Two Mott team members featured in Thursday chat

September 28, 2016  //  FOUND IN: Our Employees


Two C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital team members will be featured in U-M’s first Facebook Live #UmichChat this Thursday at noon.

Dr. Elizabeth Lawler is a pediatric cancer researcher who has received Stand Up to Cancer funding as well as more recent awards from Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation and the National Cancer Institute. Lawler’s research is focused on achieving a better understanding of how normal cell development is hijacked to give rise to Ewing sarcoma, a malignant cancer that starts in bones and the surrounding tissue.

The other team member, Kaitlyn DeGrace, is a U-M student and cancer survivor. She was diagnosed with stage four ovarian cancer at age 10. Her treatment was successful and she went on to thrive and live a normal teenage life as a student and volleyball player. She’s currently enrolled in the U-M School of Nursing, working at the pediatric cancer unit where she was treated herself.

Jump on the U-M Facebook page at noon on Thursday to participate in the live chat, or check out the recording later!

The chat is part of U-M’s monthly #UmichChat series and coordinated in conjunction with U-M’s month-long pediatric cancer awareness and fundraising campaign, Block Out Cancer.