Patients and supporters can now visit City of Hope without stepping foot on the 114-acre campus. Through a virtual tour online, anyone can enter several of the institution’s research and treatment facilities and hear directly from the scientists and physicians.
A video shows the compassionate care so central to City of Hope.
The guided tour — available on the Internet and intranet — is introduced by Michael A. Friedman, M.D., president and chief executive officer, and follows the path of therapeutic discovery from bench to bedside.
It travels through the Arnold and Mabel Beckman Center for Cancer Immunotherapeutics & Tumor Immunology, Center for Biomedicine & Genetics, and Leslie & Susan Gonda (Goldschmied) Diabetes & Genetic Research Center, as well as clinical facilities including City of Hope Helford Clinical Research Hospital, Geri & Richard Brawerman Ambulatory Care Center, Michael Amini Transfusion Medicine Center and Sheri & Les Biller Patient and Family Resource Center.
It features Richard Jove, Ph.D., Morgan and Helen Chu Director’s Chair of Beckman Research Institute, Michael C. Jensen, M.D., professor of pediatrics and associate chair of the Department of Cancer Immunotherapeutics and Tumor Immunology, John J. Rossi, Ph.D., Lidow Family Research Chair in the Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology, Larry A. Couture, Ph.D., senior vice president of the Sylvia R. & Isador A. Deutch Center for Applied Technology Development, Fouad R. Kandeel, M.D., Ph.D., chair of the Department of Clinical Diabetes, Endocrinology & Metabolism, and Alexandra Levine, M.D., M.A.C.P., chief medical officer.
The new video may be viewed at www.cityofhope.org/videos or www.youtube.com/cityofhopeonline. Staff also may download the video (or select segments) for use in presentations; instructions are available by clicking Video Library at www.coh.org/ezref.