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Virtual Grand Rounds
Leisha A. Emens, M.D., Ph.D.
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Leisha A. Emens, M.D., Ph.D., is a Professor of Medicine at the UPMC Hillman Cancer Center. She received her MD/PhD in the Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP) at Baylor College of Medicine, and completed postgraduate training at the National Cancer Institute, the University of Texas at Southwestern, and Johns Hopkins University. She joined the faculty at Johns Hopkins University in 2001, where she rose to the rank of Associate Professor of Oncology before joining the UPMC Hillman Cancer Center. She is a medical oncologist focused on breast cancer and is internationally recognized for her work in breast cancer immunotherapy. She developed a vaccine for breast cancer patients, and most recently has played a key role in the development of the anti-PD-L1 agent atezolizumab for triple negative breast cancer and HER2+ breast cancer. Dr. Emens was a member of the FDA Advisory Committee on Cellular, Tissue, and Gene Therapies (CTGTC) 2012-2016. She is an active member of ASCO, AACR, and SITC, and is a member of the Cancer Immunology (CIMM) Steering Committee of the AACR. Dr. Emens currently serves as Vice President of the Society for Immunotherapy of Cancer (SITC), and section editor for Journal for the Immunotherapy of Cancer (JITC). Dr. Emens has received the President’s Award by the YWCA of Greater Baltimore, the Maryland Governor’s Citation, the Sy Holzer Immunotherapy Research Award, and the Stand Up to Cancer Laura Ziskin Prize in Breast Cancer Translational Research.
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Sponsored by Vanderbilt School of Medicine; Department of Medicine. Vanderbilt School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Vanderbilt School of Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.0 <i>AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)<sup>TM</sup></i>. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. It is the policy of Vanderbilt School of Medicine that participants in CME activities be made aware of any affiliation or financial interest that may affect the planner’s involvement and speaker’s presentation(s). Each planner and speaker has completed and signed a conflict of interest statement; these relationships will be disclosed to the audience. This educational activity received no commercial support.
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