Sanford-Burnham Hosts Pedal the Cause Forum

Dr. Bob Abraham, PfizerLast week, Sanford-Burnham opened its doors to the Pedal community and hosted our third Forum, focusing on drug development and discovery. The event was a huge success, with dozens of Pedal riders mingling and learning from two major names is science and pharmaceuticals, Sanford-Burnham’s Dr. Garth Powis and Pfizer’s Dr. Bob Abraham.

Read more about the event from the Sanford-Burnham blog below, and check out photos on our Facebook page.

Thanks to everyone who joined us!


SB Forum Dr. PowisFrom Sanford-Burnham’s Beaker: Pedal the Cause San Diego held the third installment of their Forums lecture series at our La Jolla campus Wednesday, July 23. Pedal the Cause Forums are an exciting and understandable TED-like lecture series focused on the future of cancer research, life sciences, health and wellness, and more. Over 40 local biotechnology community members and business leaders from throughout San Diego gathered in Chairmen’s Hall to enjoy delicious canapés and summer cocktails, while mingling with local cancer researchers, Pedal the Cause riders, and Sanford-Burnham supporters.

At 6pm, the presentation titled “Drug Discovery and Development” began and was presented by Drs. Garth Powis, director of our NCI-designated Cancer Center and Bob Abraham, Ph.D., senior vice president and chief scientific officer at Pfizer Oncology Research Unit. The pair, both leading experts in their respective fields, guided guests through the often-misunderstood process behind the development of new therapeutics—from the initial research breakthrough through pharmaceutical development.

The presentation was followed by a lively question and answer session with Drs. Powis and Abraham, where guests were encouraged to delve deeper into the areas of the discussion that interested them the most. It was a fantastic evening, brimming with enthusiasm for the upcoming Pedal the Cause event and the astounding research breakthroughs that the organization is helping to fund.

To learn more about the Forums series, or more about the next Pedal the Cause San Diego event, please visit Pedal the Cause San Diego’s website here.

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