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18th Annual Allen and Lee-Hwa Chao Lectureship in Cancer Research in Honor of H. H. Chao

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Douglas Lowy, MD

Deputy Director, National Cancer Institute
National Institutes of Health

Community Lecture

Basic and applied research in the global control of cervical cancer”

6:00 p.m., Tuesday, February 20, 2018
Pre-lecture reception at 5:00 p.m.
The Arnold & Mabel Beckman Center of the National Academies of Sciences & Engineering (map)
100 Academy Drive, Irvine, CA 92617

RSVP for the Community Lecture to Tori Bernatz at tori.bernatz@uci.edu or 714-456-3729 by Thursday, February 15, 2018

Scientific Lecture

Preventing HPV-associated cancers by HPV vaccination: doing more with less”

11:00 a.m., Wednesday, February 21, 2018
Reception to follow
Calit2 Auditorium (map)
4100 Calit2 Building, Irvine, CA 92697

Click here to RSVP for the Scientific Lecture by Friday, February 16, 2018

About the Speaker

A cancer researcher for more than 40 years, Dr. Lowy received the National Medal of Technology and Innovation from President Obama in 2014 for his research that led to the development of the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine. As chief of the Laboratory of Cellular Oncology in the Center for Cancer Research at NCI, Lowy’s research includes the biology of papillomaviruses and the regulation of normal and neoplastic growth. His laboratory, in close collaboration with John T. Schiller, Ph.D., was involved in the initial development, characterization, and clinical testing of the preventive virus-like particle-based HPV vaccines that are now used in the three U.S. Food and Drug Administration-approved HPV vaccines.

Dr. Lowy is a member of the National Academy of Sciences (NAS), as well as the Institute of Medicine of the NAS. For their pioneering work, Lowy and Schiller have received numerous honors in addition to the National Medal, including the Federal Employee of the Year Award in 2007 from the Partnership for Public Service, the 2011 Albert B. Sabin Gold Medal Award, and the 2017 Lasker~DeBakey Clinical Medical Research Award.

Lowy received his medical degree from New York University School of Medicine, New York City, and trained in internal medicine at Stanford University, California, and dermatology at Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut.

About the Allen and Lee-Hwa Chao Lectureship in Cancer Research in Honor of H. H. Chao

The Allen and Lee-Hwa Chao Lectureship in Cancer Research was established in 1999 with a gift from Allen Chao and his wife Lee-Hwa Chao. The Chao family has been generous contributors to UC Irvine and the Cancer Center over the years, with three generations of Chaos giving nearly $30 million to the campus. The cancer center is named in the family's honor.

The lecture series is named in honor of the Chao family patriarch, the late H. H. Chao and provides a forum to share and discuss topics related to cancer research, prevention and treatment. Each year the lectureship hosts an internationally renowned leader in cancer research, who delivers a technical colloquium in addition to a public lecture. Both lectures are free and open to the public. Past Lecturers »