Grantees in the News!
During the second half of 2011, the following BCRF-funded grantees were recognized for their scientific accomplishments and/or elected by their peers to head national biomedical organizations.
In October, José Baselga, MD, PhD
was awarded an honorary degree, Doctor Honoris Causa
, from the University of Valencia, Spain, in recognition of his efforts in the field of personalized cancer care.
Lisa Carey, MD
was awarded the National Cancer Institute Director's Service Award in 2011 for her contributions to breast cancer research and care.
A leader in elucidating the connections between numerous lifestyle factors and the risk of cancer, Graham Colditz, MBBS, MD, MPH, Dr.PH was among four individuals and one family awarded the 2011 Medal of Honor for Cancer Control Research, the highest honor from the American Cancer Society.
The American Association for Cancer Research honored Andrew Dannenberg, MD in October with its Prevent Cancer Foundation Award for Excellence in Cancer Research, for his groundbreaking research demonstrating the connections between inflammation and cancer.
This fall, Nancy E. Davidson, MD was among 65 new members and five foreign associates elected to the Institute of Medicine, which is considered among the highest honors in the fields of health and medicine.
Charis Eng, MD, PhD has been named to the expert panel of the World Health Organization project, Grand Challenges in Genomics for Public Health in Developing Countries, to develop a list of priorities for genomics-based interventions for improving public health.
The Society for Translational Oncology honored Gabriel N. Hortobagyi, MD with its 2011 Bob Pinedo Cancer Care Prize for his life-long dedication to cancer patients and his scientific achievements.
The 2011 Vanderbilt Prize in Biomedical Science, established at Vanderbilt University to honor women scientists who have "a stellar record of research accomplishments," was awarded to Titia de Lange, PhD for her research on telomeres.
Sir Paul M. Nurse, FRS received the 2011 Prince of Asturias Award for Communication and Humanities from Spain's Crown Prince Felipe. This award is one of eight of Spain's Asturias prizes presented each year in various categories.
Kornelia Polyak, MD, PhD received the Paul Marks Prize for Cancer Research, an award presented biennially by Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center to honor promising scientists under the age of 46. Winners of this prize are selected by a committee comprised of prominent cancer researchers.