UPMC Hillman Cancer Center 2023 Annual Scientific Retreat

Dear UPMC Hillman Cancer Center Members:

We are pleased to invite you to attend the 35th Annual UPMC Hillman Cancer Center Scientific Retreat taking place Tuesday and Wednesday, September 26-27, 2023, at The Assembly, 5051 Centre Avenue.

We look forward to your participation in this wonderful opportunity for all members of Hillman Cancer Center to learn about and contribute to our scientific environment. We especially encourage you to invite your students and fellows, as our trainees are so vital to our future. For questions, please contact Serena Holliday (hollidaysm3@upmc.edu), Retreat Coordinator.

Robert L. Ferris, MD, PhD
Director, UPMC Hillman Cancer Center

Lan Coffman, MD, PhD, Yi-Nan Gong, PhD, Teresa Hagen Thomas, PhD, RN
Retreat Planning Committee Co-Chairs


Abstract Book

Abstract Submission

Retreat Registration


Ronald B. Herberman, MD, Lectureship
George Coukos, MD, PhD
Director, Department of Oncology UNIL CHUV
Chief, Service of Immuno-oncology CHUV
Lausanne University Hospital (CHUV) & University of Lausanne (UNIL)
Director, Lausanne Branch
Ludwig Institute for Cancer Research

Maryann Donovan, PhD, MPH, Lectureship
Christine E. Kasper, PhD, RN, FAAN, FASCM
Dean and Professor
University of Pittsburgh School of Nursing

Hillman Outstanding Research Mentor Award

Mentors play a hugely important role in guiding and supporting successful oncology research careers. Beginning this year, Hillman will recognize the critical role of research mentorship with an annual outstanding research mentor award. This is an opportunity to recognize a Hillman faculty member who has made a difference in your career.

See criteria and fill out the nomination form here.

Emerging Scholar Award

The UPMC Hillman Cancer Center Emerging Scholar Award recognizes outstanding, novel, and significant cancer research that has led to important contributions to the fields of basic cancer research, translational cancer research, cancer diagnosis, prevention of cancer, and cancer treatment. One winner will be chosen in each of three categories, as appropriate.

See criteria and fill out the nomination form here.