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Kimmel’s New Director

Prostate cancer specialist William G. Nelson has been selected to lead the Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center at Johns Hopkins. A School of Medicine faculty member since 1992, Nelson is considered a national leader in translational cancer research. With his team of Hopkins colleagues, he discovered the most common genome alteration in prostate cancer. The discovery led to new diagnostic tests for the disease and has fueled interest in new drug discovery and treatments, now in place at Hopkins. Before being named director, Nelson served as associate director for translational research and co-director of the Prostate Cancer Program. He earned his medical degree and Ph.D. at Hopkins in 1987. Nelson’s appointment will become official at a ceremony in the Weinberg lobby on Dec. 5 at 3 p.m. The new Hackerman-Patz Family Pavilion will also be dedicated at the event. All are welcome to attend.

MLK Festivities

Every January, an institution-wide event celebrates the late Martin Luther King Jr. and his legacy. The 27th annual commemoration will take place on Jan. 16 on the East Baltimore campus, Turner Auditorium, beginning at noon. Guest speakers are Congressman Elijah Cummings, who played a pivotal role in building support for President-elect Barack Obama, and Emmy award-winning actress Lynn Whitfield, most famous for portraying the late dancer/performer Josephine Baker. Capping the event will be community service awards for employees. There will also be a salute to Obama. Details:



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