Victoria Willard 1981-2024

It is with deep sadness that the SIOP PPO committee acknowledges the passing of our colleague Dr Victoria (Tori) Willard.

Tori joined the SIOP PPO committee in 2022 and has worked as an active member of our committee since that time, particularly in the planning of our pre-congress Education Days.

Tori completed her doctoral training in psychology at  Duke University, and fellowship training  at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis TN. After fellowship, Tori continued her career at St. Jude and became an Associate Member of faculty. Tori has been remembered by her St. Jude colleagues as a dedicated clinician, researcher, teacher, mentor and friend.

We are forever grateful for Tori’s contribution and commitment to the field of paediatric oncology.

She will be greatly missed by colleagues far and wide and by the members of the SIOP PPO committee.

Vale Tori.

Maria McCarthy & Christopher Recklitis (SIOP PPO Network co-chairs) on behalf of SIOP and our paediatric oncology community

Rememberance Gathering

Relatives, colleagues, and friends are invited to attend a remembrance gathering on Sunday, April 28, 2024, at 3 pm at Ridgeway Country Club, 9800 Poplar Avenue, Germantown TN. As Tori would want it, “little humans” are welcome. A private interment will be held at a later date in Durham, NC.

Gifts in her memory may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.

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