October 3, 2016

2016 Young Investigator Award

2016 Young Investigators Award
Daniel Wahl, MD, PhD receiving the Young Investigator Award at the 2016 ASCO Annual Meeting with father Richard Wahl (bottom Left) and wife Suzanne Wahl (bottom middle).

The Conquer Cancer Foundation of ASCO Young Investigator Award provides funding to promising investigators to encourage and promote quality research in clinical oncology. The purpose of this grant is to fund physicians during the transition from a fellowship program to a faculty appointment. The award is a one-year grant totaling $50,000 to support personnel and/or research expenses and travel to attend the Conquer Cancer Grants and Awards Ceremony at the ASCO Annual Meeting.

The Conquer Cancer Foundation Young Investigator Award was first awarded in 1984. To date, ASCO has funded 952 clinical investigators across the globe totaling more than $39 million.

We are happy to share that Dr Daniel Wahl is one of the 2016 recipients of this prestigious award. The title his grant application is “Targeting Wild Type Isocitrate Dehydrogenase 1 as a Metabolic Strategy to Improve Glioblastoma Therapy.” Dan was in Chicago last month with members of his family to accept the award.

Several current and former residents and faculty members … and our chairman … have also received the award in previous years; 2014: Dean Shumway, MD and Corey Speers, MD, PhD, 2010: Felix Feng, MD, 2004: Spring Kong, MD, PhD, 2006: Dan Hamstra, MD, PhD, 1991: Bill McLaughin, MD, 1988: Ted Lawrence, MD, PhD. A short video about the award and how it has impacted the careers of several recipients can be found here.