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AACR Selects Johns Hopkins Faculty for Awards, Board of Directors and Inaugural Fellows - 04/08/2013

AACR Selects Johns Hopkins Faculty for Awards, Board of Directors and Inaugural Fellows

Release Date: April 8, 2013
Pancreatic Cancer Sequencing Team
Pancreatic Cancer Sequencing Team

Johns Hopkins cancer scientists and clinicians have been honored by the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) during their annual meeting in Washington, D.C., April 6-10.
The newly-elected AACR Board of Directors will include Elizabeth M. Jaffee, M.D., and Victor E. Velculescu, M.D., Ph.D., as they serve a three-year term beginning this year. Kenneth Kinzler, Ph.D., will serve on the AACR's Nominating Committee for the 2013-2015 term.
Among the inaugural class of 106 Fellows of the AACR Academy are Donald S. Coffey, Ph.D., Carol W. Greider, Ph.D., and Bert Vogelstein, M.D. The Fellows' Academy was created to recognize distinguished scientists whose major scientific contributions have propelled significant innovation and progress against cancer.
Finally, the Pancreatic Cancer Sequencing Team in the Sol Goldman Pancreatic Cancer Research Center received the Seventh Annual AACR Team Science Award. The team, led by Ralph H. Hruban, M.D., includes 20 scientists from Johns Hopkins, Emory University and Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. The$50,000 award was given to honor the Team’s impact on understanding fundamental genetic changes in pancreatic cancer. Team members include Michael Choti, M.D., Luis Diaz, M.D., James Eshleman, M.D., Ph.D., Michael Goggins, M.D., Joseph Herman, M.D., Christine Iacobuzio-Donahue, M.D., Scott Kern, M.D., Kenneth Kinzler, Ph.D., Alison Klein, Ph.D., Anirban Maitra, M.B.B.S., Alan Meeker, Ph.D., Nick Papadopoulos, Ph.D., Victor Velculescu, M.D., Ph.D., Bert Vogelstein, M.D., Christopher Wolfgang, M.D., Ph.D., and Laura Wood, M.D., Ph.D., from Johns Hopkins and its Ludwig Center; N. Volkan Adsay, M.D., from Emory University, and Peter Allen, M.D., and David S. Klimstra, M.D., from the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center.

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