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Collaborative Care: Dean Lee, MD, Visiting Professor, Shares His Passion For Patients

This past February, in collaboration with Children’s Hospital Colorado, Brent’s Place was proud to host Dr. Dean Lee of Nationwide Children’s Hospital as this year’s visiting professor for the Brent Eley Foundation Lectureship. This annual program hosts medical experts from around the country, encouraging shared knowledge and collaboration in service of advancing treatment outcomes for families facing a medical crisis.

In addition to meeting with Brent’s Place leadership and touring our facilities to see our healing work in action, Dr. Lee delivered several educational seminars including one titled Of Mice and Men - STAT3 in Immunity, Infections, and Cancer for students and clinicians at the Anschutz Medical Campus.

Dr. Lee visits with the Verneris BMT lab team in February.

Dr. Lee brought with him to Colorado several years of hands-on experience in the field of oncology. He is currently Professor of Pediatrics and DiMarco Family Endowed Chair in Cell Based Therapy at Nationwide Children's Hospital (NCH). He is also the founding Director of the Cellular Therapy and Cancer Immunotherapy Program, a joint program between NCH and The Ohio State University James Cancer Hospital. Additionally, Dr. Lee is chair of the Cellular Therapy Strategy Group for the Pediatric Blood and Marrow

Transplant Consortium, a member of the National Institute of Health (NIH) Novel and Exceptional Technology and Research Advisory Committee and a member of the Cell Therapy Steering Committee of the Children’s Oncology Group.

His work in cancer immunotherapy and cellular therapy has been supported by NIH, Department of Defense and foundation research grants, and has led to 130 peer-reviewed publications, patents, and commercial licenses. Dr. Lee practices clinically in the area of bone marrow transplantation, with a particular interest in haplotransplantation and cellular therapy.

Brent’s Place thanks Dr. Lee for his time and expertise and is proud to continue this ongoing lectureship in partnership with Children’s Hospital Colorado.

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