June 15, 2001
MEDIA CONTACT: Vanessa Wasta
A Johns Hopkins clinician-scientist is one of five physicians worldwide selected to receive the 2001 Damon Runyon-Walter Winchell Clinical Investigator Award sponsored by Eli Lilly and Company. Joseph Califano, M.D., assistant professor of otolaryngology at the Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, was selected for his research in head and neck cancer. The Clinical Investigator Award was established to encourage young, gifted physicians to dedicate their careers to clinical research and, in turn, accelerate cancer research breakthroughs. Recipients of this prestigious award split a $1.1 million grant and have up to $100,000 of their medical school debts retired.