Dean's Healthcare System Team Science Award
The Annual Dean’s Healthcare System Award, sponsored by Conduits, the Institute for Translational Sciences, has been established to acknowledge and underscore the emerging importance of interdisciplinary teams to the translation of research discoveries into clinical applications.
Winner: The Center for Personalized Cancer Therapeutics - Marshall Posner, MD, Celina Su-Ping Ang, MD, Erdem Bangi, PhD, Joshua Brody, MD, Ross Cagan, PhD, Michael Donovan, MD PhD, Matthew Galsky, MD, Sara Kim, PharmD, Krzysztof Misiukiewicz, MD MSCR, Eric Schadt, PhD, Isaiah Selkridge, BS, Andrew Uzilov, PhD, and Kendra Yum, PharmD
Description: The Center for Personalized Cancer Therapeutics (CPCT) Study Team (5 oncologists, an experimental pathologist; 2 doctoral pharmacists; 2 genomicists; and 2 biologists), reflective of 5 departments and 3 Institutes includes MD, PharmD and PhD investigators. The CPCT team built a personalized “fruit fly avatar” using transgenic technology to identify and optimize candidate drug combinations for individual patient-derived tumors, in an effort to provide an individualized treatment plan that best aligns with the patients’ own disease biology. Thus CPCT is an exemplary model of novel & innovative team science.
Presenter: Janice L. Gabrilove, MD