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


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.