John Fineran | June 9, 2015
Around the Mike and Josie Harper Cancer Research Institute on the campus of the University of Notre Dame, there is this basic belief: Teamwork can make a dream work.
If you’re bringing your silo mentality to the workshop, you’d best leave it at the door. Or to put it in terms people can appreciate at Notre Dame – you need to share the football to get it into the end zone.
Since its inaugural year in 2012, the Harper Cancer Research Institute (HCRI) invites all members from the Notre Dame and Indiana University School of Medicine- South Bend community to gather together and share their work. This spring, HCRI celebrated its 4th annual Research Day-- and it was bigger and better than ever. The Morris Inn Ballroom was packed full during the poster session, which consisted of not only the 91 poster presenters from 30 different laboratories, but also those from the community who are interested in cancer research. Following the poster session, all were invited to McKenna Hall to tune into oral presentations, a discussion of career opportunities led by a panel from Eli Lilly and Co. and Keynote by Lynn Matrisian, Vice President for Research and Medical Affairs at Pancreatic Action Network. It truly was a day to collaborate and learn about the research being conducted on campus.