Congratulations to Dr Larry Lum on receiving a Launchpad grant from UVA for $125,000 for Bispecific Antibody
Targeted T Regulatory Cells (TREGs) for Type 1 Diabetes.
Congratulations to Drs Christiana Brenin, Patrick Dillon, and Trish Millard for having a case report published this
month. Patrick Dillon, “Radiographically Occult Carcinomatous Spread of Breast Cancer to the Liver: A Challenging
Case,” Case Reports in Oncological Medicine, vol. 2019, Article ID 4935615, 5 pages, 2019.
Congratulations to Nishtha Sodhi, MD for her NBC 29 House Calls segment on valve disease.
Congratulations to Jungeun Kim, PhD, Office for Clinical Research (OCR), UVA Cancer Center on being one of the
top 5 posters in SNO (Society for Neuro-Oncology) 2019 Conference in Phoenix, Arizona. Abstract: “A Phase I Study
Targeting Newly Diagnosed Glioblastoma with anti-CD3 × anti-EGFR Bispecific Antibody Armed T cells (EGFR BATs)
in Combination with Radiation and Temozolomide” Authors: Camilo E. Fadul1, Jungeun Kim2, Archana Thakur3,
Dana Schalk3, Ewa Kubicka3, Benjamin W. Purow1, M. Beatriz Lopes4, David Schiff1, Jessica Kassay-McAllister3,
Joseph Donahue5, Qin Liu6, and Lawrence G. Lum3
1Department of Neurology, Division of Neuro-Oncology, University of Virginia Health System, Charlottesville, VA,
2Office of Clinical Research, School of Medicine, University of Virginia Cancer Center, Charlottesville, VA, 3Bone
Marrow Transplant Program, Division Hematology/Oncology, Department of Medicine, University of Virginia
Cancer Center, Charlottesville, VA, 4Department of Pathology, Divisions of Neuropathology, University of Virginia
Health System, Charlottesville, VA, 5Department of Radiology and Medical Imaging, Division of Neuroradiology,
University of Virginia Health System, Charlottesville, VA, 6 Wistar Institute, Philadelphia, PA.
Congratulations to new Division of Hematology/Oncology fellows who will start in July 2020. Samantha DiBenedetto,
MD, Residency: University of Florida, Medical education: St. George’s University School of Medicine; Eric Pierce,
MD, Residency: University of Virginia, Medical education: The Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University;
and Nicholas Schmidt, MD, Residency: University of Virginia, Medical education: University of South Carolina school
of Medicine. Welcome!
Congratulations to Jennifer Taylor on her 20 years of service with the Division of Hematology/Oncology.