2006 George J. Bosl, MD'73

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2006 George J. Bosl, MD'73

2006 Alumni Merit Award Recipient

George J. Bosl, MD'73

September 15, 2006

Dr. George J. Bosl has devoted his professional life to find ways to control the ravages of cancer, develop new clinical therapies, and preserve the quality of life for cancer patients.

The Ohio native earned his bachelor's degree from John Carroll University in 1969, and graduated from the Creighton University School of Medicine in 1973. T oday, he holds the Patrick M. Byrne Chair in Clinical Oncology at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York. He is also chairman of the Department of Medicine, overseeing 24 divisions and more than 230 physicians. Researchers at Sloan-Kettering form a front line in the search for more effective and less toxic cancer treatments.

Dr. Bosl specializes in testicular cancer research, and is also involved in evaluating new therapies designed to help control cancers of the neck and head while preserving speech and swallowing functions for the patient.

Since 2001, Dr. Bosl has been awarded more than $15.5 million in grant funding, including one to develop the Aging and Cancer Program at Sloan-Kettering.

Dr. Bosl is also professor of medicine at Joan & Sanford I. Weill Medical College of Cornell University in New York City and has authored more than 200 peer-reviewed publications and abstracts. Dr. Bosl has remained close to Creighton, serving as advisor to the Cancer and Smoking Disease Research Program.

Creighton University School of Medicine salutes him for his passion for his profession and his compassion for the suffering, and proudly confers upon Dr. George J. Bosl the 2006 Alumni Merit Award for the School of Medicine.