David Largaespada, PhD, Professor with the Department of Pediatrics and Associate Director for Basic Sciences for the Masonic Cancer Center has recently received a generous donation of $1.4 million to revolutionize cancer research. This gift was from Michael Allen, a Lakeville resident, a lifelong friend of Dr. Largaespada, and University of Minnesota graduate.
Anita Randolph, PhD, has been named Director of Community Engagement and Education for the Masonic Institute for the Developing Brain (MIDB). In this new role, Dr. Randolph will help design and co-direct the community engagement and education for MIDB.
A Phase II clinical trial has recently opened and has begun enrolling patients at M Health Fairview University of Minnesota Medical Center. This trial will utilize CRISPR genetic engineering to design a treatment for metastatic gastrointestinal solid tumor cancer.
Rahel Nardos, MD, MCR, and Damien Fair, PA-C, PhD, a married couple with two different medical specialties just joined the University of Minnesota Medical School. Dr. Fair is a Professor in the Division of Clinical Behavioral Neuroscience with the Department of Pediatrics and in the College of Education and Human Development’s Institute of Child Development.
Damien Fair, PA-C, PhD, and Paul Dauenhauer, faculty at the University of Minnesota, have been this year's fellows for the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. Both were awarded “genius grants” for their demonstration or originality and intellectual pursuits in their designated field of study.