Dr. Daniele Gilkes is assistant professor of oncology, as well as an assistant professor in chemical and molecular engineering at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine.
This is her first year as a BCRF grantee. Dr. Paul Macklin is an associate professor of intelligent systems engineering, and a member of the Melvin & Bren Simon Cancer Center at Indiana University.
He’s a BCRF grantee since 2014. Together, Drs. Gilkes and Macklin are part of a collaboration between the BCRF and JKTG Foundation that links computational scientists with biologists.
They recently talked to BCRF about their efforts to gain new insights into tumor growth, metastasis, and the mechanics of drug resistance.
I’d like to introduce the concept that coalescing or “convergent thinking” may be detrimental within an organizational setting. By this, I mean that individuals working in the same or similar space often tend to think similar thoughts.
One would think that research about climate issue is one area that people would come together and commit to doing it right – collaboratively, transparently and without ego.
The Medicare Trust Fund (TF) Annual Trustees report on solvency drives much of the discussion about Medicare payments. Therefore, it’s important and appropriate to understand the underpinnings of the report in order to best understand and engage in the discussion.