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Three Scientists Recognized With Awards for Distinguished Research in Tumor Immunology


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Padmanee Sharma, MD, PhD

Padmanee Sharma, MD, PhD

Miriam Merad, MD, PhD

Miriam Merad, MD, PhD

Boris Reizis, PhD

Boris Reizis, PhD

The Cancer Research Institute honored three scientists for their work in immunology and cancer immunotherapy at the group’s annual gala held recently in New York. Padmanee Sharma, MD, PhD, Professor of Genitourinary Medical Oncology and Immunology at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, received the William B. Coley Award for Distinguished Research in Tumor Immunology. Dr. Sharma also delivered the William B. Coley Lecture during the International Cancer Immunotherapy Conference, held earlier in the month. 

Miriam Merad, MD, PhD, Professor of Oncological Science at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York, received the William B. Coley Award for Distinguished Research in Basic Immunology. The Cancer Research Institute established this award in 1975 in honor of Dr. -William B. Coley, now regarded as the Father of Cancer Immunotherapy, whose daughter Helen Coley Nauts (1907–2001) founded the Cancer Research Institute.

Boris Reizis, PhD, Professor of Pathology and Medicine and Director of the Training Program in Immunology and Inflammation, at the New York University School of Medicine, received the Frederick W. Alt award for new discoveries in immunology. Dr. Reizis is also a member of NYU Langone’s -Perlmutter Cancer Center. ■


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