“The Florida Department of Health grants are stringently reviewed by peers from other states and only the most innovative and impactful projects are funded. Therefore, I am very proud of the accomplishments of the UF Health Cancer Center members in receiving such an array of grants this year,” said Jonathan Licht, M.D., director of the UF Health Cancer Center. “These projects each have the potential to make significant advances in the understanding of the molecular basis of cancer, as well as its prevention and treatment. This continues our mission to make a difference in the lives of the residents of Florida.”
Mai Tanaka-Wakefield, mentored by Dietmar Siemann, Ph.D., was awarded the 5th Annual Education Initiative Award by the UF College of Medicine and received a silver medal for her presentation at the 46th Annual Medical Guild Research Symposium.
Shanan Emmanuel, mentored by Mavis McKenna, Ph.D., and Robert McKenna, Ph.D., received a bronze medal for her presentation at the 46th Annual Medical Guild Research Symposium.
Brandon Murphy, mentored by Yehia Daaka, Ph.D., received a bronze medal for his presentation at the 46th Annual Medical Guild Research Symposium.
Rachel Newsome, mentored by Christian Jobin, Ph.D., received the Advancement to Candidacy Award, which is awarded to outstanding students that recently passed their qualifying exams.
Alison Ivey, R.N., M.S., OCN, CCRP
Alison Ivey, R.N., M.S., OCN, CCRP, was promoted to chair of the NRG Oncology Clinical Trials Nurse Subcommittee.
Clinical Research Office study coordinator Melissa Lynn was elected to the NRG Oncology Clinical Trials Nurse Subcommittee.
AACR is a premier event in cancer research. The AACR Annual Meeting program covers the latest discoveries across the spectrum of cancer research—from population science and prevention; to cancer biology, translational, and clinical studies; to survivorship and advocacy—and highlights the work of the best minds in research and medicine from institutions all over the world. The full conference program is available here.
To see the sessions, presentations and abstracts of UF collaborators from Week 1, click here.