Translational Research Groups

The Translational Research Groups (TRGs) are designed to enhance translational research and collaborations across basic and clinical areas to better fulfill the translational research mission of Roswell Park. Each TRG is comprised of a multidisciplinary group of clinicians, scientists, pathologists, biostatisticians, bioinformaticians, allied health personnel and CRS clinical research coordinators and regulatory research associates assigned to a disease type, spectrum of diseases, or common translational science interest. Membership allows clinicians and investigators to participate in TRGs where they may have, or wish to develop an interest.

Our TRG meeting information is listed below:

TRG Leaders Contact Recurrence Time Room
Adolescents & Young Adults Denise Rokitka, MPH, MD
Elizabeth Griffiths, MD
Natalie Brock x2352 1st Friday 9:30 a.m. Microsoft Teams
Breast Gokul Das, PhD
Kazuaki Takabe, MD, PhD
Katie Plante x5764 2nd Wednesday 8 a.m. CSC P901 - Teams
Gastrointestinal Sarbajit Mukherjee, MD
Pawel Kalinski, MD, PhD
Kathleen Wengrzycki x1912 3rd Wednesday 8 a.m. RSC 122 Gaylord Cary - Teams
Genitourinary Eric Kauffman, MD
Jason Muhitch, PhD
Victonia Copeland Johnson x3249 1st Wednesday 8 a.m. Microsoft Teams
Gynecology Kirsten Moysich, PhD
Karen McLean, MD, PhD
Janine Joseph x8937 3rd Friday 3 p.m. RSC 122 Gaylord Cary - Teams
Head & Neck Anurag Singh, MD
Mukund Seshadri, DDS, PhD
Jessica McNamee x2523 3rd Wednesday 9 a.m. Microsoft Teams
Leukemia Eunice Wang, MD
Michael Nemeth, PhD
Jeffrey Strauss x8387 3rd Monday 8 a.m. Microsoft Teams
Lung (Thoracic) Edwin Yau, MD, PhD
Joseph Barbi, PhD
Lillian Meyer x3099 2nd Wednesday
no July/August
7 a.m. Microsoft Teams
Lymphoma Francisco Hernandez-Ilizaliturri, MD Deborah Donaldson x3221 3rd Monday 4 p.m. Microsoft Teams
Myeloma Jens Hillengass, MD, PhD Jessica Goeddertz x5280 1st Thursday 3 p.m. Microsoft Teams
Neuro-oncology Robert Fenstermaker, MD Colleen Siener x3154 Every other Thursday 12 p.m. Microsoft Teams
Pediatric Matthew Barth, MD Deborah Kowalewski x7336 2nd Tuesday 12 p.m. Microsoft Teams
Soft Tissue Melanoma Joseph Skitzki, MD
Joyce Ohm, PhD
Theresa Zimmerman x3284 3rd Monday 12 p.m. Microsoft Teams
Survivorship Tessa Faye Flores, MD
Nicolas Schlecht, PhD
Natalie Brock x2352 1st Thursday 3 p.m. Microsoft Teams
Transplant & Cellular Therapy Philip McCarthy, MD
Elizabeth Repasky, PhD
Jennifer Smith x4074 As scheduled 7:30 a.m. Microsoft Teams