Current Funded Investigators

2020 Recipients

Christopher Heaphy, PhD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
“Modeling Alternative Lengthening of Telomeres (ALT) As A Distinct Molecular Subclass of Cancer”


Hadi T. Nia, PhD
Assistant Professor
“Tools for Probing Solid Stresses in Fibrotic Tumors”



Jessica L. Petrick, PhD
Assistant Professor of Medicine
“Helicobacter Pylori and Colorectal Cancer in African American Women”


2019 Recipients:

Dennis Jones, PhD
Assistant Professor, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
“Understanding the role of cancer-associated fibroblasts in immune suppression and growth of lymph node metastases”

Gareth Morgan, PhD
Research Assistant Professor, Hematology/Oncology
“Development of genomic methods for AL amyloidosis”

Jennifer Rider, ScD, MPH
Assistant Professor, School of Public Health, Epidemiology
“Patterns in long-term prescription opioid use in patients with cancer who are HIV-infected and HIV-uninfected”

2018 Recipients:

Elizabeth Duffy, MA
Assistant Professor, Pathology & Laboratory Medicine

Joshua Campbell, PhD
Assistant Professor, Division of Computational Biomedicine
“Histological and genomic characterization of premalignancy in prostate cancer from men with African Ancestry”

Christine Gunn, PhD
Research Assistant Professor, Medicine/General Internal Medicine
“Developing Educational Materials for Women with Dense Breasts Using a Multi-Stakeholder Approach”

Kimberly Mak, MD, MPH
Assistant Professor, Radiation Oncology
“Establishing Routine Measurement of Patient-Reported Outcomes  for Radiation Oncology Patients at a Safety Net Hospital”