The event, hosted by American Cancer Society’s Board of Trustees Secretary Mr. John Rau featured cocktails and conversation in an intimate setting with Dr. Bianchi, a recipient of a Research Scholar Grant from the American Cancer Society. Bianchoi, an Associated Professor of Physiology and Biophysics at The Miller School of Medicine, University of Miami spoke to the group about her research on sensory perception and neurodegeneration, more succinctly, alleviating pain and discomfort for cancer patients while receiving treatment.
Attendees included: Susan Furman and Bob Holuba, Heather Grattan, Carol Jenkins-Jaeger, Gary duP. Lickle, Mary Morse, Joanne Rau, Russ and Joann Swift, and Thomas C. Quick.
Dr. Bianchi completed her B.S. and M.A. in Biology at the University of Milan in Italy and went on to earn her Ph.D. in Physiology at the University of Florence in Italy. Dr. Bianchi completed her Postdoctoral Fellowship in Physiology and Biophysics at Case Western Reserve and at the Department of Medicine, Vanderbilt University.
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