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The K12 Paul Calabresi Symposium is an annual event that brings together current and former K12 Scholars to share their experiences and learn from and network with internal and external clinical research leaders.

The Symposium is open to the Sylvester and University of Miami communities. It features a keynote speaker, K12 Scholar presentations, and panels on research, mentorship, and career development.

2023 Sylvester K12 Calabresi Symposium

Friday, March 31, 2023, 12:00 – 4:00pm

12:00 – 1:10pm: Keynote – “Lung Cancer Screening in 2023: What Does the Future Hold?”
Lecia Sequist, M.D., M.P.H. Program Director, Center for Innovation in Early Cancer Detection
Mass General Cancer Center
Landry Professor of Medicine
Harvard Medical School

Dr. Sequist is a former K12 Scholar and current R01-, P50-, and T32-funded physician scientist.
1:20 – 2:55pm: K12 Scholar Presentations
Namrata Chandhok, M.D.
Niche Populations in Myeloid Malignancies  
Janaki Sharma, M.D.
Medical Oncology
Soluble Guanylyl Cyclase (sGC): An Actionable Target in Castrate-Resistant Prostate Cancer
Trent Wang, D.O., M.P.H.
Transplantation & Cellular Therapy
Excursions Through Prognosis, Diagnosis and Treatment of Graft-versus-Host Disease
Katherine Amin, M.D.
Understanding the Effects of Aromatase Inhibitors on the Genitourinary Microbiome in Women with Breast Cancer
Benjamin Diamond, M.D. Hematology Paradigm Shifts in Relapsed/Refractory Multiple Myeloma: Immunotherapeutic Combinations and Treatment-Related Consequences
3:00 – 4:00pm: Physician Scientist Career Development Panel
Eric Mellon, M.D., Ph.D. Associate Professor, Radiation Oncology, University of Miami
Jana Portnow, M.D. Professor, Medical Oncology & Therapeutics, City of Hope Comprehensive Cancer Center
Sonya Reid, M.D., M.P.H. Assistant Professor, Medicine, Vanderbilt University Medical Center
David Wald, M.D., Ph.D. Associate Professor, Pathology, Case Western Reserve University