Houston cancer-fighting institution names 10 innovative fellows
A Houston institution has identified 10 researchers moving the needle on curing cancer.
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center named 10 "early career" faculty members to its 2021 class of Andrew Sabin Family Fellows. The fellowship was established by philanthropist Andrew Sabin through a $30 million endowment in 2015 and "encourages creativity, innovation and impactful cancer research at MD Anderson in the areas of basic science, clinical, physician-scientist and population and quantitative science," according to a news release.
Sabin has served as a member of the MD Anderson Cancer Center Board of Visitors since 2005.
"Researchers at MD Anderson are unmatched in their ability to develop bold tactics aimed at tackling cancer," he says in the release. "My hope is that through our support, we can inspire and assist these brilliant minds in their dedicated work to end cancer."
The program will dole out $100,000 to each fellow over two years. Since its inception, the program has selected and supported 52 fellows specializing in cancer research from basic science to translational research to survivorship.
"Our early career researchers are a pivotal part of the innovative discoveries that fuel our mission to end cancer," says President Peter WT Pisters, in the release. "We are extremely grateful for the generosity of the Andrew Sabin Family Foundation in allowing our institution to recruit and retain the highest caliber of young researchers through this fellowship program. Together, we will continue Making Cancer History."
The 2021 class of Sabin Family Fellows includes:
- Francesca Cole, Ph.D., associate professor, Epigenetics and Molecular Carcinogenesis
- Michael Curran, Ph.D., associate professor, Immunology
- Yejing Ge, Ph.D., assistant professor, Cancer Biology
- Vivek Subbiah, M.D., associate professor, Investigational Cancer Therapeutics
- Ching-Wei Tzeng, M.D., associate professor, Surgical Oncology
- Sangeeta Goswami, M.D., Ph.D., assistant professor, Genitourinary Medical Oncology
- Betty Y.S. Kim, M.D., Ph.D., associate professor, Neurosurgery
- Pavlos Msaouel, M.D., Ph.D., assistant professor, Genitourinary Medical Oncology
- Michelle Hildebrandt, Ph.D., associate professor, Lymphoma-Myeloma
- Ethan Ludmir, M.D., assistant professor, GI Radiation Oncology