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Oncology: Dr. Gerald Batist
 
Dr. Gerald Batist is Chairman of the Department of Oncology, McGill University. He is also Director of the McGill Centre for Translational Research in Cancer, which was established to stimulate rapid translation of new discoveries in the research laboratory into clinical benefits for patients. A major award from the Canadian Foundation for Innovation led to the expansion of the Translational Research Centre into the Montreal Centre for Experimental Therapeutics in Cancer, which is a major component of the Segal Cancer Centre at the Jewish General Hospital.

Dr. Gerald Batist is a Professor in the McGill University Departments of Medicine and Oncology and the McGill Cancer Centre as well as an Associate Member of the Division of Experimental Medicine the Department of Pharmacology & Therapeutics and the McGill Nutrition and Food Sciences Centre. He is an associate member of the Department of Pharmacology at the Université de Montréal.

In his capacity as Chairman of Oncology, he has nurtured the development of a number of multidisciplinary programs that have been highly innovative and amongst the first of their kind in Canada.

Dr. Batist is a member of scholarly associations, serves on editorial boards and on advisory committees.  He has a highly successful laboratory and clinical research program, with over 140 scientific publications and a number of book chapters relating to his research interests.  He has trained a large number of scientists and clinical oncologists, and also practices medical oncology.