The Rider

December 27, 2010

One of Pelotonia’s Best and Brightest Is On The Move At The James

Filed under: The James — The Blog @ 6:06 AM

Up to this point, Gustavo Leone might be best known to many in the Pelotonia community as the rider who did the 180-mile route in 2009 without a single practice ride.

Now that’s determination! Not to mention a lesson in the meaning of the words saddle sores.

Then again, you may know Gustavo for his work as the director of the Pelotonia Fellowship Program, which has already awarded more than 50 fellowships to the best and brightest students to do research at the Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center – Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute.

And now, Gustavo has been named associate director of basic research for the CCC and James.

Click here to read more about Gustavo.

Gustavo – in addition doing his own breakthrough cancer research – will now be responsible for overseeing and expanding laboratory-based science efforts through mentoring, recruitment and facilitating cancer research collaborations, according to an OSU press release. He will work to recruit additional senior faculty and physician scientists to expand Ohio State’s expertise in basic and translational research efforts, particularly in breast, genitourinary, gastrointestinal and thoracic cancer.

Uh-oh, I guess this means Gustavo will have even less time to train for Pelotonia 2011 – and his third consecutive 180-mile ride. But, as he has already proven, some people don’t need to actually train. Then again, I wouldn’t try this if I was you.

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