Christian Jobin, Ph.D.
Dr. Jobin was awarded a grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services R01 for his project, “Role of Bacteria in Colitis-Associated Colon Cancer.”
Christopher Cogle, M.D.
Dr. Cogle was selected to moderate the ACS CAN Central Florida Policy Forum on Clinical Trials, which took place on Aug. 7. Cogle highlighted the role of stakeholders such as health care systems, researchers, the pharmaceutical industry, and government, in the success and direction of clinical trials.
Ji-Hyun Lee, Dr.P.H.
Dr. Lee was elected as a Fellow of the American Statistical Association. Lee is the director of the UF Health Cancer Center’s Division of Quantitative Sciences and the Biostatistics Shared Resource, and she is professor in the department of biostatistics at the UF College of Public Health and Health Professions and the UF College of Medicine. Lee was nominated due to her contributions to statistical science and outstanding reputation.
Steven J. Hughes, M.D., FACS
Dr. Hughes was named division chief of surgical oncology. His leadership will cover breast, melanoma, sarcoma and endocrine (BMSE) surgery and pancreatic and biliary (PBS) surgery.
Mingy Xie, Ph.D.
Dr. Xie received an R35 grant funded by NIGMS called, “RNA metabolism mediated by the Integrator complex.”
Sumita Bhaduri-McIntosh, Ph.D., M.D.
Dr. Bhaduri-McIntosh was elected as a U.S. representative to the board of the International Association for Research on Epstein-Barr virus and Associated Diseases.
Tanmay Lele, Ph.D., and Charles Baer, Ph.D.
Dr. Lele and Dr. Baer received a National Science Foundation grant for their project that will use experimental techniques to uncover evolutionary rules underlying mechano-evolution.
Weihong Tan, Ph.D.
Dr. Tan received the Ralph N. Adams Award in Bioanalytical Chemistry sponsored by the Pittsburgh Conference and the American Chemical Society Award in Spectrochemical Analysis from the American Chemical Society. In addition, Tan was the recipient of the NIH Maximizing Investigators’ Research Award.
2018-2019 Clinical Research Staff Block Grant
Tiago Machuca, M.D., Ph.D.; Hiren Mehta, M.D.; Atif Iqbal, M.D., and Natalie Silver, M.D., were awarded the 2018-2019 Clinical Research Staff Block Grant as part of the Academic points Program. This grant is part of an exciting collaboration between the UF Health Cancer Center and the Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery Program.
Gynecologic Oncology Group
The Gynecologic Oncology Group accepted the UF Health Cancer Center as a site for early phase gynecologic cancer studies. This acceptance will allow the Cancer Center to expand its treatment options to women with GYN cancers.
UF Health Proton Therapy Institute earns ACR accreditation
Of the 27 proton therapy centers in the U.S., the UF Health Proton Therapy Institute is one of 11, and the only one in Jacksonville, to earn the ACR seal of accreditation representing the highest level of quality and patient safety. This is the second consecutive accreditation awarded to the UF Health Proton Therapy Institute and is a distinction earned by facilities that meet or exceed national standards in radiation oncology.
UFHCC Pilot Awards | Mechanisms of Oncogenesis Awardees
Philip Efron, M.D.; Michael Kladde, Ph.D.
Project Title: “Epigenetic Driven Innate Immune Dysfunction in Cancer Patients with Sepsis”
Xin Tang, Ph.D.; Dietmar Siemann, Ph.D.
Project Title: “Studying Tumor Bioelectricity by Light”