20 May 2024

Russel Hill Cancer Foundation at Clearview Cancer Institute Becomes Lead Sponsor for Nobel-Prize Laureate Seminar in Huntsville

A generous donation from the Russel Hill Cancer Foundation at Clearview Cancer Institute supports a free public event hosted by HudsonAlpha with Dr. Harold Varmus, scheduled for November 2024

Making science accessible is a priority at HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology. The Institute offers free public events throughout the year to offer members of the community opportunities to engage with genetics and genomics hands-on.

This November, HudsonAlpha will host Harold Varmus, MD, Nobel Prize laureate, former Director of the National Institutes of Health and the National Cancer Institute, and two-time presidential appointee, on November 19 as part of the 2024 Event Series.

Dr. Varmus discovered oncogenes, which are genes that have the potential to cause cancer, improving cancer research, diagnosis, and treatment around the world. The discovery of oncogenes revolutionized the way cancer is treated, saving millions of lives and making many cancers more treatable than they were previously.

Russel Hill Cancer Foundation at Clearview Cancer Institute is an organization whose mission is to fund cancer research and resources in the Huntsville community. From funding new equipment for cancer research to fueling the Information is Power initiative, Russel Hill has been a champion of HudsonAlpha’s cancer programs.

When Emily Davis, Russel Hill Cancer Foundation Executive Director, learned HudsonAlpha would host Dr. Varmus in November, she felt the opportunity aligned with Russel Hill and Clearview Cancer’s philanthropic goals.

“It’s a wonderful opportunity to have someone as influential in the cancer community as Dr. Varmus come to Huntsville to share his teachings,” said Davis. “Russel Hill supports advancements in cancer research, and we are proud to support local advancements. We’re happy to sponsor this event for HudsonAlpha, as we know our community’s oncologists, cancer patients, and members of the public will be excited to hear from Dr. Varmus.”

The event will be held on Tuesday, November 19, at the Jackson Center. Event admission is free, though donations are appreciated. Further event details will be released closer to the event date. Subscribe to the HudsonAlpha Foundation’s newsletter for more details about the 2024 Event Series at HudsonAlpha.

HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology is a nonprofit organization that relies on philanthropic donations to make free public events possible.

If you are interested in sponsoring an upcoming event, or would like to learn more about event sponsorship, please contact Elizabeth Herrin, Senior Director of Advancement, at eherrin@hudsonalpha.org.