Published in the November 2012 Newsletter

Members of the ECOG-ACRIN Cancer Research Group have the opportunity to honor young Group talent by nominating an investigator less than 46 years of age for the 2013 Young Investigator Award. The nomination process for this award, one of the Group’s top distinctions, is open from now until April 19, 2013.

Each year since 1999, the ECOG Research and Education Foundation has recognized one young investigator as an outstanding research leader working within a member institution who has made substantial scientific and/or administrative contributions to the Group. A committee composed of previous winners makes the selection.

The 2013 recipient will be announced at the spring meeting of the ECOG-ACRIN Cancer Research Group, which will be held May 16-18, 2013 in Atlanta, GA. As part of the honor, the recipient will be invited to present his or her research at the fall Group meeting (November 15-17, 2013) in Hollywood, FL.

A Principal Investigator (PI) at any ECOG-ACRIN member institution can nominate a young investigator for this award. Nominations must be submitted in writing and include a letter of support from the PI describing the individual’s scientific and/or administrative contributions to the Group specifically, as well as to the scientific community-at-large. A copy of the nominee’s curriculum vitae should accompany the letter. Nominees must be less than 46 years of age.

Nomination deadline: April 19, 2013. Please submit nominations via email, mail, or fax to:

ECOG Research and Education Foundation
Young Investigator Award
c/o Deborah Deal
1818 Market Street, Suite 1100
Philadelphia, PA 19103
Phone: 215-789-3609
Fax: 267-256-5291
gro.riahcgocenull@laedd

Previous Recipients:

1999
Joan Schiller, MD
Wisconsin Clinical Cancer Center

2000
Joseph A. Sparano, MD
Montefiore Hospital and Medical Center

2001
Ann Denise Thor, MD
Evanston Hospital

2002
Rafael Fonseca, MD
Mayo Clinic

2003
Robert S. Dipaola, MD
The Cancer Institute of New Jersey

2004
Jordan D. Berlin, MD
Vanderbilt University Medical Center

2005
Neal J. Meropol, MD
Fox Chase Cancer Center

2006
S. Vincent Rajkumar, MD
Mayo Clinic

2007
Kathy Miller, MD
Indiana University School of Medicine

2008
Keith Flaherty, MD
University of Pennsylvania

2009
Athanassios Argiris, MD
University of Pittsburgh

2010
Ahmad A. Tarhini, MD
University of Pittsburgh

2011
Lynne I. Wagner, PhD
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

2012
Bryan P. Schneider, MD
Indiana University School of Medicine