

She gained prominence through her basic and applied research on tumor antigens and cancer vaccines. She has served and currently serves on NCI study sections and was a member of the NCI Board of Scientific Councillors.

Dr. Finn is member of the American Association of Immunologists where she served as President in 2007/2008. She served two terms as Councillor of the International Union of Immunology Societies (IUIS) and as Chair of the IUIS Committee on Gender Equality and Career Development. She is a member of the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) and the Society for Immunotherapy of Cancer (SITC).

Dr. Finn has received numerous awards including the AAI Life Time Achievement Award (2016), the NCI Outstanding Investigator Award (2016), the AACR CIR Lloyd Old Cancer Immunology Prize (2017) and SITC Richard Smalley Award (2019). In 2019 she was inducted into the inaugural class of AAI Distinguished Fellows.

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