Fox Chase Cancer Center and the Lewis Katz School of Medicine are pleased to announce the winners of its American Cancer Society (ACS) Institutional Research Grant Pilot Project Competition for Junior Investigators. The competition was open to eligible junior faculty at Fox Chase Cancer Center and the Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University.
This year’s awardees are Sergei Grivennikov, PhD, Assistant Professor, Fox Chase Cancer Center; Rongsheng (Ross) Wang, PhD, Assistant Professor, Lewis Katz School of Medicine, Temple University; and Elias Obeid, MD, MPH, Assistant Professor, Fox Chase Cancer Center.
The purpose of the Institutional Research Grant is to provide seed money for the initiation of promising new projects by younger investigators, so they can leverage preliminary results that enable them to compete successfully for national research grants. Each award provides funding of $60,000 over 2 years.
Dr. Grivennikov’s winning project was “The Role of Interleukin 17RB Signaling in Colitis-Associated Colon Cancer.” Dr. Wang earned the award for “Novel Protein Agents for Image-Guided Cancer Therapy.” And Dr. Obeid received a Special Interest Award for his proposal, “Exploring the Prostate Cancer Genome in Men of African Descent.” ■