Shirish M. Gadgeel, MD, GRACE Faculty

Dr. Shirish Gadgeel is Co-Leader of the Thoracic Oncology Team in the Comprehensive Cancer Center at Michigan Medicine at the University of Michigan as of May 2017. He also has been appointed Associate Director for Cancer Care (ADCC) at Networking and Affiliated Centers.

Prior to joining Michigan Medicine Dr. Gadgeel was the co-leader of the Molecular Therapeutics Program of the Karmanos Cancer Institute (KCI).

Nathan Pennell, MD, Ph.D., GRACE Faculty

Dr. Nathan Pennell received his Ph.D. in neuroscience in 1998 and his M.D. in 2002 from the University of Florida College of Medicine in Gainesville, FL. He then moved to Boston to do his internal medicine internship and residency training at Brigham & Women’s Hospital, and completed his medical oncology fellowship at the Dana Farber Cancer Institute, also in Boston. While there, he developed an expertise in lung cancer, mesothelioma, and thyroid cancer. He moved to the friendly midwest in 2008 to continue with this focus at the Taussig Cancer Institute at the Cleveland Clinic.

Laura Giannini, Program Director

In February 2016 Laura joined The Global Resource for Advancing Cancer Education as Program Coordinator. A native Italian, Laura has over 15 years of experience working in the non-profit sector. She spent the last 10 years living and working in South East Asia, Latin America, Europe and the USA where she oversaw the management and development of education programs in disaster affected areas. She is fluent in English, Spanish and Italian and loves working with people of different backgrounds and cultures. Laura holds a B.A.


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