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Division Highlights - Hematology, Oncology & Bone Marrow Transplant

The Division of Hematology, Oncology & Bone Marrow Transplant provides state-of-the-art integrated therapies, including stem cell transplant, aimed at curing malignancies and treating hematological disorders in children.

Research interests include ways to recognize and destroy cancer cells using immunologic and molecular biologic pathways, cancer survivorship, neuro-oncology and palliative care.

2011 Highlights

  • Christian Capitini, MD, received $50,000 from Hyundai’s Hope on Wheels 2011 Scholar Grant for his one-year project, “Development of STAT1 Inhibitors for Treating Pediatric Leukemia and Modulation of Allogeneic Bone Marrow Transplant.” He also received a $100,000 award from the Midwest Athletes Against Childhood Cancer (MACC) fund for his project, “Inhibiting STAT1 as a Platform for GVHD Resistance and Preservation of GVL.”
  • Kenneth DeSantes, MD, received $100,000 from the Midwest Athletes Against Childhood Cancer (MACC) fund for a project supporting data management and clinical research coordination for the American Family Children’s Hospital pediatric oncology program, and has led the AFCH in becoming one of only 10 centers in the USA routinely performing 131I-MIBG treatment for neuroblastoma.
  • Carol Diamond, MD, was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society, a professional medical organization that recognizes and advocates for excellence in scholarship and the highest ideals in the profession of medicine.
  • Mario Otto, MD, PhD, received $100,000 from the MACC fund for his project, “Development of Multifunctional Superparamagnetic Anti-GD2 Nanoparticles for Simultaneous Molecular Imaging, Cancer Cell Targeting and Drug Delivery.”
  • Paul Sondel, MD, PhD, received $100,000 from the MACC fund for his project, “Autologous KIR/ KIR-ligand Mismatch, FcγR Polymorphisms and Their Influences on Response to Tumor Targeted Immunocytokine.”
  • Tyler Van De Voort, a student in the laboratory of Paul Sondel, MD, PhD, received a 2011-2012 UW Hilldale Undergraduate Research Fellowship.


Paul M. Sondel, MD, PhD

Professor and Division Chief

Kenneth B. DeSantes, MD

Associate Professor

Christian M. Capitini, MD

Assistant Professor

Carol A. Diamond, MD

Associate Professor

Margo L. Hoover-Regan, MD

Assistant Professor

Neha J. Patel, MD

Assistant Professor

Mario Otto, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor

Diane M. Puccetti, MD

Associate Professor

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Last updated: 01/04/2016
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