Young Investigator Award

The ASPHO Young Investigator Award was established in 1989 to formally recognize excellence in research in pediatric hematology/oncology. Fellows and faculty members who are less than 4 years post-fellowship are eligible for the award. The goal is to promote basic and clinical investigation in the fields of hematology and oncology. The award is based on an evaluation of abstracts submitted to the annual meeting, along with review of the candidates’ other research contributions and goals. Award winners receive a monetary award. Awards representing excellence in basic research in oncology/hematology will be presented this year.

2014 Award Recipients

The Young Investigator Recipients will present at the 27th Annual Meeting on Friday, May 16 at 6 pm.

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Kevin Curran, MD
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
New York, NY
Chimeric Antigen Receptor (CAR) T Cells Targeting the CD19 Antigen for the Treatment of Relapsed B Cell Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (B-ALL)

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Meenakshi Hegde, MD
Texas Children's Cancer Center, Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, TX
Genetically Modified T Cells Simultaneously Target HER2 and GD2 to Enhance the Control of Osteosarcoma

Recipients of this prestigious award are:

2014
Kevin Curran, MD
Meenakshi Hegde, MD

2013
Alex Kentsis, MD PhD
Benjamin Mizukawa, MD

2012
Emily Riehm Meier, MD
Jason Yustein, MD PhD

2011
Amy K. Keating, MD
David M. Barrett, MD PhD

2010
Carl E. Allen, MD PhD
Alejandro Gutierrez, MD
2009
Alix E. Seif, MD MPH
Peter Zage, MD PhD
2008
Jordan A. Shavit, MD PhD
Jonathan D. Fish, MD
2007
Loretta Lau, MD
Marcella Popescu, MD
2006
Michael Engel, MD PhD
Theodosia A. Kalfa, MD PhD
2005
Carolyn Bennett, MD
David T. Teachey, MD
2004
Christina M. Couglin, MD PhD
David G. Motto, MD PhD
2003
Patrick Zweidler-McKay, MD PhD
Valerie I. Brown, MD PhD
2002
Peter H. Shaw, MD
Shoshana Revel-Vilk, MD
2001
Sinisa Dovat, MD
Michael Wang, MD

2000
Shakeel Modak, MD

1999
No Recipients
1998
Steven Pipe, MD
Jason Shohet, MD PhD
1997
Anne L. Angiolillo, MD
John M. Maris, PhD
1996
Martin U. Kuefer, MD
Jeffrey A. Toretsky, MD
1995
Barbara J. Bambach, MD
Kara M. Kelly, MD
1994
Edwin M. Horwitz, MD PhD
Kathleen M. Sakamoto, MD
1993
Stella M. Davies, PhD MBBS
Marisha A. Lucero, MD
1992
Emmanual Katsanis, MD
Stephan R. Paul, MD

1991
Peter A. Aplan, MD

1990
Carolyn A. Felix, MD