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The MDS Foundation aims to raise awareness of myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS), an often unrecognized and under-diagnosed rare group of bone marrow failure disorders that affects an estimated 12,000-20,000 people each year in the United States, with this number expected to grow.
Dr. Odenike is Professor of Medicine, and Director of the Leukemia Program at the University of Chicago Medicine. Dr. Odenike’s research and medical practice is focused on myeloid malignancies, including acute and chronic leukemias, myelodysplastic syndromes (MDS) and myeloproliferative neoplasms (MPNs). She has a particular interest in new drug development in these diseases, with a view to improving patient outcomes. She has served as the Principal Investigator of several clinical/translational trials including NCI sponsored, investigator initiated clinical trials. She is co-Director of the University of Chicago Personalized Cancer Care Consortium, serves on the Alliance Leukemia Core Committee and is the Chair of the MDS working basket of the NCI Myeloid Malignancies Precision Medicine Initiative. She has authored/co-authored over 100 peer reviewed articles, has served in various editorial, scientific and review committees for the National Institutes of Health, American Society of Clinical Oncology and American Society of Hematology.
Margaret Green RN, BSN, OCN, graduated from the University of Indiana 1999 and retired from the University of Chicago in 2019. Twenty years of leukemia/MDS research experience at University of Chicago, and a member of the Oncology Nursing Society since 2000. Margaret is originally from Portage, Indiana and has lived in Northwest Indiana her entire life. She has a wonderful husband of 46 years and four beautiful daughters: an entrepreneur in business education, an MS Advanced Practice Nurse, a Doctor of Pharmacy and a family therapist. Margaret also has seven grandchildren and a rambunctious yellow lab puppy, who is in training to be a therapy dog and she hopes to be volunteering soon with her new partner, bringing comfort and smiles to those in need. Margaret also loves camping, boating and quilting. Being part of a team that cared for MDS patients was truly an honor and a privilege for her and she hopes, with all of her heart that with research and progress MDS will cease to exist!
Dionne Miller joined the ABC 7 Eyewitness News Sports team as weekend sports anchor and reporter in October 2014.
Vice President of News Jennifer Graves commented about Miller’s expertise in the sport arena, “During her time here in Chicago, Dionne Miller has built a stellar reputation as an aggressive reporter who tells great stories and connects with viewers. She has a passion for sports and it shows. We are thrilled she’s joining us and know she’ll be a terrific addition to the ABC 7 sports team.”
When Miller first started reporting sports in Chicago, she hit the ground running. She was assigned to cover opening day at Wrigley Field, and simultaneously fell in love with the city and its fans. She’s since covered it all, from the Bears, to the Bulls; the Hawks to high school sports.
Most recently, Miller was at Fox Chicago where she worked as a sports anchor and reporter since 2012.
Prior to that, she served as host for Fox Sports Ohio, primarily covering pre and post-game shows for the Cleveland Cavaliers from 2010-12. In addition, she served as a college football sideline reporter for the Big Ten Network.
She was the main anchor of the “Columbus Sports Network” (WCSN, Columbus, Ohio), after reporting sports in Sarasota, Florida; San Diego, California; and, the New England area.
Miller began her career at KSVI/KHMT in Billings, Montana, serving as sports reporter before moving on to WPTZ in Burlington, Vermont, as weekend sports anchor.
Miller is a true sports fan. She jokes, “When not working, I enjoy watching sports, I know, shocking!” She also loves family, friends and good food.
Miller is an Ohio native. She and her husband have two young children and enjoy calling Chicago home.
Find Dionne on Facebook: @dmillerc
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