There are only a few times in life when you can actually say that your life’s work and your personal passions meet in a meaningful way. Before becoming the Chief Scientific Officer of Bristol-Myers Squibb, I dedicated many years researching cancer and treating patients. I also have a passion for sports. More specifically, I am very passionate about football (go Patriots!), cycling, tennis and running (I’ve had the honor of running the Boston Marathon 22 times—including 14 times for the MGH Cancer Center in Boston).
Earlier this year, I was given the opportunity to marry my two passions yet again when I was invited to participate in the Coast 2 Coast 4 Cancer ride. I put on my cycling shoes and joined seven teams of Bristol-Myers Squibb employees who are biking nearly 2,800 miles across the country to raise money for Stand Up To Cancer to accelerate cancer research.