There was a packed house in the Mary Babb Randolph Cancer Center Atrium last Wednesday where several WVU Medicine and Cancer Institute faculty and staff and others gathered to join the Cancer Institute in honoring Dr. Richard Goldberg as the Laurence S. and Jean J. DeLynn Chair of Oncology.
WVU Cancer Institute Deputy Director and Senior Associate Vice President for Research and Graduate Education Laura Gibson called the event an opportunity to celebrate Dr. Goldberg joining WVU and his leadership for moving the Cancer Institute forward. Vice President and Executive Dean for Health Sciences Clay Marsh presented Dr. Goldberg a personalized captain’s chair in honor of his appointment as an endowed chair.
“He’s an eminent scholar, has gotten a lot of grant funding, opened two cancer centers, is an expert clinician, and has a great heart," Marsh said. “I can think of no finer leader to sit in this chair and to help build WVU’s Cancer Program for us and the state of West Virginia.”
Dr. Marsh also thanked Tea Time attendees for the work they do to help people and impact lives.
“There’s a sense of community and a sense of momentum at WVU,” Goldberg said. “We’ll accomplish great things together, and it is an honor for me to be here.”
His wife Lynda extended her appreciation. “We’ve been very welcomed and everyone has been loving and kind,” she said.
Dr. Martinez presents research at Gottingen University-Max Planck Institutes in Germany, collaborations with Cancer Institute to follow
WVU Cancer Institute’s Dr. Ivan Martinez and his lab will engage in collaborative research with their colleagues at The German Primate Center, part of the Gottingen University-Max Planck Institutes in Germany, later this year.
WVU Cancer Institute and WVU Medicine faculty, staff and students are gearing up for the 2018 American Cancer Society Monongalia County Relay For Life in June. During a Relay rally this past Friday in the Cancer Center Atrium, Cancer Institute Director Rich Goldberg, MD, told rally participants that the Cancer Institute has had a great relationship with the American Cancer Society over the years. “The ACS has provided services to our patients and funding to support our cancer research,” Dr. Goldberg said. He urged rally participants to join him in walking around the track at the Relay on June 8-9 at Westwood Middle School in Morgantown and asked that they recruit others to participate. Mary Lough of the ACS presented Dr. Goldberg a crystal award for the Cancer Institute’s presenting sponsorship of last year’s Relay. Roger Williams and Lisa Keller of the inpatient pharmacy at Ruby Memorial received a ruby slippers award from Relay For Life Event Ambassador Dave Staten. Their Ruby Slippers team raised $5,000 for the 2017 Relay, the most raised by any Relay team in Monongalia County.