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Mayor Proclaims Nov. 9 Steven Rosen Day

Head of Northwestern’s Lurie Cancer Center honored for his work in oncology

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November 7, 2011 | by Marla Paul

CHICAGO --- Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel proclaims Nov. 9, 2011, Steven T. Rosen Day to honor Rosen’s contribution to the field of oncology.

Steven Rosen, M.D., is the Genevieve E. Teuton Professor of Medicine at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine and director of the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University. He is also director of cancer programs at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. 

The mayor’s proclamation emphasizes Rosen’s “uncommon dedication to patient care, to teaching and to research.”

With his visionary leadership since 1989, Rosen has ushered the Lurie Cancer Center into a position of national prominence, including attainment of the highly competitive “comprehensive” designation from the National Cancer Institute.

A rigorous scientist, Rosen and his laboratory focus on experimental therapeutics and hematologic malignancies. “It’s a great honor,” said Rosen of the tribute. “I have been privileged to care for so many remarkable individuals and am blessed with the most phenomenal colleagues and staff.”