More Than One Million Donated for Cancer Research and Clinical Training Since 2005 The immixGroup Foundation announced today it has raised $125,000 to support cancer research, education, and patient care at Johns Hopkins. The foundation is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization affiliated with immixGroup, Inc (http://www.immixgroup.com/). immixGroup helps technology companies do business with the government.
Proceeds from the immixGroup Foundation’s ninth annual charity golf tournament (http://www.immixgroup.com/charitygolf/), held at Lansdowne Resort on October 2, brought the total cumulative amount raised on behalf of Johns Hopkins to more than $1,000,000.
These proceeds will fund the immixGroup Foundation Surgical Oncology Fellowship in the Department of Surgery at Johns Hopkins. The fellowship, launched by the immixGroup Foundation in 2009, provides funding for an individual post-doctoral research fellow and equips him or her with the skills to become a leader in the field of academic surgical oncology. This two-year program incorporates a year of clinical training followed by a year dedicated to cancer research. To learn more about the fellowship and the fellow supported, watch this video (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t6-kALrxU6M) developed by Johns Hopkins.
The 2013 immixGroup Foundation Fellow, Dr. Andrew J. Page (http://www.immixgroup.com/charitygolf/cause.htm), arrived at Johns Hopkins in July 2013. Dr. Page attended the Emory School of Medicine and completed a general surgery residency at Emory as well. During his time at Emory, Dr. Page also excelled in a dedicated two-year basic science fellowship in transplant immunology. In the upcoming two years, Dr. Page plans to continue his training with advanced surgical oncology and focus his interests in gastric, colorectal, esophageal, and pancreatic cancer. Dr. Page’s second year will have a special emphasis on patient centered outcomes research and foregut surgery. As part of this further training, he will also learn state of the art minimally invasive and robotic surgical techniques.
Last year’s immixGroup Foundation Fellow, Dr. Danielle Bischof (http://www.immixgroup.com/charitygolf/cause.htm), arrived at Johns Hopkins in July 2012. Dr. Bischof attended medical school at the University of Toronto and subsequently completed its general surgery program. In 2012, she became a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. Dr. Bischof’s clinical interest is in the area of surgical management of gastrointestinal cancers and her research interests lie in cancer survivorship, specifically in improving patient -centered outcomes after surgical treatment of gastrointestinal cancers. She plans to complete a master’s degree in clinical research methods through the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health during her second year of the fellowship.
Year-after-year, the immixGroup Foundation Charity Golf Tournament continues to benefit from the strong support of the government technology community and local businesses. Top-level sponsorship support came from McAfee (http://www.immixgroup.com/McAfee/), EMC (http://www.immixgroup.com/EMC/), Fortinet (http://www.immixgroup.com/fortinet/), Brocade (http://www.immixgroup.com/Brocade/), Sourcefire (http://immixgroup.com/Sourcefire/), HP (http://www.immixgroup.com/hp/), Red Hat (http://immixgroup.com/redhat/), and FireMon (http://immixgroup.com/firemon/).