Mayor Emanuel Proclaims November 9 Steven T. Rosen Day
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel proclaims November 9, 2011, Steven T. Rosen Day to honor Rosen’s contribution to the field of oncology.
Steven Rosen, M.D., is the Genevieve E. Teuton Professor of Medicine at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine and director of the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University. He is also director of cancer programs at Northwestern Memorial Hospital.
The mayor’s proclamation emphasizes Rosen’s “uncommon dedication to patient care, to teaching and to research.”
With his visionary leadership since 1989, Rosen has ushered the Lurie Cancer Center into a position of national prominence, including attainment of the highly competitive “comprehensive” designation from the National Cancer Institute. A rigorous scientist, Rosen and his laboratory focus on experimental therapeutics and hematologic malignancies.
“It’s a great honor,” said Rosen of the tribute. “I have been privileged to care for so many remarkable individuals and am blessed with the most phenomenal colleagues and staff.”
More about Dr. Rosen:
Following his graduation with distinction from Northwestern University Medical School's Six-Year Honors Program in 1976, Dr. Rosen completed his residency in Internal Medicine at Northwestern and a fellowship in Medical Oncology at the National Cancer Institute.
Dr. Rosen's laboratory research focuses on experimental therapeutics and hematologic malignancies. Dr. Rosen has received numerous grant awards and contracts and has published more than 250 scientific papers. As Director of the Cancer Center, Dr. Rosen has successfully competed for an NCI Cancer Center Support Grant, NCI grants for his laboratory research, an NCI RAID Contract grant for the development of a novel purine analog, and grants from the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of America and the American Cancer Society.
Dr. Rosen serves on several editorial boards and is editor-in-chief of Cancer Treatment & Research and Oncology News International. He is a member of all major national associations that focus on oncology and has held leadership positions in the Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group, the American Association of Cancer Institutes and the National Comprehensive Cancer Network. He serves on the advisory boards of several NCI-designated Cancer Centers, the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of America, the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation, the Lymphoma Research Foundation and the Wendy Will Cancer Research Foundation. He has also served as an advisor to Great Britain's Cancer Research Campaign.
Dr. Rosen was the recipient of Northwestern University Medical School's Alumni Achievement Award (1994), the Martin Luther King Humanitarian Award from Northwestern Memorial Hospital (1995), the Marv Samuel Award from the Chicago Baseball Cancer Charities (1996) and recognition from the Woman's Board of Northwestern Memorial Hospital for Compassionate Care (1996). He is acknowledged in Best Doctors in America and Best Doctors in Chicago.
To read Mayor Rahm Emanuel's official proclomation, click here.
To learn more about the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center, click here.