The Ann Belsky Moranis Memorial Lecture


January 27, 2010
Farkas Auditorium
NYU Langone Medical Center

Grand Rounds-Department of Medicine
Martin Blaser, MD
Chair, Department of Medicine

2010 Ann Belsky Moranis Memorial Lecture

Carlos L. Arteaga, MD
Carlos L. Arteaga obtained his MD degree with honors in 1980 at the University of Guayaquil in Guayaquil, Ecuador. He trained in Internal Medicine and Medical Oncology at Emory University (Atlanta, GA) and the University of Texas Health Sciences Center in San Antonio, TX, respectively. He joined the Vanderbilt faculty in 1989 where he now holds the Donna S. Hall Chair in Breast Cancer Research and is Professor of Medicine and Cancer Biology and member of the Division of Hematology-Oncology in the Department of Medicine.

Dr. Arteaga serves as Director of the Breast Cancer Research Program of the Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center (VICC). His funded research focuses on the role of signaling by growth factor receptors and oncogenes in the progression of breast tumor cells as well as the development of molecular therapeutics in breast cancer. He is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in Internal Medicine and in Medical Oncology.

In 1998 he was elected into the American Society of Clinical Investigation (ASCI) and in 2005 into the Association of American Physicians (AAP). He serves (or has served) as member of the NCI Parent Committee for Review of Cancer Centers (Subcommittee A; 2004-2008), the Board of Scientific Advisors of the National Cancer Institute (1999-2004), the Breast Cancer Core Committee of the Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group (ECOG), and the Board of Directors of the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR; 2004-2007). He co-chaired the Developmental Therapeutics Committee of ECOG and chaired the Special Conferences Committee of the AACR (2002-2008).Arteaga is the recipient of the 2003 AACR Richard & Hinda Rosenthal Award and more recently received the 2007-2012 ACS Clinical Research Professorship Award and the 2009 Gianni Bonadonna Award from the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO). He has chaired the AACR Special Conference Advances in Breast Cancer Research in 2003, 2005, 2007, and 2009.

He is Deputy Editor of Clinical Cancer Research and Associate Editor or member of the Editorial Board of Cancer Cell, the Journal of Mammary Gland Biology & Neoplasia, Breast Cancer Research, Molecular Cancer Therapeutics, Journal of Clinical Oncology (past), Clinical Proteomics, and Cancer Biology & Therapy.

The Ann Belsky Moranis Memorial Fund

The Ann Belsky Moranis Memorial Fund commemorates a 35-year-old mother of two young children, whose life was dedicated to creativity, compassion and affirming the power and goodness of the human spirit.

Ann Belsky Moranis was a fine artist in design, a photographer and an accomplished makeup artist working in theater and television. Ann was a loving wife, mother, daughter and sister - a dear friend who touched us all.
This annual lectureship and visiting professorship will honor those qualities of creativity and caring that Ann embodied during her short lifetime. By supporting continued research, education and patient care, the Ann Belsky Moranis Memorial Fund will contribute to progress in the struggle against the disease that took her life - and may help prevent others from dying before their time.

Prior Awardees

The Ann Belsky Moranis Visiting Professorship and Lectureship (1992-present)

Marc E. Lippman, MD
Larry Norton, MD
Kent Osborne, MD
Allen S. Lichter, MD
Michael S. O'Reilly, PhD
Mary-Claire King, PhD
Bernard Fisher, MD
Steven Shak, MD
Susan Fuqua, PhD
Nina Bhardwaj, MD, PhD
Robert Schneider, PhD
Daniel Hayes, MD
Silvia Formenti, MD
Norman Wolmark, MD
Lisa A. Carey, MD
Jose Baselga, MD

Selection Committee:

William L. Carroll, MD
James L. Speyer, MD
Matthew Harris, MD
Franco Muggia, MD 

Media Inquiries:
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NYU Langone Medical Center
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Saturday, January 23, 2010