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First IDP Foundation Research Innovation Challenge Award Recipients Announced

The Lurie Cancer Center is pleased to announce the first recipients of the 2015 IDP Foundation Research Innovation Challenge Awards. Funded by a generous donation from the IDP Foundation, these awards are intended to allow teams of researchers to collect the preliminary data necessary to apply for large, collaborative NIH grants.

The inaugural IDP Foundation Award recipients are:


Andrew Parsa, MD, PhD
Andrew Parsa, MD, PhD

Project 1: “Effect of radiation and DNA alkylator chemotherapy on host immune response to intracranial tumor”

PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR
Andrew Parsa, MD, PhD, Professor of Neurological Surgery

CO-INVESTIGATORS
Derek Wainwright, PhD, Assistant Professor of Neurological Surgery  
Jeffrey Raizer, MD, Professor of Neurology
C. David James, PhD, Professor of Neurological Surgery



Sui Huang, MD, PhD
Sui Huang, MD, PhD

  

H.G. Munshi, MD
H.G. Munshi, MD

 

Project 2: “Development of metarrestin as a therapeutic for pancreatic cancer”

CO-PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATORS
Sui Huang, MD, PhD, Associate Professor of Cell and Molecular Biology
H.G. Munshi, MD, Associate Professor of Hematology/Oncology


Elizabeth Perlman, MD
Elizabeth Perlman, MD

 

Project 3: “Embryonic renal tumors: a model for epigenetic transcription regulation in early stem cells”

PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR
Elizabeth Perlman, MD, Professor of Pathology 

CO-INVESTIGATORS
Samantha Gadd, PhD, Research Assistant Professor of Pathology
Jacek Topczewski, PhD, Research Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Vasil Galat, PhD, Research Assistant Professor of Pathology


Direct questions regarding this funding opportunity to Benette Phillips, PhD. at schallma@northwestern.edu.

Read more about the IDP Foundation Research Innovation Challenge Grants

(Last updated on February 1, 2016 )