MCLEAN, Va., Oct. 5, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The immixGroup Foundation announced today it has raised $125,000 to support cancer research, education, and patient care at Johns Hopkins. The foundation is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization affiliated with immixGroup, Inc. immixGroup helps technology companies do business with the government.
Proceeds from the immixGroup Foundation's eighth annual charity golf tournament, held at Lansdowne Resort on October 2, brought the total amount raised on behalf of Johns Hopkins to more than $900,000. These proceeds will fund the immixGroup Foundation Surgical Oncology Fellowship in the Department of Surgery at Johns Hopkins. The fellowship, launched by the immixGroup Foundation in 2009, provides funding for an individual post-doctoral research fellow and equips him or her with the skills to become a leader in the field of academic surgical oncology. This two-year program incorporates a year of clinical training followed by a year dedicated to cancer research. To learn more about the fellowship and the individual fellows, watch this video developed by Johns Hopkins.
The 2012 immixGroup Foundation Fellow, Dr. Danielle Bischof, arrived at Johns Hopkins in July. Dr. Bischof attended medical school at the University of Toronto and subsequently completed its general surgery program. In 2012, she became a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. Dr. Bischof's clinical interest is in the area of surgical management of gastrointestinal cancers and her research interests lie in cancer survivorship, specifically in improving patient-centered outcomes after surgical treatment of gastrointestinal cancers. She plans to complete a master's degree in clinical research methods through the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health during her second year of the fellowship.
Last year's immixGroup Foundation Fellow, Dr. Fabian M. Johnston, arrived at Johns Hopkins in July 2011. Dr. Johnston attended Penn State College of Medicine and completed his residency at Washington University in St. Louis after leaving Louisiana State University as a result of Hurricane Katrina. In the past year, Dr. Johnston has obtained training in advanced surgical oncology and focused on his clinical interests including gastric, colorectal, and pancreatic cancer. Dr. Johnston's second year in the fellowship will be spent pursuing a master's degree in clinical investigations with an emphasis on patient centered outcomes research at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. In addition, he will also be an Armstrong Institute Patient Safety and Quality Scholar. In this endeavor, he will obtain advanced training in patient safety and quality improvement.
Year-after-year, the immixGroup Foundation Charity Golf Tournament continues to benefit from the strong support of the government technology community and local businesses. Top-level sponsorship support came from McAfee, KBZ, OSIsoft, HP, Citrix, Baker Tilly, and Brocade.
|Additional sponsors included:|
|Cassaday & Company|
|Dixon Hughes Goodman, LLP|
|Enterasys Networks, Inc.|
|Guidance Software, Inc.|
|Ingram Micro, Inc.|
|Jones Lang LaSalle|
|Top Down Systems|
|Wells Fargo Advisors|
|The Law Offices of William A. Shook|
More than 100 local businesses and individuals also contributed gift certificates, vacations, golf products, and other items which were auctioned or raffled off during a reception following the tournament.
"We are excited to continue funding the immixGroup Foundation Surgical Oncology Fellowship," said Jeff Copeland, CEO of immixGroup, Inc. "We have witnessed unbelievable generosity from our fellow members of the public sector technology community, government executives, friends, and supporters to raise capital and increase awareness for a very worthy cause. We are proud to know our efforts have allowed Dr. Danielle Bischof to contribute her work to the Johns Hopkins team as they search for a cure for this devastating disease."
"Events such as this go a long way in helping us attain our ultimate goal, which is to care for those suffering with colorectal and others cancers while ridding the world of the disease," said Department of Surgery Vice Chair, Dr. Michael A. Choti. "We want to express our most heartfelt thanks to the immixGroup Foundation and the tournament's sponsors, donors, players, volunteers, and members of the executive planning committee. Their overwhelming generosity, dedicated hard work, and financial support make this annual event a continual success."
Tax deductible donations to the immixGroup Foundation are graciously accepted year-round. To donate, simply send a check payable to "immixGroup Foundation" to:
Attn: Jennifer Taylor
8444 Westpark Drive
McLean, VA 22102
For more information about the Department of Surgery at Johns Hopkins, please visit www.hopkinsmedicine.org/surgery. For more information on the immixGroup Foundation Charity Golf Tournament, please visit www.immixgroup.com/charitygolf. To view pictures from the tournament, please visit immixGroup's Facebook page.
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About immixGroup, Inc.
immixGroup helps technology companies do business with the government. The company's four divisions deliver a unique combination of services for software and hardware manufacturers, their channel partners, and government agencies at the federal, state, and local levels. Since 1997, immixGroup has helped hundreds of large and emerging companies grow and manage their public sector business while providing its government customers with reliable access to leading commercial technologies through the contract vehicles and partners they prefer. For more information, contact immixGroup, Inc. at 703.752.0610, via email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or on the web at www.immixgroup.com.
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