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M.D., Ph.D., Clinical Director, Pediatric Immunotherapy Program, UCSF

Dr. Michelle Hermiston is Professor of Pediatrics at UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital. She research focuses on improving the outcomes for children, adolescents, and young adults with leukemia, lymphoma, and histiocytic disorders. She led development of the Pediatric Immunotherapy Program (including Chimeric Antigen Receptor T cell therapy) from scratch and continues to serve as medical director of this program. Dr. Hermiston also is associate director for education of the Helen Diller Comprehensive Cancer Center Global Cancer Program and site director for their activities in Vietnam where she led development of the first ever Ministry of Health approved training program in Pediatric HematologyOncology. Nationally, she was one of the founding members of the North American Consortium for Histiocytoses (NACHO), currently chairs the Histiocyte Society Langerhans Cell Histiocytosis Committee, and is Vice Chair for the Childrens Oncology Group Non Hodgkin Lymphoma Steering Committee where she participates in development and implementation of clinical trials.

 Session Abstract – PMWC 2024 Silicon Valley

Track 4 - January 24 9.00 A.M.-4.45 P.M.

Track Chair: Keith Yamamoto, UCSF

  • PMWC 2024 Award Ceremony:
    Luminary Honoree: Geoff Ginsburg, NIH (All of Us)
  • Fireside Chat: Geoff Ginsburg, NIH and Keith Yamamoto, UCSF
  • New Federal Programs Driving Transformative Health Breakthroughs (PANEL)
    Chair: Keith Yamamoto, UCSF
    - Jenica Patterson, ARPA-H
    - Charles Romine, NIST
  • AI-driven Advances in Precision Medicine (PANEL)
    Chair: Sharat Israni, Bakar Institute, UCSF
    - Suzanne Tamang, Stanford
    - Colleen Clancy, UC Davis
    - Nevan Krogan, UCSF
    - Laura Erdman, University of Toronto
  • Precision Medicine in New Research Frameworks (PANEL)
    Chair: Regis B. Kelly, UCSF
    - Joe DeRisi, UCSF
    - Luke Gilbert, UCSF
    - Prachee Avasthi, Arcadia Science
  • Living Therapeutics for Precision Medicine
    Chair: Michelle Hermiston, UCSF
    - Peter Marks, FDA
    - Wendell Lim, UCSF
  • AI and Precision Medicine: Navigating Equity and Social Justice Challenges (PANEL)
    Chair: Hank Greely, Stanford
    - Ziad Obermeyer, UC Berkeley


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