UNM Cancer Center CEO To Speak to UNM Retirees

April 29, 2008 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Frank D. Martinez,fmartine@unm.edu, 505/507-1369 Dr. Cheryl L. Willman, M.D., Director and Chief Executive Officer of the University of New Mexico Cancer Center, will speak about “The UNM Cancer Research and Treatment Center:A Future Vision for New Mexico,” Thursday, May 15, at the UNM Retiree Association (UNMRA) Sixth Annual Business Meeting. The meeting, scheduled for 10 a.m. to noon in Ballroom C of the New Mexico Student Union Building on the UNM campus, is open to UNMRA members and other UNM retirees. Willman is an internationally-known leukemia researcher. She also is a Professor of Pathology and Medicine at the UNM Health Sciences Center and was selected to the Maurice and Marguerite Liberman Distinguished Chair in Cancer Research, in addition to her duties as Director and CEO of the UNM Cancer Center. The UNM Cancer Center became a National Cancer Institute-designated center in 2005. In addition to the President’s Annual Report, the program for the UNMRA Annual Meeting includes the election of new board members. The meeting also provides an opportunity for UNM retirees to start or renew their memberships and to socialize. UNMRA members and other UNM retirees are encouraged to RSVP by May 9 by contacting the UNMRA Office at 277-1532 or via email atretassoc@unm.edu.

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