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Dr. Matthew Greenblatt Wins Pershing Square Sohn Prize for Young Investigators in Cancer Research

Dr. Matthew Greenblatt, an assistant professor of pathology and laboratory medicine at Weill Cornell Medicine, has been awarded the 2019 Pershing Square Sohn Prize for Young Investigators in Cancer Research to support his work studying tumor growth in bone.    

Dr. Matthew Greenblatt
Credit: John Abbott

Established in 2013, the prize is awarded each year to New York-based scientists pursuing compelling cancer research and provides $200,000 in funding annually for up to three years. The Pershing Square Sohn Cancer Research Alliance supports innovative cancer research and facilitates collaborations between academia and industry in hopes of contributing to finding cures for cancer. Dr. Greenblatt will receive his award at a reception on May 22 in Manhattan.

“I’m really delighted that the resources this prize provides will let us pursue an exciting research project,” said Dr. Greenblatt, who is also a pathologist at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center. “The award is designed to help you pursue big-picture ideas that may not fall within the scope of traditional National Institutes of Health funding, projects that are ambitious and risky.”

Dr. Nicholas Brady Wins Prize at 12th Annual Multi-Institutional Prostate Cancer SPORE Retreat

Congratulations to Dr. Nicholas Brady, a post-doctoral fellow working in David Rickman’s lab, who won 1st prize for a poster and talk he presented at the 12th Annual Multi-Institutional Prostate Cancer SPORE Retreat.

Nicholas is also a recipient of the NIH/NCI Molecular and Translational Oncology Research (MTOR) Training Program (7/2018 – 6/2020).

Dr. Selina Chen-Kiang to be Honored by the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society

Selina Chen-Kiang, PhD
Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

We are delighted to announce that the New York City Chapter of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) will be honoring Dr. Selina Chen-Kiang at the 2nd Annual Crimson Ball on Wednesday, April 24, 2019 at The Mandarin Oriental in New York City. LLS and their mission to find better treatments and a cure for blood cancer is a cause that is highly important to Dr. Chen-Kiang. For over 20 years she has worked tirelessly with LLS and the NYC Chapter as a Board member, advocate and researcher.

A renowned professor of pathology and laboratory medicine, and immunology at Weill Cornell Medicine, Dr. Chen-Kiang has received multiple LLS grants over the past two decades, enabling her seminal work on a therapy that targets enzymes that play vital roles in cell division and are implicated in multiple cancers.

We ask that you join us as we pay tribute to Dr. Chen-Kiang at the Crimson Ball for her significant contributions to LLS and cancer research. Please visit to purchase a ticket. If you are unable to join us on April 24th, we hope you will consider purchasing a tribute journal ad or making a donation to Fund the Fight in Selina’s honor.

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