UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center Magazine Winter 2018 2018 Volume XXXIII Number 3 - Page 32

quick takes Jeffrey Immelt, chairman and CEO of GE tours UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center Jeffrey Immelt, former chairman of the board and CEO of GE, visited the UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center’s cyclotron and imaging facilities. With continuous funding from the National Cancer Institute as a ‘comprehensive’ cancer center with state-of-the art technology and groundbreaking research, it remains a premier institution in the southeastern region of the United States. GE Healthcare provides transformational medical technologies and imaging services to meet the demand for increased access, enhanced quality, and more affordable healthcare around the world. Pictured, L to R: Andrew Osucha, GE; Ken Shaw, GE; Suzanne E. Lapi, Ph.D., director, Cyclotron Facility and the Radiochemistry Laboratory at UAB; Jeffrey Immelt, GE; Ed Partridge, M.D., former director of the UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center; Jonathan E. McConathy, M.D., Ph.D., director, Advanced Imaging Facility and the Division of Molecular Imaging and Therapeutics, UAB; and Christopher S. Brown, Ph.D., vice president for Research, UAB. Governor Ivey visits the UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center Governor Kay Ivey visited the UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center in August 2017 to get a better understanding of the capabilities to what is often referred to as the “People’s Cancer Center.” She was particularly impressed to see the Advanced Imaging Facility which houses the most powerful cyclotron found in any academic medical setting in the United States. Gov. Ivey was also excited to see a portrait of Lurleen Wallace, the first female governor of Alabama whom Gov. Ivey had met as a young woman. Gov. Wallace succumbed to cancer half way through her term in office. The Wallace Tumor Institute is the physical home of the UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center. 30 U A B C O M P R E H E N S I V E C A N C E R C E N T E R