23nd Annual Chao Lectureship The Allen And Lee-Hwa Chao Lectureship in Cancer Research is hosted by the Chao Family Comprehensive Cancer Center. Home Chao Lectureship - Current Speaker February 1 & 2, 2023 | Irvine, CA Join us for the Allen and Lee-Hwa Chao Lectureship in Cancer Research to explore biomedical innovationat the forefront of stem cell science with world-renowned physician-scientist George Q. Daley, MD, PhD. February 1, 2023 Reception (5 pm) & Community lecture (6 pm) February 2, 2023 Scientific LecturE (10 AM) Extended Deadline to Register: Register by January 31, 2023. Both lectures and the reception are free and open to the public. 23nd Annual Chao Lecturer: George Q. Daley, MD, PhD George Q. Daley, MD, PhD, is the dean of Harvard Medical School and the Caroline Shields Walker Professor of Medicine. A physician-scientist and an authority on stem cell science and cancer biology, his discoveries have twice been cited in Science magazine’s Top 10 Breakthroughs of the Year. He has co-authored international guidelines for the conduct and clinical translation of stem cell research and regenerative medicine and for ethical oversight of emerging biotechnologies. Daley’s priorities as dean of HMS include fostering innovative biomedical, computational and health care policy research, building a pipeline of novel therapeutics founded on basic science, nurturing the next generation of physician-scientists and advancing diversity in science, technology, engineering and medicine. Daley earned his AB and MD degrees from Harvard and a PhD in biology from MIT, and has worked as a trainee, fellow and staff physician at several HMS‐affiliated hospitals. Register by January 27, 2023 Both lectures and the reception are free and open to the public. COMMUNITY LECTURE & RECEPTIONAcademic Medicine and BiomedicalInnovation at a Crossroads Wednesday, February 1, 20235 p.m. (Reception) | 6 p.m. (Lecture) The Beckman CenterUniversity of California, Irvine100 Academy Way, Irvine, CA 92617 RSVP TO COMMUNITY LECTURE SCIENTIFIC LECTUREPluripotent Stem Cells as aSource of Blood Cell Therapies Thursday, February 2, 202310 a.m. PST Thorp Conference Center, Gross Hall, 4th FloorUniversity of California, Irvine845 Health Sciences Road, Irvine, CA 92697 RSVP TO SCIENTIFIC LECTURE History of the Chao Lectureship The Allen and Lee-Hwa Chao Lectureship in Cancer Research was established in 1999 with a gift from Allen Chao and his wife Lee-Hwa Chao. The Chao family has been generous contributors to UC Irvine and the Cancer Center over the years, with three generations of Chaos giving nearly $30 million to the campus. The lecture series provides a forum to share and discuss topics related to cancer research, prevention and treatment. Each year the lectureship hosts an internationally renowned leader in cancer research, who delivers a technical colloquium in addition to a public lecture. Both lectures are free and open to the public. Click here for a list of past speakers.