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Barbara B. Rubenstein Professorship in Oncology

RubensteinBarbaraBARBARA B. RUBENSTEIN, who succumbed to breast cancer in 2001, was a charter member of the Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center Advisory Council and a devoted friend of the center’s director, Martin Abeloff, MD. A tireless advocate for translational research and the concept of rapidly directing knowledge gained in the laboratory to the clinic and patients, Mrs. Rubenstein challenged the faculty to consider new ways of approaching research discovery. Family and friends are also establishing the Barbara B. Rubenstein Scholar Award at Hopkins to support an outstanding young investigator in breast cancer research. The Philadelphia Art Museum, where she had served as a trustee and chair of the European Decorative Arts Committee, named a gallery in her honor.