Gerald R. Fink ’62 Bioscience Symposium 2017

Amherst at the Forefront of Access to Care and the Treatment of Cancer

                          In Honor of Rice Cowan Leach ’62


The Gerald R. Fink ’62 Bioscience Symposium for 2017 will be held on January 19 in the Cole Assembly Room of Converse Hall. This is the ninth annual symposium and is sponsored by the Amherst College Class of 1962.This year the symposium is being dedicated to the memory of Rice Cowan Leach ’62. 

The following speakers will be featured:

  • George W. Carmany ’62, hospital chairman, health care investor and member of the Advisory Committee on Education of the Harvard Medical School

  • Gerald R. Fink ’62, Margaret and Herman Sokol Professor and the American Cancer Society Professor of Genetics at Massachusetts Institute of Technology; founding member and former director of the Whitehead Institute

  • Barry Bloom ’58, Harvard University Distinguished Service Professor and Joan L. and Julius H. Jacobson Professor of Public Health and former dean, Harvard School of Public Health

  • Isaiah L. Holloway Jr. ’17, current Amherst College undergraduate and intern at the Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory

  • David M. Lawrence ’62, national health policy commentator and former chairman and chief executive officer of Kaiser Foundation Health Plan and Kaiser Foundation hospitals 

  • Douglas R. Lowy ’64, acting director, U. S. National Cancer Institute and chief of the laboratory of cellular oncology; symposium keynote speaker

  • Marc A. Pohl ’62, Ray W. Gifford, M.D. Endowed Chair in Hypertension, former section head of clinical hypertension and nephrology at the Cleveland Clinic
  • Kipp Weiskopf ’07, resident physician at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and cancer therapy researcher