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Stacey goes stateside

6 March 2014

We're both extremely proud and sad to announce that Dr Stacey Coleman, whose PhD we funded at Barts Cancer Institute, has secured a 3-year position in the laboratory of Dr Andrew Rhim, at the University of Michigan, USA.

We are, however, pleased to report that Stacey (29) will continue to focus on pancreatic cancer and in particular the tumour environment, as she has done in the research team of Hemant Kocher at Barts.  Dr Rhim is Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine, specialising in pancreatic cancer risk assessment, surveillance and prevention in higher risk populations. In Dr Rhim’s lab, Stacey will also have the opportunity of working closely with Dr Rhim’s colleague, Professor Diane Simeone, a leading light in pancreatic cancer research.

Stacey said of her move: “I’m sad to leave Barts, but for me this is an amazing opportunity to continue to work at the forefront of research in another internationally renowned research group. I’ll get to learn new techniques, make new contacts and forge new collaborations so that I continue to improve as a researcher. 

“I’d like to repeat what I said at the PCRF Supporters Conference last November and say a huge thank you to the PCRF supporters, without whose hard work I wouldn’t have had the opportunity to do my research in this field. I’ll also be taking with me to the US my own knowledge of certain research techniques from here in the UK, so we should see some cross-fertilisation of ideas which will help progress research into pancreatic cancer as a whole.”

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