Program Agenda

8:00 – 8:30 AM Registration and Breakfast
8:30 – 8:35 AM Welcome & Opening Remarks
8:35 – 9:15 AM Dr. Kevin Williams
North Carolina Central University-Biomanufacturing Research Institute & Technology Enterprise, NC
“Targeting the Hedgehog Pathway in Development and Cancer: Pharmacological Modulation”
9:15 – 9:30 AM Student-Short Presentation
9:30 – 9:55 AM Dr. Madeline Torres Lugo
University of Puerto Rico, Mayagüez, PR
“HSP70 inhibition synergistically enhances the effects of magnetic fluid hyperthermia in ovarian cancer”
9:55 – 11:25 AM Coffee Break / Student, Post-doc/Fellows & Faculty
Poster Presentations
11:25 – 12:05 PM Dr. Daniel Sullivan
Moffitt Cancer Center, Tampa, FL
12:05 – 1:05 PM Lunch
1:05 – 1:50 PM  Dr. Gayathri Devi
Duke University Medical Center and Duke Cancer Institute, NC
“Inflammatory Breast Cancer: Unique Disease Biology, Drug Discovery Models and Mechanisms”
1:50 – 2:15 PM  Dr. Kosmas Kretsos
Puerto Rico Consortium for Clinical Investigations, San Juan, PR
2:15 – 2:40 PM Dr. Jaime Matta
Ponce Health Sciences University, Ponce, PR
2:40 – 2:55 PM Student – Short Presentation
2:55 – 3:10 PM Coffee Break
3:10 – 3:50 PM Interactive Panel Drs and Cancer Patients
3:50 – 4:05 PM Student – Short Presentation
4:05 – 4:30 PM Dr. Linette Castillo
Universidad Central del Caribe, School of Medicine, Bayamón, PR
“Novel Targeted Therapeutics for Metastatic Breast Cancer”
4:30 – 5:00 PM Poster Presentation Awards / Evaluation / Closing Remarks