First Translational Bridge Program Award Recipients Announced
The Lurie Cancer Center is pleased to announce the recipients of the first Translational Bridge Program award, established to foster the translation of basic science research into clinical advancements.
Four Lurie Cancer Center investigators will receive funding to support a Postdoctoral Bridge Fellow in their laboratories for one year. Under the co-mentorship of these investigators and a partnering clinician, Bridge Fellows will design and execute a translational project targeting a specific cancer type. The aim of the Fellows’ work will be to ultimately propel laboratory work into investigator-initiated clinical trials.
The awardees, their clinical partners, and the focal point of their research project are:
Vadim Backman, PhD
Shohreh Shahabi, MD
David Gius, MD, PhD
Cesar Santa-Maria, MD
Thomas O’Halloran, PhD
Jeffrey Raizer, MD
Ali Shilatifard, PhD
Jane Winter, MD
Read more about the Translational Bridge Program