Speakers

Val Adams, PharmD, FCCP, BCOP

University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy Markey Cancer Center
Lexington, Kentucky

Dr. Adams is an Associate Professor in the Department of Pharmacy Practice and Science in the College of Pharmacy at the University of Kentucky. He is on the graduate faculty and is a member of the Markey Cancer Center where he has a clinical practice site. He co-chairs the protocol review and monitoring committee for the NCI Designated Markey Cancer Center. As the Director of the hematology/oncology residency program, he has trained 40 PGY2 oncology residents and maintains an active research program. He has trained two post-doctoral fellows, been the thesis advisor for 4 masters students, and served on 20 PhD dissertation student committees serving as advisor or co-advisor for 7 of them. He received his B.S. in Pharmacy from the University of Utah and received his Doctor of Pharmacy from the University of Texas at Austin jointly with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. He completed a residency in hematology/oncology at the Audie L. Murphy Memorial V.A. Hospital in San Antonio, Texas. He then completed a two-year fellowship in immunology and transplantation at the University of Florida. Following the completion of the fellowship, he joined the University of Kentucky faculty in 1996.

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Neelima Denduluri, MD

Virginia Cancer Specialists
Reston, Virginia

Dr. Neelima Denduluri earned her medical degree from the Louisiana State University Medical Center, where she served as President of the American Medical Student Association. Upon graduation she received the “Exemplar of Desirable Attitudes of the Physician Towards His Patients” award, which is bestowed upon one graduating senior. She completed her Internal Medicine residency at Georgetown University Medical Center. During her fellowship at the National Cancer Institute, she was honored with the distinction of serving as Chief Fellow. She later served as Assistant Clinical Investigator and Staff Physician at NCI before joining Virginia Cancer Specialists.

Dr. Denduluri remains highly involved in the local community by participating in community outreach, speaking to support groups, and volunteering at the Arlington Free Clinic since 1999. She has consistently been named as a Top Doctor in Northern Virginia Magazine and Washingtonian magazine, and she has been featured in both local and national media for her expertise in breast cancer.
In addition to her passion for patient care, Dr. Denduluri’s dedication to the advancement of medicine has led her to take on multiple leadership roles, including: Associate Chair of the US Oncology Breast Cancer Research Committee; Former Chair of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Clinical Practice Guidelines Committee and Current Member of the ASCO Education Committee; and Cancer Committee Chairman at Virginia Hospital Center. Dr. Denduluri also currently serves as an associate and principal investigator on many clinical trials, and is a steering committee member for NAPBC accreditation for the Reinsch Pierce Family Center for Breast Health.

Dr. Denduluri continues to be active in medical education, currently serving as Clinical Assistant Professor at Georgetown University Medical Center. She has also taught attending students and residents of Virginia Commonwealth University, as well as oncology fellows at the National Navel Medical Center in Bethesda, MD. Dr. Denduluri has published multiple articles and abstracts, and her work has been presented at various national meetings, including the American Society of Clinical Oncology and the San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium.

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