The Society for Immunotherapy of Cancer’s (SITC) Fellowships and Award program was established through the Forward Fund to support the development of young investigators in the field to cultivate the next generation of cancer immunotherapy experts. Since 2014, SITC has committed more than $3 million in fellowship awards to deserving young investigators.Become a SITC member today or renew your membership to be eligible for funding and award opportunities.
The Society for Immunotherapy of Cancer (SITC) is pleased to announce the recipients of seven 2020 fellowships and a new award, to support the next generation of cancer immunotherapy and tumor immunology experts through dedicated funding of impactful research.
The fellowship and award recipients will be honored during a ceremony at the society’s 35th Anniversary Annual Meeting.
The 2020 SITC Fellowships and Award recipients are:
SITC-Bristol Myers Squibb Postdoctoral Cancer Immunotherapy Translational Fellowship Recipient: Li Qiang, PhDInstitution: Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Harvard Medical SchoolProject Title: “Signaling pathways in tumoricidal macrophages in pancreatic cancer”Award Amount: $200,000 (two year)
SITC-Amgen Cancer Immunotherapy in Hematologic Malignancies Fellowship Recipient: Suman Paul, MBBS, PhDInstitution: Johns Hopkins School of MedicineProject Title: “T cell receptor variable gene targeting for T cell cancer immunotherapy” Award Amount: $100,000 (one year)
SITC-AstraZeneca Immunotherapy in Lung Cancer Clinical FellowshipRecipient: Jacob Kaufman, MD, PhDInstitution: Duke University Medical CenterProject Title: “Strategies to overcome immunotherapy resistance in LKB1 and KEAP/NRF2 mutated NSCLC: modulating ferroptosis to restore immune sensitivity”Award Amount: $100,000 (one year)
SITC-Merck Cancer Immunotherapy Clinical Fellowship Recipient: Joseph Clara, MDInstitution: National Institutes of Health (NIH)Project Title: “CRISPR-Cas9-based gene editing to enhance cytotoxicity of natural killer cells against multiple myeloma” Award Amount: $100,000 (one year)
SITC-Genentech Women in Cancer Immunotherapy FellowshipRecipient: Natalie Vokes, MDInstitution: Dana-Farber Cancer InstituteProject Title: “Dissecting the molecular mediators of treatment response and resistance evolution in NSCLC"Award Amount: $50,000 (one year)
SITC's Holbrook Kohrt, MD, PhD Cancer Immunotherapy Translational Memorial Fellowship (Sponsored by Genentech)Recipient: Kipp Weiskopf, MD, PhDInstitution: Whitehead Institute for Biomedical ResearchProject Title: “Engaging macrophages to eliminate cancers with driver mutations” Award Amount: $50,000 (one year)
2020 NCI Immunotherapy FellowshipRecipient: John Shin, MDInstitution: Mayo Clinic RochesterCo-Sponsored by the National Cancer Institute (NCI) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and SITC, made possible in part by an educational grant from EMD Serono. This 1-year program allows the fellow to have exposure to multiple clinical immunotherapeutic approaches and also to key opinion leaders in the field of clinical immunotherapy. Click here for more information on this fellowship.
SITC-NanoString Technologies Spatial Profiling AwardAwardee: Todd Triplett, PhDInstitution: University of Texas Dell Medical SchoolProject Title: “Determining the interplay between T-ALL and the immune system in distinct organs by digital spatial profiling”Award: Access to NanoString Technologies’ spatial profiling technology
This year’s SITC Fellowships and Award were made possible through the generosity of Amgen, AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals LP, Bristol Myers Squibb, Genentech, Inc., Merck, EMD Serono, and NanoString Technologies.
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