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January 25, 2017

Case Comprehensive Cancer Center Researchers Receive Outstanding Investigator Awards from NIH

Three Case Comprehensive Cancer Center researchers received Outstanding Investigator Awards from the National Institutes of Health (NIH). These highly competitive multi-year federal grants recognize investigators who have achieved significant research accomplishments. The amount and duration of the awards allows researchers to take greater risks and be more adventurous in their research.

Sanford Markowitz headshotSanford Markowitz, MD, PhD, Leader of the GI Cancer Genetics Program at the Case Comprehensive Cancer Center, Markowitz-Ingalls Professor of Cancer Genetics at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and medical oncologist at UH Seidman Cancer Center, received a seven-year, $6.7 million dollar award from the National Cancer Institute (NCI) to advance promising molecular studies of colon cancer. 

Jaroslaw MaciejewskiJaroslaw Maciejewski, MD, PhD, Leader of the Hematopoietic and Immune Cancer Biology Program at the Case Comprehensive Cancer Center and Chair of the Department of Translational Hematology and Oncology Research at Cleveland Clinic, will receive more than $5.5 million over the next seven years from the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI). The award will support his work translating scientific advances in bone marrow failure syndromes into improved patient care.

Mukesh JainMukesh Jain, MDChief Scientific Officer of University Hospitals and Harrington Discovery Institute, Chief Research Officer of the UH Harrington Heart & Vascular Institute, and Vice Dean for Medical Sciences and Professor of Medicine at the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, also received a NHLBI Outstanding Investigator Award. The seven-year, $6.7 million dollar award will support Jain's research on age-related cardiovascular risks. 

"We could not be more proud of the accomplishments of Sandy, Jarek, and Mukesh," said Stan Gerson, MD, Director of the Case Comprehensive Cancer Center and UH Seidman Cancer Center, and Asa and Patricia Shiverick- Jane Shiverick (Tripp) Professor of Hematological Oncology at the CWRU School of Medicine. "These Outstanding Investigator Awards are a testament to their continuing leadership and expertise in their fields."

In 2015, Jeremy Rich, MD from the Department of Stem Cell Biology and Regenerative Medicine at the Cleveland Clinic Lerner Research Institute was the first member from our Center to receive an Outstanding Investigator Award.

 

Related: 

Cleveland Clinic Researchers Receive Outstanding Investigator Awards to Find New Treatments for Complex Diseases [Cleveland Clinic - Jan 18, 2017]

NIH honors researchers with Outstanding Investigator Award [Case Western Reserve University and University Hospitals - Jan 25, 2017]