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Research Funding & GrantsYoung Investigator AwardsResearch Grants
The Young Investigator Awards enable young researchers to move forward with their breast cancer research. These awards come at a critical time in the careers of clinical breast cancer scientists and junior faculty members. All past Symposium attendees nominate the awardees.

Patrick Morris, MD - Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
2011 Brenda M. Williams Young Investigator Award for "A Retrospective to Investigate the Prognostic Impact of Inflammation in Women with Breast Cancer"
$15,000

L. Chuck Harrell, PhD - Linegerger Comprehensive Cancer Center - University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
2011 Young Investigator Award for "Intrinsically Targeting Breast Cancer in Liver Metastasis"
$15,000

Chloe C. Milson, PhD - Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre, Department of Cellular Biology, Toronto
2010 Brenda M. Williams Young Investigator Award for "Impact of Chemotherapy-Induced Activation of Platelets on Therapeutic Efficacy Outcomes in Breast Cancer"
$10,000

Toby M. Ward, PhD, University of Miami, Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine, Department of Hematology/Oncology
2010 Young Investigator Award for "Truncated ErbB2 Receptors as Diagnostic and Therapeutic Targets"
$10,000

Bushra Ateeq, PhD Research Fellow/Michigan Center for Translational Pathology / University of Michigan
2009 Young Investigator Award for "The Role of Antiotensin Type 1 Receptor (AGTR1) in a Subset of Breast Cancer"
$10,000

Laura Gonzalez-Malerva, PhD /The Biodesign Institute /Arizona State University
2009 Young Investigator Award for "Functional Genomics and Proteomics for the Understanding of Endocrine Resistance in Breast Cancer"
$10,000

Elizabeth Iorns, PhD / University of Miami, Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine
2008 Young Investigator Award for "Characterization of Breast Stem Cells for the Identification of Cancer Stem Cell Specific Therapeutic Targets"
$10,000

Jinfeng Suo, PhD / Baylor College of Medicine, Lester and Sue Smith Breast Center
2008 Young Investigator Award for "Duo Regulation of Protein Synthesis and Degradation by the Int6 Breast Tumor Suppressor"
$10,000

N. Lynn Henry, MD, PhD/University of Michigan
2007 Young Investigator Award for "Pilot Study to Characterize Musculoskeletal Changes with Ultrasonography in Women with Breast Cancer Treated with Aromatize Inhibitors"
$10,000

Vijayakrishna K. Gadi, MD, PhD / University of Washington
2007 Young Investigator Award for "Fetal Microchimerism in Normal Human Breast and Breast Cancer"
$10,000

Richard M. Neve, PhD/UCSF Comprehensive Cancer Center
2003 Young Investigator Award for "ESX: an epithelial-specific Ets transcription factor regulating the metastatic potential of human breast cancers"
$10,000

Virginia Kaklamani, MD/ Northwestern University
2003 Young Investigator Award for "Familial Epidemiologic Study of Polymorphisms of the TGF-B Pathway and Familial Breast Cancer Risk"
$10,000

Lisa Newman, MD/ Karmanos Cancer Institute
2001 Young Investigator Award for "Feasibility of Evaluating Breast Cancer Patients with Nipple Aspirates and Ductal Lavage"
$20,000

Maureen Chung, MD/ Women And Infants Hospital, Providence, RI
2000 Young Investgator Award for "Development if RBCG-IL2MUCI Breast cancer Vaccine"
$25,000

Daitoku Sakamuro, MD, The Wistar Institute
1999 Young Investigator Award for "Research in the area of tumorigenesis pathways including the novel Myc-interacting breast tumor suppressor protein, BIN1"
$10,000

Olufunmilayo Olopade, MD, University Of Chicago School Of Medicine
1998 Young Investigator Award for "assessing the response to treatment of patients with known BRCA1 and BRCA 2 mutations"
$15,000