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April 22, 2017
Please join us in congratulating Dr. Matthew Greenblatt on receiving a March of Dimes Basil O’Connor Award.Matthew Greenblatt, MD, PhD Assistant Professor of Pathology and Laboratory MedicineThe award is $150,000 over a two-year period and is given to young investigators who show great promise for making important contributions to infant health.Matt received this award for his work identifying a novel periosteal mesenchymal stem cell that is important for normal skeletal development.Congratulations, Matt!
April 22, 2017
Please join us in congratulating Dr. Matthew Greenblatt on receiving a 2017 American Society for Clinical Investigation (ASCI) Young Physician-Scientist Award.Matthew Greenblatt, MD, PhDAssistant Professor of Pathology and Laboratory MedicineASCI is a society of physician-scientists who are elected to membership. Each year the ASCI recognizes a distinguished group of early career physician-scientists who have shown remarkable promise for making important contributions to the medical sciences.  Dr. Greenblatt was recognized for his important discoveries in identifying key cellular pathways...
February 16, 2017
Please join us in congratulating Dr. Mark Rubin on his election to the Association of American Physicians (AAP).AAP is a national society of physician-scientists who are elected based on their important scientific contributions that have ultimately impacted human health.  Sixty people are elected each year.Mark A Rubin, MD Director, Institute for Precision Medicine
January 25, 2017
Please join us in congratulating Dr. David Rickman on receiving a 3-year $2M DOD Impact Award. He will share this award with his Co-PI, Dr. Himisha Beltran from the Department of Medicine. David Rickman, PhD Assistant Professor of Pathology and Laboratory MedicineThis award will support Dr. Rickman and Beltran's work in elucidating the mechanisms by which N-Myc promotes neuroendocrine prostate cancer (NEPC) and in developing novel therapeutic agents to target N-Myc-dependent pathways critical for NEPC.Congratulations, Drs. Rickman and Beltran!
January 22, 2017
Please join us in congratulating Dr. Pengbo Zhou on receiving a $1.3M 5-year R01 from the National Cancer Institute (NCI).Pengbo Zhou, PhD Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine The focus of the study is to establish the mechanistic role of the CUL4B ubiquitin ligase in the pathogenesis of colon cancer.  Dr. Zhou will also identify small molecule inhibitors of CUL4B and test their efficacy in treating colon cancer.Congratulations, Dr. Zhou!
December 4, 2016
Please join us in congratulating Dr. Nancy Du for receiving a 5-year $1.3M NIH/NCI grant entitled “Beyond Apoptosis, Bcl-xL in Tumor Metastasis.”Nancy Du, PhD Assistant Professor of Pathology and Laboratory MedicineThe focus of these studies will be to elucidate the cellular pathways that are regulated by Bcl-xL to promote cell migration and how the aberrant regulation of these pathways contributes to the formation of metastatic lesions in cancer.   Congratulations, Dr. Du!
November 13, 2016
Please join us in congratulating Dr. Mark Rubin on receiving a 3-year R01 award for $500k.Along with his collaborator at Yale, Dr. Mark Gerstein, Dr. Rubin will develop approaches to identify non-coding mutations that are important for prostate cancer. Mark A Rubin, MD Director, Institute for Precision Medicine
October 29, 2016
Please join us in congratulating Dr. Nancy Du on receiving a DOD Breast Cancer Breakthrough Award.Nancy Du, PhD Assistant Professor of Pathology and Laboratory MedicineThis is a 3-year $500,000 award that will support Dr. Du’s work examining a novel function for the Bcl-xL protein in promoting cell migration and metastasis. Congratulations Dr. Du!
September 12, 2016
Please join us in congratulating Dr. Ethel Cesarman and her collaborators on receiving a four-year $1M grant from the NIH to develop a novel testing approach for Kaposi’s sarcoma (KS).The study is a collaboration between Dr. Cesarman’s laboratory and laboratories at Cornell University, UCSF and the Infectious Diseases Institute in Kampala, Uganda.Ethel Cesarman, MD, PhD Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

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