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On July 10, 2008, state officials, Southern Illinois University administrators, and other dignitaries celebrated the official dedication of the new SimmonsCooper Cancer Institute on the Springfield campus of the Southern Illinois University School of Medicine. The state-of-the-art, $21.5 million facility will serve as a center of cancer care and research for central and southern Illinois and as a new front door for the medical school campus in the state's capitol. Seven of SIU's nine cancer care teams will be based in the 63,000 square foot three-story building.
Sam Goldman, Interim Chancellor of Southern Illinois University Carbondale, goes behind the scenes to learn more about the Institute's potential as a new regional center for cancer care, research, and physician training. Guests include Kevin Dorsey, M.D., Dean and Provost of the SIU School of Medicine; John Simmons, a partner in SimmonsCooper LLC; Tom Robbins, M.D., director of the SimmonsCooper Cancer Institute; and Glenn Poshard, president of SIU.
The SimmonsCooper Cancer Institute is named in appreciation for a $10.2 million philanthropic gift from the SimmonsCooper law firm and the Simmons Family Foundation, announced in November 2005 by John and Jayne Simmons and Jeff Cooper.
Host: Sam Goldman
Guest(s): Kevin Dorsey, John Simmons, Tom Robbins
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