Michael Gottesman -- Progress & Pitfallls in the War on Cancer


Michael Gottesman--Progress/Pitfalls in the War on Cancer

Event Description - Michael Gottesman--Progress/Pitfalls in the War on Cancer

Talk and Dinner

Joint Meeting of the MIT and Harvard Clubs of DC

Michael M. Gottesman, M.D.

Deputy Director, Division of Intramural Research
National Institutes of Health

Progress and Pitfalls in the War on Cancer

Monday, November 4, 2013 at 6:30 p.m.

Hogan Lovells Law Offices, 555 13th Street NW #800E, Washington, DC 20004

This first ever joint meeting of the Harvard and MIT Clubs of DC echoes the many joint activities now afoot in Cambridge, Massachusetts. There is the Harvard MIT edX online learning venture. The Harvard-MIT Program in Health Sciences and Technology offers a joint MD-PhD degree. The Harvard Kennedy School of Government and the MIT Sloan School of Management offer a dual MBA from Sloan and MPA/MPP from Kennedy. There is a Joint Research Grants Program in Basic Neuroscience. Now would be a good time to meet some of the alums from the other end of Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge.


Our keynote speaker is Michael Gottesman, who directs the entire Intramural Research Program in basic and medical research at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), located at several campuses across the country as well as in Bethesda, MD. He obtained his BA from Harvard College and his MD from Harvard Medical School in 1970. He did his internship and residency at the Peter Bent Brigham Hospital at the Harvard Medical School. After a few years as a research associate at the NIH, he took a faculty position at the Harvard Medical School, but returned to join the National Cancer Institute at the NIH in 1976. He has received numerous awards and honors, including the Health and Human Services Secretary’s Award for Distinguished Service. He is a member of the Institute of Medicine and a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. As the Chief of the Laboratory of Cell Biology at the NIH, his research has focused on how cancer cells elude chemotherapy. He has over 500 publications in basic cancer research. He will speak to us on the latest progress and pitfalls in the war on cancer.

Cocktails begin at 6:30. The price includes dinner, wine and beer.


The price of this event is $45 per person for MIT Club members and up to 3 guests each, and $52 per person for non-members. Register by October 31.


Contact Hannah Elson at hfelson@alum.mit.edu. For registration questions please contact Cynthia O'Connell cjo@alum.mit.edu

Contact Information
Primary Contact
Cynthia O'Connell
 Secondary Contact
Hannah Elson
Date & Location
Date: 11/4/2013
Time: 6:30 PM to 9:28 PM
Location: Hogan Lovells Law Offices


This event will be held at the Hogan Lovells Law Offices, in the Fulbright Room, at 555 13th Street NW #800E, DC. The building is on 13th Street between E and F Streets, next door to the Warner Theatre. Report to the Hogan receptionist desk in the lobby for an escort to the offices upstairs. There are many parking garages in the area. If going by Metro, the building sits right over the Metro Center stop; take the Metro exit at 12th and F Streets.


The building is accessible to those of limited mobility, with elevators available.