Curing Kids Cancer Through Collaboration



Past Events

The Nicholas Conor Institute 1st Annual Event, Life Out Loud,  honored children who are battling with various forms of cancer and for whom treatments that are based upon the molecular makeup of their respective cancer and their individual genetic profiles are being developed. The event is being hosted by Life Technologies in Carlsbad, CA on September 13, 2010.

The Nicholas Conor Institute (TNCI) participated in UCSD's Innovation Day Expo and Symposium (IDEaS) on February 25, 2011. The expo featured live demonstrations, hands-on exhibits and the opportunity to engage and network with the innovators themselves.

The Nicholas Conor Institute (TNCI) participated in World Rare Disease Day on February 28th. There are currently just over 7,000 rare diseases identified, affecting 30 million people in the US alone. Although these numbers are staggering, what is of even greater concern is that approximately 75% of those affected are children. For more information go to  the Global Genes Project website.

The Nicholas Conor Institute (TNCI)
was an official collaborator of the San Diego Science Festival Expo Day that took place on March 26, 2011 at PETCO Park. The festival was the largest celebration of science on the West Coast and offered content-rich, interactive learning experiences for "kids"of all ages.

In UC San Diego TV Special Series [email protected], Dean Bob Sullivan of UC San Diego's Rady School of Management describes how its curriculum was developed to support San Diego's high tech, life science and information industries and introduces Beth Anne Baber, a cancer researcher who used her Rady MBA to launch the Nicholas Conor Institute. Also featured, CureSearch for Children's Cancer and Althea Diagnostics. The focus turns to The Nicholas Conor Institute approximately 3 minutes into the segment.


  FasterCures selected the Institute for Innovator Presentation slot. View Beth Anne Baber's presentation online at Partnering for Cures, a conference that bought together people with the expertise, experience, and creativity needed to transform the medical research system.

CEO Beth Anne Baber participated on PMWC's Patient Empowerment Panel moderated by Patient Power's' Andrew Schorr. PMWC2011 brought together all aspects of business, government, health care-delivery, research and technology that will take the lead in the personalized medicine revolution. A link to Andrew's Blog post on Turning Serious Diagnoses into patient empowerment

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