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Jennifer Wheler ’88

As an undergraduate at Princeton, Jennifer Wheler majored in art history and did a thesis in photography. She received her MD from Cornell followed by an internship and residency in Internal Medicine at Columbia-Presbyterian, a fellowship in oncology at Yale Cancer Center and a fellowship in Breast Medical Oncology at Memorial Sloan Kettering in New York. Jennifer was recruited to MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas, and from 2006-2015 as an Assistant Professor and then Associate Professor, she led over 30 early clinical trials of novel cancer agents and helped to build the largest Phase I trials unit in the country. She is the co-author of more than 135 peer-reviewed publications. From 2015-2018 Jennifer led teams at Novartis in Cambridge, MA to develop novel immunotherapy agents. Recently she joined a (stealth) start up biotech in Boston as SVP Clinical Development. Jennifer is the Founder and Board President of COLLAGE: The Art for Cancer Network, a non profit that brings high impact art programming to cancer patients at MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Columbia-Presbyterian Hospital in NYC and in Boston at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.


Small Roundtable Discussions

Saturday, October 6

Moderated informal discussions on topics regarding family, health, financial planning and identity.

Vanessa Tyson ’98
, Associate Professor of Politics, Scripps College; Fellow, Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences, Stanford University
Julis Romo Rabinowitz Building, Room 399

Envisioning the Future of Cancer Therapy
Jennifer Wheler ’88, SVP Clinical Development TScan Therapeutics
Carl A. Fields Center, Multipurpose Room

Identity Politics and the LGBTQ Community
Tina Madison White ‘82, Executive Director, Blue Ridge Pride Center, Inc.
Carl A. Fields Center, Multipurpose Room

Innovations and Solutions in Addressing Addiction
Jessica Hulsey Nickel ’98, Founder, President and CEO, Addiction Policy Forum
Carl A. Fields Center, Multipurpose Room

Single Mom by Choice
If you have been thinking about having or adopting a child as a single parent, if you are in the process of trying to become a single mother, or if you are parenting as a single mother by choice, then come join the conversation. This roundtable will discuss things like: how to start, what single parenting really looks like, how to tell your family, friends or even your child, or different ways of becoming a single mother by choice. Come for a casual discussion about becoming a single mother by choice and to connect with others on the journey. (Note: This is not a discussion for single mothers by divorce, but for women who, at least initially, start the process as a sole parent).
Anne-Marie Maman ’84, Executive Director, Princeton Entrepreneurship Council
Carl A. Fields Center, Multipurpose Room

Tapping Resilience in a Time of Grief
Jill Smolowe ’77, Author and Certified Grief and Divorce Coach
Carl A. Fields Center, Multipurpose Room

Turning the Tables: Caring for Our Aging Parents
Jenni Levy ’82, Hospice and Palliative Medicine Physician
Louis A. Simpson International Building, Room B60A-C

An Unexpected Path: Parenting Young Adults With Mental Illness
Robin Herman ’73, Assistant Dean, Retired, and Hilary Herbold *97, Psychotherapist, Princeton University Counseling and Psychological Services
Carl A. Fields Center, Multipurpose Room