University of Nebraska Medical Center

Hematological Malignancies Subgroup

The Hematological Malignancies Subgroup came out of conversations started at CHRI Pediatric Cancer AOE events.


  • Increase communication between clinical, translational, and basic science researchers
  • Provide resources for group members
  • Promote new research projects- particularly those in line with the pediatric patient population in Omaha


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Melissa Acquazzino, MD
Associate Professor, Division of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology
Hamid Band, MD, PhD
Director of the Center for Breast Cancer Research
Associate Director of Translational Research
Co-Program Leader of Molecular and Biochemical Etiology Program (MBEP)
Fred & Pamela Buffett Cancer Cente
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Jill Beck, MD
Chief, Division of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology 
Dalia Elgamal, PhD 
Assistant Professor, Eppley Institute
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James B. Ford, DO
Associate Professor, Division of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology
Kyle Hewitt, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Genetics, Cell Biology and Anatomy
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Kate Hyde, PhD
Associate Professor, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Javeed Iqbal, PhD
Associate Professor, Department of Pathology and Microbiology
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Shantaram Joshi, PhD
Professor, Department of Genetics, Cell Biology and Anatomy
 So-Youn Kim, PhD
Assistant Professor
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (BMB), Cancer Research (CR),
and Molecular Genetics and Cellular Biology (MGCB)
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Taylor Losole, MD
Hematology/Oncology Fellow
Aaron Mohs, PhD
Associate Professor, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences
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Grace Murray, MD
Hematology/Oncology Fellow
DJ Murry, PharmD
Professor, Department of Pharmacy Practice and Science
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Sachit Patel, MD
Associate Professor, Division of Hematology/Oncology
Chittalsinh Raulji, MBBS
Assistant Professor, Division of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology
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Sutapa Ray, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics
Jordan Rowley, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Genetics, Cell Biology and Anatomy
Paul Trippier, PhD
Associate Professor and Director, Pharmaceutical Sciences Graduate Program