Young Investigator Award Recipients

Each year, one outstanding researcher receives special recognition for making extraordinary scientific achievements during the early years of their career (under the age of 46). The Young Investigator Award is one of the ECOG-ACRIN Cancer Research Group's highest distinctions. Listed below are the recipients since 1992 when the award was established.

Recipients

2022
Jennifer R. Eads, MD
University of Pennsylvania
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2021
Christine M. Lovly, MD, PhD
Vanderbilt University
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2020
Bonnie Ky, MD
University of Pennsylvania
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2019
Roisin M. Connolly, MD
Johns Hopkins University
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2018
Joel W. Neal, MD, PhD
Stanford University

2017
Tait D. Shanafelt, MD
Mayo Clinic Rochester

2016
Suzanne E. Dahlberg, PhD
Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

2015
Heather Wakelee, MD
Stanford University

2014
Shaji K. Kumar, MD
Mayo Clinic Rochester

2013
Suresh S. Ramalingam, MD
Emory University

2012
Bryan P. Schneider, MD
Indiana University

2011
Lynne I. Wagner, PhD
Northwestern University

2010
Ahmad A. Tarhini, MD
University of Pittsburgh

2009
Athanassios Argiris, MD
University of Pittsburgh

2008
Keith T. Flaherty, MD
University of Pennsylvania

2007
Kathy D. Miller, MD
Indiana University

2006
S. Vincent Rajkumar, MD
Mayo Clinic Rochester

2005
Neal J. Meropol, MD
Fox Chase Cancer Center

2004
Jordan D. Berlin, MD
Vanderbilt University

2003
Robert S. DiPaola, MD
Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey

2002
Rafael Fonseca, MD
Mayo Clinic Rochester

2001
Ann D. Thor, MD
Evanston Northwestern Healthcare, Evanston Hospital

2000
Joseph A. Sparano, MD
Albert Einstein College of Medicine

1999
Joan H. Schiller, MD
University of Wisconsin

1998
Information to come*

1997
Information to come*

1996
Elisabeth M. Paietta, PhD
Albert Einstein College of Medicine

1995
Patrick J. Loehrer, MD
Indiana University

1994
Al B. Benson III, MD
Northwestern University

1993
Janice P. Dutcher, MD
Albert Einstein College of Medicine

1992
David H. Johnson, MD
Vanderbilt University

*There is a gap in the organization’s records for 1997 and 1998. Please send an email to Diane Dragaud, Director of Communications, if you have any information about the recipients in these years.

 
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