Outstanding Early-Career GI and GU Researchers Recognized with Merit Awards

Apr 28, 2015

Congratulations to the recipients of Conquer Cancer Foundation of ASCO Merit Awards, awarded to fellows and residents whose research is addressed in high-quality abstracts submitted to an ASCO meeting and recognized for its scientific merit. The following Merit Award winners served as first authors on the submitted abstracts for which they received the award. Learn more about the Merit Awards and their criteria.

2015 Gastrointestinal Cancers Symposium Merit Awards

Andrea M. Abbott, MD, MS
Moffitt Cancer Center

Kamran A. Ahmed, MD
Moffitt Cancer Center

Benjamin T. Cooper, MD
New York University School of Medicine

Chiara Cremolini, MD
Azienda Ospedaliero-Universitaria Pisana Istituto Toscano Tumori

Gary B. Deutsch, MD, MPH
John Wayne Cancer Institute at Saint John’s Health Center

Thomas J. Ettrich, MD
Ulm University Hospital

Daniel A. Goldstein, MD
Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University

Jin He, MD, PhD
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Kavya Krishna, MD
The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center

Oxana V. Makarova-Rusher, MD
National Cancer Institute

Sheraz Markar, MBBChir, MA, MRCS, MSc
Imperial College London

Eric A. Mellon, MD, PhD
Moffitt Cancer Center

Raphael B. Moreira, MD
Centro Oncológico Antônio Ermírio de Moraes

Adnan M. Nagrial, MBBS
Royal Prince Alfred Hospital

Lauren M. Postlewait, MD
Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University

Omar M. Rashid, MD, JD
Moffitt Cancer Center

Jamie C. Riches, DO
Mt. Sinai Health System, St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital Center

Aaron J. Scott, MD
University of Colorado

Smit Singla, MD, MSc
Roswell Park Cancer Institute

Jesse Joshua Smith, MD, PhD
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Elizabeth Smyth, MD
Royal Marsden Hospital

I-Chen Wu, MD, PhD
Kaohsiung Medical University Chung-Ho Memorial Hospital

The 2015 Conquer Cancer Foundation of ASCO Merit Awards in Gastrointestinal Cancers are supported by AstraZeneca; Lilly; Millennium: The Takeda Oncology company; Onyx Pharmaceuticals; and Shine For Scott, Inc.

2015 Genitourinary Cancers Symposium Merit Awards

Wassim Abida, MD, PhD
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Laurence Albiges, MD, PhD
The Lank Center for Genitourinary Oncology, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

Arun A. Azad, MBBS, PhD, FRACP
BC Cancer Agency

Paramjot Bains, MBBS
Dalhousie University

Helen Chow, MD
University of California, Davis

Aaron Falchook, MD
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Bishoy M. Faltas, MD
New York-Presbyterian Hospital

Andre P. Fay, MD
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

Jarett L. Feldman, MD
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Patrizia Giannatempo, MD
Fondazione IRCCS Istituto Nazionale Tumori

Samuel D. Kaffenberger, MD
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Anusha Kalbasi, MD
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania

Jordan Kardos, BS
UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center

Xiande Liu, PhD
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

Christos Mikropoulos, MSc
Institute of Cancer Research

Rowan Miller, MBBS
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

Andrea Necchi, MD
Fondazione IRCCS Istituto Nazionale Tumori

Shalu Pahuja, MD
University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute

Daniele Raggi, MD
Fondazione IRCCS Istituto Nazionale Tumori

Jorge D. Ramos, DO
University of Washington School of Medicine

Carolina Saldana, MD
Hôpital Henri Mondor

B. Harpreet Singh, MD
National Cancer Institute

Stephen B. Williams, MD
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

The 2015 Conquer Cancer Foundation of ASCO Merit Awards in Genitourinary Cancers are supported by Astra Zeneca; Lilly; Millennium: The Takeda Oncology company; and Onyx Pharmaceuticals.

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