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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, cellular and molecular biologic pathways, bone marrow transplantation as immunotherapy, cancer survivorship, neuro-oncology and palliative care.

2013 Highlights

  • Six faculty and scientists (Paul Sondel, MD, PhD; Kenneth DeSantes, MD; Christian Capitini, MD; Mario Otto, MD, PhD; Alexander Rakhmilevich, MD, PhD; and Jacquelyn Hank, PhD) were named to a national pediatric cancer research “Dream Team” charged with developing new therapies for high-risk childhood cancers.
  • The Midwest Athletes for Childhood Cancer (MACC) Fund approved a two-year, $800,000 research grant package that includes support for separate projects by Kenneth DeSantes, MD; Christian Capitini, MD; Mario Otto, MD, PhD; Alexander Rakhmilevich, MD, PhD; Jacquelyn Hank, PhD, Emery Bresnick, PhD, and Paul Sondel, MD, PhD.
  • Matthew Kutz, a medical student and Shapiro Summer Research Fellow working in the laboratory of Christian Capitini, MD, was awarded a $5,000 St. Baldrick’s Summer Fellowship for his project, “Monitoring of 19F-Labeled NK Cell Trafficking for Cancer Immunotherapy Using MRI.”
  • Kenneth DeSantes, MD, and Diane Puccetti, MD, received UW Health Physician Excellence Awards in 2013. Dr. DeSantes received a Clinical Practice Excellence Award and Dr. Puccetti received a Clinical Educator Excellence Award.
  • Mario Otto, MD, PhD, received a $2,500 educational grant from Miltenyi Biotec, Inc. to support travel to the CliniMACS Prodigy Launch Meeting in Bergisch Gladbach, Germany.
    In addition, Megan McElreath, a research assistant in Dr. Otto’s laboratory, received a 2013-2014 Wisconsin Hilldale Undergraduate/Faculty Research Fellowship.
  • Paul Sondel, MD, PhD, and his research team received a $250,000 grant from Hyundai Hope On Wheels and Madison-area Hyundai dealers. The award will support the lab’s research on immunotherapy for the treatment of neuroblastoma. Dr. Sondel also received a $50,000 grant from the UW Institute for Clinical and Translational Research (UW-ICTR) type 1 pilot grant program for his project, “In Depth Delineation of FcyRIIc and FcyRIIIa Genotypes and Potential Clinical Implications.”

    In addition, Emily Phillips, a research assistant in Dr. Sondel’s laboratory, received a 2013-2014 Wisconsin Hilldale Undergraduate/Faculty Research Fellowship.

Faculty


Paul M. Sondel, MD, PhD

Professor and Division Chief

Christian M. Capitini, MD

Assistant Professor

Kenneth B. DeSantes, MD

Associate Professor (CHS)

Carol A. Diamond, MD

Associate Professor (CHS)

Margo L. Hoover-Regan, MD

Assistant Professor (CHS)

Mario Otto, MD, PhD

Assistant Professor

Neha J. Patel, MD

Assistant Professor (CHS)

Diane M. Puccetti, MD

Associate Professor (CHS)

Recent Publications

Grant Support

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Last updated: 03/12/2014
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