November 16, 2004

Olivia Fermano
(215) 349-5653


John H. Glick, MD, Receives Roman Catholic High’s
2004 Greater Philadelphia Area Leadership Award

(Philadelphia, PA) Roman Catholic High School has awarded its 2004 Greater Philadelphia Area Leadership Award to John H. Glick, MD, Director of the Abramson Cancer Center of the University of Pennsylvania.

The Greater Philadelphia Area Leadership Award is presented each year in memory of Thomas E. Cahill, a successful Philadelphia Business leader in the 1800s who provided for the creation of Roman Catholic High School in his will. Former recipients in include Mark Schweiker, President and CEO of the Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce, and the Honorable Edward G. Rendell, former Mayor of the City of Philadelphia and current Governor of Pennsylvania.

“This annual award honors an individual who displays outstanding leadership as well as significant civic stewardship. John Glick exemplifies these qualities,” said Daniel M. DiLella, Chairman of the Greater Philadelphia Area Leadership Award. “An acknowledged international leader in the area of breast cancer, Hodgkin’s disease, and non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, Dr. Glick’s career as a physician, researcher and educator has embodied creating knowledge and providing hope to cancer patients and their families.”

Glick is the Leonard and Madlyn Abramson Professor of Clinical Oncology and a Professor of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. He has served as Director of the Abramson Cancer Center of the University of Pennsylvania since 1985 and as Past President of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), the world’s leading professional organization of cancer physicians who set the standard for patient care worldwide.

In addition to an extremely active clinical practice, Glick is recognized as a leader in designing clinical trials and is frequently called upon to speak to his peers on the latest advancements in cancer research and patient care.

Glick began his career at the University of Pennsylvania in 1974. Prior to that he completed fellowships in Medical Oncology at the National Cancer Institute and Stanford University. Glick graduate magna cum laude from Princeton University, received his medical degree from Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons in New York, and completed his residency in Internal Medicine at Columbia-Presbyterian Hospital.

A New York native, Glick and his wife Jane Glick MD, have two daughters and reside in Swarthmore, PA.


The Abramson Cancer Center of the University of Pennsylvania was established in 1973 as a center of excellence in cancer research, patient care, education and outreach. Today, the Abramson Cancer Center ranks as one of the nation’s best in cancer care, according to U.S. News & World Report, and is one of the top five in National Cancer Institute (NCI) funding. It is one of only 39 NCI-designated comprehensive cancer centers in the United States. Home to one of the largest clinical and research programs in the worlds, the Abramson Cancer Center of the University of Pennsylvania Has 275 active cancer researchers and 250 Penn Physicians involved in cancer prevention, diagnosis and treatment.

PENN Medicine is a $2.7 billion enterprise dedicated to the related missions of medical education, biomedical research, and high-quality patient care. PENN Medicine consists of the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine (founded in 1765 as the nation’s first medical school) and the University of Pennsylvania Health System (created in 1993 as the nation’s first integrated academic health system).

Penn’s School of Medicine is ranked #3 in the nation for receipt of NIH research funds; and ranked #4 in the nation in U.S. News & World Report’s most recent ranking of top research-oriented medical schools. Supporting 1,400 fulltime faculty and 700 students, the School of Medicine is recognized worldwide for its superior education and training of the next generation of physician-scientists and leaders of academic medicine.

Penn Health System is comprised of: its flagship hospital, the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, consistently rated one of the nation’s “Honor Roll” hospitals by U.S. News & World Report; Pennsylvania Hospital, the nation's first hospital; Presbyterian Medical Center; a faculty practice plan; a primary-care provider network; two multispecialty satellite facilities; and home health care and hospice.

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