Location: Hershey, PA
Connection to Four Diamonds: Chief, Division of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology, Penn State Children's Hospital; Christopher Millard Endowed Chair in Pediatric Oncology Research
Years of Involvement: 1986-2000, 2004-present
How are/were you involved with Four Diamonds and THON?
Four Diamonds Advisory Board; tours, talks with students; THON attendee; patient care, research (holder of an endowed research Chair).
Why is the partnership between Four Diamonds and THON important?
Four Diamonds and THON are an essential source of support for the division, allowing us to provide pediatric oncology patients with world-class care, the latest treatments and outstanding support. We're also able to conduct strong and innovative basic, translational and clinical research.
What is your favorite memory?
My favorite THON memory is being at THON, standing in an upper row at the Bryce Jordan Center and feeling the enthusiasm, excitement, energy and the love.
What is your dream for Four Diamonds and THON over the next 40 years?
To have a cure for every child with cancer, and to be able to target treatment in ways to significantly reduce side effects.