University of Georgia and the Georgia Cancer Center at Augusta University invite you to a retreat.

Tentative Agenda

clock icon  December 15, 2023
location-crosshairs icon J. Harold Harrison Education Commons Building

Faculty Talks

  • 9:00-10:45 am

Coffee Break

  • 10:45 – 11:00 am

Keynote Lecture: Dr. Maureen Murphy

  • 11:00 – 12:00 pm

Trainee Poster Presentation & Lunch

  • 12:00 – 2:00 pm

Faculty Talks

  • 2:00 - 3:45 pm


  • 3:45 - 4:00 pm

Award announcement & adjournment

  • 4:00 - 4:20pm


Information about Abstract Submission Faculty Grant Submission

Keynote Speaker | Maureen Murphy

Maureen Murphy poses for camera

Professor and Program Leader, Molecular & Cellular Oncogenesis, The Wistar Institute, Philadelphia PA
Associate Vice President of Faculty Affairs, PI, Training Grant in Cancer Biology, Deputy Director
Ellen and Ronald Caplan Cancer Center, The Wistar Institute 


Active Funding: 3 R01, (PI), a T32 (PI) and a project leader on P01. 134 publication, h index 53.


Murphy studies the genetics of the p53 tumor suppressor protein.

Murphy also studies the cancer-survival protein HSP70. Her lab employs a novel series of HSP70 inhibitors for melanoma and colorectal cancer therapy

Get Involved

Pilot Funding Announcement

Maximum project request - $50,000 for one year ($25,000 per institute)

Key Criteria: How the collaboration provides synergy for extramural multi PI grants between the 2 institutions.

  • Application Receipt Date: Jan 15 2024
  • Funding Start Date: Feb 1 2024
  • Funds will expire Jun 2024

Poster Presentation For Trainees:

  • Graduate Students working on a Cancer related Project at GCC or UGA
  • Post Doctoral Fellows working on a Cancer related Project at GCC or UGA
  • Residents & Fellows working on a Cancer related Project at GCC or UGA

Abstract Submission Deadline is Oct 30

    • Flyers will be posted soon.
    • Abstracts will be reviewed and scored.
    • Posters will be reviewed also
    • Multiple awards for students and post docs.

Reducing the Burden

The Georgia Cancer Center at Augusta University is dedicated to reducing the burden of cancer in Georgia and across the globe through superior care, innovation, and education. Through unprecedented expansion, the Georgia Cancer Center is providing access to more first-in-the-nation clinical trials, world-renowned experts and life-saving options.

Research & Education

M. Bert Storey Research