Dr. William Hait Delivers 2016 Aaron J. Shatkin Lecture
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The 2016 Aaron J. Shatkin Lecture, "Immorbidity: Leading a Life Free of Disease", will be held on Tuesday, October 18 at 4:00PM in the Robert Wood Johnson Medical School Main Lecture Hall, adjacent to CABM. Attendees are invited to a reception in the Great Hall immediately following the lecture.

Dr. William N. Hait leads the global R&D group of Janssen in its mission to discover and develop innovative new medicines to address the world’s most serious unmet medical needs.

Before joining Johnson & Johnson in 2007, he was the founding Director of The (Rutgers) Cancer Institute of New Jersey. From 1993 to 2007 he was Professor of Medicine and Pharmacology and Associate Dean for Oncology Programs at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey -- Robert Wood Johnson Medical School.

Dr. Hait joined the Yale University School of Medicine faculty in 1984 and became Associate Professor of Medicine and Pharmacology, Chief of the Division of Medical Oncology, Associate Director of the Yale University Comprehensive Cancer Center, Director of the Breast Cancer Unit and Co-Director of the Lung Cancer Unit. He is Board Certified in Internal Medicine and Medical Oncology.

He devoted time to numerous advisory and editorial boards and served in a range of scientific functions and committees including as President of the American Association for Cancer Research (2007 – 2008), the American Association of Cancer Research, the American Society of Clinical Oncology and the National Cancer Institute. He is currently a member of the Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey Director's Advisory Board, Board of External Advisors for the Dana Farber/Harvard Cancer Center, the Stand Up to Cancer Scientific Advisory Board, the Board of Directors of Research!America and the Vanderbilt University Biomedical Science Advisory Board.

Dr. Hait has received numerous awards and honors including the Burroughs Wellcome Award in Clinical Pharmacology, election to the American Society of Clinical Investigation, and in 2013 he was elected as a Fellow of the AACR Academy.

The Endowed Aaron J. Shatkin Lectureship

To recognize the scientific achievements and the excellence in science and education fostered by CABM founding director, Aaron Shatkin, an endowed annual lectureship was established in his name and announced at the 25th Anniversary CABM Symposium in October 2011. Dr. Shatkin attended the inaugural lecture, delivered by Dr. Harold Varmus in April 2012.

CABM appreciates the tremendous support expressed for the Aaron J. Shatkin Lectureship and extends our warmest thanks to friends, colleagues and donors to the fund. With your support, the Shatkin Lecture has become a highly anticipated event on campus each spring.

To contribute to the lectureship fund, please visit the Aaron J. Shatkin Lectureship Fund page.

Past Lectures

2015
Dr. Thomas Cech: 'Crawling Out of the RNA World: Noncoding RNAs and Their Protein Partners'

2014
Dr. Joseph L. Goldstein and Dr. Michael S. Brown: 'A Century of Cholesterol Research: From Plaques to Genes to Statins'

2013
Dr. David Baltimore: 'A microRNA is a Guardian of the Health of Hematopoietic Stem Cells'

2012
Dr. Harold Varmus: 'Good Questions Drive Good Science'