MEET OUR CROSS BORDER HEALTH RESEARCH ASSOCIATE
On October 7, 2013, Caesars Windsor kicked off the WCRG's PASSPORTS campaign with a $25,000 donation. Since then the campaign has been fully funded by support from the University of Windsor's Cross Border Institute and Windsor Regional Hospital. A main goal of this initiative is to establish a cross-border research coordinating office that would work to standardize the cross-border access, transportation and processing of tissue samples. To drive this initiative forward and achieve these goals, we are excited to introduce you to WCRG's Cross Border Health Research Associate, Salma Aljannati, BSc CCRP.
Salma comes to us from Princess Margaret Cancer Centre
where she was a Clinical Data and Regulatory Coordinator within the Department of Medical Oncology and Hematology.
COMMERCIALIZATION RESEARCH ASSOCIATE JOINS OUR TEAM
Thanks to the generous support of the Cross Border Institute, we were able to add a Commercialization Research Associatefrom the University of Windsor as well as a Bachelors of Education. Her new role will focus on advancing the commercialization of cancer-related innovations and products.
|WCRG EXECUTIVE RECOGNIZED BY THE HOSPICE
|Ron and Noella Truant(DAN JANISSE/The Windsor Star)|
Congratulations to WCRG Executive Member Ron Truant
and his wife Noella for being this year's recipients of the Stuart & Marjorie Leschield Award for excellence in fundraising as part of Hospice's
annual volunteer awards. We are fortunate enough to have Ron on the WCRG Executive and Co-Chair of the Governance Committee and Finance & Administration Committee. Congratulations Ron and Noella - the Windsor-Essex community is very lucky to have you! Read more...
2nd BIENNIAL CANCER RESEARCH CONFERENCE
On November 22, 2014
the WCRG will be hosting it's 2nd Biennial Cancer Research Conference at Caesars Windsor. This event will highlight clinical, psycho-social and basic biomedical research going on in Ontario and collaborating centres in the USA. Based on the success of the 2012 event, we anticipate that there will be over 300 participants.
We are very excited to be featuring two world-class keynote speakers:
- Dr. Craig Earle, Program Lead, Health Services Research, Ontario Institute for Cancer Research
- Dr. Ronny Drapkin, Principal Investigator, Medical Oncology, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Registration and Abstract Submission are now open
WCRG's FIRST STRATEGIC PLAN
The WCRG's Executive Committee has approved it's first Strategic Plan. The plan introduces our core values and the 5 strategic directions that will guide our work. We hope you will take a few minutes to review the highlights of this new plan - it can be found on our website