Newsmaker: Dr. Julie Bauman
Noteworthy: Bauman, an oncologist who specializes in head and neck cancer treatment and research, is one of 12 winners of the 2014 Translational Grant award from the V Foundation for Cancer Research. The $600,000 award over a three-year period will propel research and a clinical trial focused on finding targeted treatment for forms of throat cancer caused by human papillomavirus.
Residence: Squirrel Hill
Family: Husband, Berndt Schmit; three children, ages 15, 12, and 10
Occupation: Director of the Head and Neck Cancer Section and Thyroid Cancer Section in the Division of Hematology-Oncology at UPMC. Bauman sees patients and collaborates with researchers and lab scientists.
Background: Bauman’s parents were in the public health field. Before joining UPMC in 2012, she worked at the University of New Mexico.
Education: Medical degree and master’s in public health from Tufts University School of Medicine, residency training at the University of Utah, and a medical oncology fellowship at the University of Washington, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle.
Quote: “I think the field of cancer (treatment) is really going to transform in the next 10 years. We’re really at the dawn of a new era with precision medicine and immunotherapy. It’s very exciting.”