Alessandro Santin Recognized as 2019 ASCO Leader in Cancer Care
Research by Alessandro Santin, M.D., professor of gynecology, obstetrics & reproductive sciences and leader of the Disease Aligned Research Team of the Gynecologic Oncology Program at Smilow Cancer Hospital and Yale Cancer Center, has had his research selected as one of the top five advances of the year by the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO).
Iwasaki Is Honored by the International Cytokine & Interferon Society
Akiko Iwasaki, PhD, Waldemar Von Zedtwitz Profesor of Immunobiology and Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology; and professor of dermatology, is a 2019 recipient of the Seymour & Vivian Milstein Award for Excellence in Interferon and Cytokine Research, given by the International Cytokine & Interferon Society (ICIS).
Geneticist Lesch Is Named a 2019 Searle Scholar
Bluma Lesch, MD, PhD, assistant professor of genetics, has been named a 2019 Searle Scholar, an honor awarded to support the independent research of exceptional young faculty in the biomedical sciences and chemistry who have recently been appointed as assistant professors on a tenure-track appointment.
Hafler Is Elected to the National Academy of Medicine
David A. Hafler, MD, chair of the Department of Neurology, the William S. and Lois Stiles Edgerly Professor of Neurology, and professor of immunobiology, has been elected to the National Academy of Medicine, in recognition of his outstanding achievements in medicine.
Neuroscientists, Geneticist Win ‘High Risk, High Reward’ Grants
Three Yale researchers have won 2018 ‘High Risk, High Rewards’ grants from the Common Fund of the National Institutes of Health, which intends to fund “major opportunities and gaps in biomedical research that require trans-NIH collaboration to succeed.”
CURESEARCH for Children's Cancer Announces Inaugural Catapult Award Recipient
CureSearch is proud to announce its inaugural Catapult Award has been granted to Dr. Ranjit Bindra of the Yale Cancer Center, supporting his ground-breaking work on a novel drug for pediatric glioma. CureSearch’s Catapult Awards support high impact, clinic ready projects as part of an overall research strategy focused on moving treatments into development in an accelerated timeframe. Bindra has an established history with CureSearch as a highly productive Young Investigator Award recipient from 2015-2017. “Childhood cancer continues to be the number one disease killer of children. Through the Catapult Awards, we are directly funding Phase I or Phase II clinical research that will drive new treatments to the marketplace for the kids who need it most,” said Kay Koehler, CureSearch CEO. “With the Catapult Awards, we are funding only the most promising therapies – those that show a strong potential for future approval and commercialization, quickly.”
Yale’s Crews honored by the Royal Society of Chemistry
Yale’s Craig Crews is a recipient of the Khorana Prize, the Royal Society of Chemistry announced May 8. Crews is the Lewis Cullman Professor of Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology, and professor of chemistry and pharmacology. He was one of 80 scientists honored by the Royal Society of Chemistry. The Khorana Prize recognizes outstanding achievement award for research at the chemistry and life science interface.
Dr. Sangini S. Sheth selected as one of the ACOG 2018 Immunization Champion Award Winners
New for ACOG in 2018, the Immunization Champion Award recognizes members who have demonstrated exceptional progress in increasing immunization rates among women. The award is intended to recognize ob-gyns who are doing an exemplary job of going above and beyond to educate patients and other providers, as well as increasing access to immunizations in their practice, communities, and the nation. This year ACOG recognizes the hard work and dedication of three selected members who exemplify ACOG’s guidance on immunization for women, one of whom is Dr. Sanguine Sheith, MD from the Yale School of Medicine, Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Sciences.
Yale Cancer Center Team Receives ACTS Award for Immunotherapy Research
A team of Yale Cancer Center investigators led by Roy S. Herbst, M.D., Ph.D., has been awarded the 2018 Team Science Award from the Association for Clinical and Translational Science (ACTS) for its pioneering work in advancing our understanding of Immunotherapy.
Yale Cancer Center's Lifetime Achievement Award Presented to Ruth McCorkle
Ruth McCorkle, PhD, RN, FAAN, Florence Wald Professor of Nursing at Yale School of Nursing, Professor of Chronic Diseases at Yale School of Public Health and Assistant Director for Psychosocial Oncology at Yale Cancer Center, was presented with the Yale Cancer Center Lifetime Achievement Award at Yale Cancer Center’s annual Conclave, an award given annually to a Yale Cancer Center member who has impacted the field of oncology both nationally and internationally.