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2018 IDP Foundation Research Innovation Challenge Award Recipients Announced

The Lurie Cancer Center is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2018 IDP / Sherman Fairchild Foundation Research Innovation Challenge Awards. Funded by a generous donation from the IDP Foundation, including a generous supplementary donation from the Sherman Fairchild Foundation, these awards will support innovative, team-driven, cancer research projects that are translational in nature, cross-disciplinary, and collaborative in design and conduct. It is anticipated that these awards will support projects that could evolve to SPORE or PO1 applications and, in some cases, large multi-PI R01s.

The investigator whose award was renewed for 2018 is:

John Crispino “Novel Insights into the Biology and Development of New Therapeutics for Mll-Rearranged Leukemias”

PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR
John Crispino, PhD

CO-INVESTIGATORS
Ali Shilatifard, PhD, Panagiotis Ntziachristos, PhD, Neil Kellejer, PhD, Lihua Zou, PhD, Gary Schiltz, PhD

The 2018 new award recipients are:

David Gius, MD, PhD “Lurie Cancer Center Pilot Breast Cancer SPORE Proposal”

PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR
David Gius, MD, PhD

CO-INVESTIGATORS
Huiping Liu, MD, PhD, Yong Wan, PhD

 

Daniela Matei, MD “Metabolism in High-Grade Serous Ovarian Cancer Metastasis”

PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR
Daniela Matei, MD

CO-INVESTIGATORS
Bin Zhang, MD, PhD, Marcus Peter, PhD

 

Guang-Yu Yang “Inhibition of Oral-Tongue Squamous Carcinogenesis via Targeting Mevalonate Metabolic Pathway”

PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR
Guang-Yu Yang, MD, PhD

CO-INVESTIGATORS
Bin Zhang, MD, PhD, Sandeep Samant, MD

 

Daniel Foltz “Pathways Leading to Centromere Dysfunction and Genome Instability in Cancer”

PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR
Daniel Foltz, PhD

CO-INVESTIGATORS
Lihua Zou, PhD, Dileep Varma, PhD

 

Karl Scheidt, PhD “Selective MEK4 Inhibition to Regulate Tumor Metastasis”

PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR
Karl Scheidt, PhD

CO-INVESTIGATORS
Hidayatullah Munshi, MD, Gary Schiltz, PhD, Mattew Clutter, PhD

 

Bharat Mittal, MD “Exploiting Elemental, Molecular, and Immunological Profiles in Human Papillomavirus Positive and Negative Oropharyngeal Cancers to Enhance Radiation Response”

PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR
Bharat Mittal, MD

CO-INVESTIGATORS
Alfred Rademaker, PhD, Gayle Woloschak, PhD, Tatjana Paunesku, PhD, Athanasios Vasilopoulos, PhD, Kate Poropatich, MD, MHS

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