Interdisciplinary Pilot Awardees
Bad Blood: The Role of Clonal Hematopoiesis in the Aggressive Phenotype of Solid Tumors
Principal Investigators: Olga Guryanova, M.D., Ph.D.; Christian Jobin, Ph.D.; Dorina Avram, Ph.D.
On the TRAIL of a proteostatic KILLER of EGFR+ and HER2+ breast tumors
Principal Investigators: Brian Law, Ph.D.; Ronald Castellano, Ph.D.; Christopher McCurdy, Ph.D., F.A.A.P.S.; Bonnie Avery, Ph.D.
Mechanistic insights for synergistic interactions between CCR2 antagonists and immune checkpoint inhibitors in slowing glioma progression
Principal Investigators: Jeffrey K. Harrison, Ph.D.; Maryam Rahman, Ph.D.
Breast Cancer Survivors Perceptions towards Physical Activity and the Role of Online Social Networks
Principal Investigators: François Modave, Ph.D.; Janice Krieger, Ph.D.
Florida Department of Health Awards
Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) production to allow Phase 1 clinical trials testing intralesional delivery of myxomavirus to patients with advanced small cell lung cancer
Principal Investigators: Frederic Kaye, M.D.; Maria Zajac-Kaye, Ph.D.; Hiren Mehta, M.D.
Sponsor: FL Department of Health James and Esther King Biomedical Research Program
Defining and therapeutically targeting HDAC8-driven reprogramming in melanoma brain development
Principal Investigators: Keiran Smalley, Ph.D.; Jonathan Licht, M.D.
Sponsor: H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center/FL Department of Health Bankhead-Coley Cancer Research Program
The Florida pancreas collaborative next-generation biobank: Reducing health disparities and improving survival for pancreatic cancer
Principal Investigators: Jennifer Permuth, Ph.D.; Jose Trevino, M.D., F.A.C.S.
Sponsors: Lee Moffitt Cancer Center/FL Department of Health James and Esther King Biomedical Research Program
Identification of Therapeutic Targets and Pathways in Relapsed Childhood Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia Associated with NSD2 Mutation
Principal Investigator: Jonathan Licht, M.D.
Sponsors: Florida Department of Health Live Like Bella Pediatric Cancer Research Initiative
Dr. Peter Dziegielewkski, M.D., F.R.C.S.
The University of Florida’s Head and Neck Oncology program has established an Advanced Head and Neck Surgical Oncology and Microvascular Reconstruction fellowship under the directon of Dr. Peter Dziegielewkski (Dr. Dz). The American Head and Neck Society recently visited and evaluated the University of Florida’s program and granted full accreditation to the fellowship.