Five UF faculty receive American Cancer Society grants

Alberto Perez, Ph.D., Fan Zhang, Ph.D., Naykky Singh Ospina, M.D., Zhe Ma, Ph.D., and Ryan Kolb, Ph.D., received American Cancer Society Institutional Research Grants. These grants are part of a block award given to UF that enables the Cancer Center to support early-stage investigations with funding. 


FACCA-funded team to study cervical cancer prevention in Florida

Stephanie Staras, Ph.D., has received a Florida Academic Cancer Center Alliance (FACCA) grant to study trends in cervical cancer screening and follow-up care among women in Florida. Staras is collaborating on the pilot project grant with co-principal investigators Jessica Islam, Ph.D., at Moffitt Cancer Center, and Matthew Schlumbrecht, M.D., at Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center.


UF-led research identifies genes involved in chemotherapy resistance in pediatric AML

A team led by UF researchers has used genome-wide CRISPR/cas9 screening to identify genes that are sensitive or resistant to etoposide, a chemotherapy drug used to treat pediatric acute myeloid leukemia, or AML. The findings could pave the way for developing new drug targets to overcome treatment resistance.


UF researcher receives NCI grant to construct genomic database

Kiley Graim, Ph.D., an assistant professor in the University of Florida department of computer & information science & engineering, has been awarded a $1.5 million grant from the National Cancer Institute to build a first-of-its-kind database and study genomic information from a wide range of animals to gain insight into the mechanisms of rare human cancers.



UF Health Cancer Center Research Day 2023


About: The UF Health Cancer Center invites you to Research Day 2023, taking place in person at the Hilton University of Florida Conference Center on January 11, 2023.

Call for Abstracts

Abstract submissions are due by Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022 at 11:59 p.m. In keeping with the center’s mission to foster education and training and to build research collaborations, trainee prizes will be awarded. Faculty and staff are welcome to submit an abstract in order to showcase current research and foster mentorship; however, faculty/staff posters will not be judged. Submit an abstract.

Predoctoral Awards

The UF Health Cancer Center Predoctoral Awards are awarded annually to up to five graduate students. These awards are intended to recognize and support outstanding predoctoral candidates who are conducting innovative cancer research. The award allots a total of $10,000 to the recipient for a one-year period: $8,000 for lab supplies and $2,000 for travel expenses for the student. Awardees will be asked to give a three-minute thesis presentation at Research Day 2023. Applications are due by Thursday, Dec. 1, 2022 at 11:59 p.m. Apply for a Predoctoral Award.

When: Jan. 11, 2023 | Abstract submission & Predoctoral Award application deadline: Dec. 1, 2022

Where: Hilton University of Florida Conference Center

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Contact: | 352-273-8014