Dr. Giselle López Accepted to SNO Future Leaders Development Program

Associate Professor of Pathology Giselle López, MD, PhD, has been accepted to the Society for Neuro-Oncology (SNO) Future Leaders Development Program. She is one of only 14 applicants accepted to this inaugural 2024 cohort.

The goals of the SNO Future Leaders Development Program are to:

  1. Train neuro-oncology professionals to become the change leaders of tomorrow
  2. Recruit and cultivate diverse leaders within the SNO
  3. Foster leadership advancement for participants both within SNO and in their own institutions
  4. Establish strategic connections with current leaders in brain tumor research and treatment

The program runs for 10 months, and includes monthly virtual meetings plus two in-person workshops, the first of which will be held on Aug. 8th in Denver, Colorado. Participants will also work on a collaborative project with an ad-hoc SNO committee to address an initiative aligned with an SNO strategic priority. The project output will be presented to the SNO board of directors at the annual meeting. Learn more about the program here.

López has been widely recognized for her achievements.  In October 2023, she received the Spark Award from the Association for Women in Science (AWIS), in recognition of her strong leadership skills and for her vocal advocacy for diversity and inclusive scientific practices. Read more about the award and advocacy work here.

In July 2023, the American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP) named López to its prestigious ASCP 2023 40 Under Forty list. The list includes 40 high-achieving pathologists, pathology residents, and medical laboratory professionals under age 40 who are being honored for professional excellence. Read more about that honor, and watch a short video about her work here.