How a mother's cancer clinical trial inspired her daughter's MD-PhD journey at the University of Florida

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Trainees, scholars, students, and pilot award recipients who recently presented their work at the University of Florida Clinical and Translational Science Institute, or CTSI, and M.D.-Ph.D. Training Program’s Research Day heard a unique perspective from a keynote speaker who’s been featured in the New York Times and the New England Journal of Medicine — and who owes her life to research.

The speaker, Celine Ryan, participated in a clinical trial that left her cancer-free despite a grim diagnosis. Celine Ryan is also the mother of second-year M.D.-Ph.D. student Holly Ryan.

 

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