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Three CCR accomplishments receive Excellence in Technology Transfer Awards

Feb 23, 2018

The Federal Laboratory Consortium for Technology Transfer has recognized three CCR accomplishments with Excellence in Technology Transfer Awards. This award category honors employees of FLC member laboratories and non-laboratory staff who have accomplished outstanding work in the process of transferring federally developed technology. Read more…

Dr. Michael Gottesman

Michael Gottesman receives the Dr. Nathan Davis Award for Outstanding Government Service

Feb 20, 2018

Michael Gottesman, M.D., Chief of the Laboratory of Cell Biology, has received the Dr. Nathan Davis Award for Outstanding Government Service from the American Medical Association (AMA) for his contributions to public health, medical science and the training of physician-scientists. As the AMA’s top government service award, the Dr. Nathan Davis Award recognizes elected and career officials in federal, state or municipal service whose outstanding contributions have promoted the art and science of medicine and the betterment of public health. Read more…

Michael Gottesman receives the Dr. Nathan Davis Award for Outstanding Government Service
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Doug Lowy and John Schiller receive the Szent-Györgyi Prize for Progress in Cancer Research

Feb 15, 2018

The National Foundation for Cancer Research (NFCR) will honor CCR’s Doug Lowy, M.D., Chief of the Laboratory of Cellular Oncology, and John Schiller, Ph.D., Deputy Chief of the Laboratory of Cellular Oncology, with the Szent-Györgyi Prize for Progress in Cancer Research during a ceremony on May 5 in Washington, D.C. The annual prize, named after NFCR’s co-founder, Albert Szent-Györgyi, M.D., Ph.D., honors scientists who have made an original discovery or breakthrough in scientific understanding that has had a lasting impact on the cancer field and saving people’s lives. In addition to the more than 150 papers co-authored by Drs. Lowy and Schiller, the duo’s research has led to great advances in understanding HPV infection and the development of three preventive HPV vaccines approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Read more…

Doug Lowy and John Schiller receive the Szent-Györgyi Prize for Progress in Cancer Research
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CCR scientists help develop first recommendations for managing mesothelioma

Feb 7, 2018

Anish Thomas, M.B.B.S., M.D., Investigator in the Developmental Therapeutics Branch, Markku Martti Miettinen, M.D., Ph.D., Senior Clinician in the Laboratory of Pathology, and Raffit Hassan, M.D., Co-Chief of the Thoracic and Gastrointestinal Oncology Branch, are among the contributing authors of the American Society of Clinical Oncology’s first guidelines for evidence-based recommendations on the management of mesothelioma. The guidelines were informed by 222 relevant studies. The recommendations were developed for diagnosis, staging, chemotherapy, surgical cytoreduction, radiation therapy and multimodality therapy in patients with mesothelioma. Learn more…

CCR scientists help develop first recommendations for managing mesothelioma
Kenneth Aldape, M.D.

Ken Aldape joins CCR as Chief, Laboratory of Pathology

Feb 5, 2018

Kenneth Aldape, M.D., has joined CCR as the Chief of the Laboratory of Pathology. Dr. Aldape’s research interests focus on the molecular pathogenesis and classification of brain tumors, particularly malignant gliomas and meningliomas. His passion is to apply new molecular technologies to classify tumors from a biological perspective. Learn more...

Ken Aldape joins CCR as Chief, Laboratory of Pathology
Dr. Yves Pommier

Yves Pommier named fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science

Jan 23, 2018

Yves Pommier, M.D., Ph.D., Chief of the Developmental Therapeutics Branch, was recently elected a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). Election as a fellow honors AAAS members whose efforts to advance science or its applications have distinguished them among their peers and colleagues. The 2017 AAAS Fellows will be recognized on Feb. 17, 2018 at the AAAS annual meeting in Austin, TX. Read more...

Yves Pommier named fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science
Dr. Michael Gottesman

Michael Gottesman honored with Order of the Rising Sun by Japanese Government

Jan 19, 2018

The Government of Japan recently honored Michael Gottesman, M.D., Chief of the Laboratory of Cell Biology, with the Order of the Rising Sun, Gold Rays and Neck Ribbon, for his contributions toward promoting research exchange in the biomedical field between the U.S. and Japan. The Order of the Rising Sun was established in 1875 as the first national decoration awarded by the Japanese government. Read more...

Michael Gottesman honored with Order of the Rising Sun by Japanese Government
Natalie Porat-Shliom, Ph.D.

Natalie Porat-Shliom joins CCR as NIH Stadtman Investigator

Jan 8, 2018

Natalie Porat-Shliom, Ph.D. has joined the Thoracic and Gastrointestinal Oncology Branch (TGIB) as a Stadtman Tenure Track Investigator. Dr. Porat-Shliom's research focuses on utilizing intravital microscopy for imaging and understanding the biology of human cancer. She will explore how normal and malignant cells metabolically adapt to changes in nutrient supply and energy demand and will address specific questions concerning metabolic heterogeneity under physiological conditions and metastatic disease using both mouse model and human samples. Learn more...

Natalie Porat-Shliom joins CCR as NIH Stadtman Investigator
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Thomas Waldmann named Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors

Dec 13, 2017

Thomas A. Waldmann, M.D., Co-chief of the Lymphoid Malignancies Branch, has been named a Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors (NAI). According to the NAI, election to NAI fellow status is the highest professional accolade for academic inventors who have demonstrated a prolific spirit of innovation in creating or facilitating outstanding inventions that have made a tangible impact on quality of life, economic development, and welfare of society. With the election of the 2017 class there are now 912 NAI Fellows, representing over 250 research universities and governmental and non-profit research institutes. On April 5, 2018, the 2017 NAI Fellows will be inducted as part of the Seventh Annual NAI Conference.  

Thomas Waldmann named Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors
Anupama Khare, Ph.D.

Anupama Khare joins CCR as NIH Stadtman Investigator

Dec 12, 2017

Anupama Khare, Ph.D. has joined the Laboratory of Molecular Biology as a Stadtman Tenure Track Investigator. Dr. Khare's research focuses on understanding how different microbial species co-exist in the same environmental niche and what the molecular interactions in such communities are. She is also interested in studying antibiotic persistence and identifying novel bacterial pathways that can be targeted for antimicrobial therapy in investigating the genetic basis of complex bacterial behaviors in natural environments, with an overarching goal of identifying novel targets for antibiotic therapies. Learn more...

Anupama Khare joins CCR as NIH Stadtman Investigator

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