Einstein/Montefiore Department of Medicine

Medicine's Young Investigators Receive Top Awards

February 9, 2009 - BRONX, NY - On Friday, February 6, Montefiore Medical Center's Office of Research and Sponsored Programs held its 15th Young Investigator Symposium. Twenty-seven investigators from eight different departments (including this year, for the first time, the Montefiore North Division) gave presentations.

Investigators from the Department of Medicine's divisions of Oncology and Dermatology received awards for the following presentations:

First Place 

  • Pawan Kaler (Oncology), "Macrophage-derived IL-1b stimulates Wnt signaling and growth of colon cancer cells"
  • Lin Deng (Oncology), "Targeted inactivation of Stat3 in macrophages causes colitis and the development of malignant tumors in the mouse colon"

Second Place 

  • Adam Friedman (Dermatology), "Novel and Versatile Hybrid Nanoparticles: Harnessing the Therapeutic Potenital of Nitric Oxide"
  • Michael Papetti (Oncology), "Critical role of Mybl2 in intestinal cell maturation"

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