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Scientific Achievement Awards Committees

Scientific Achievement Awards Committees serve in the significant role of selecting recipients of the prizes, awards, and lectureships that are listed for each committee.

2020-2021 AACR Award for Lifetime Achievement in Cancer Research Committee

Chair
Paul Workman, PhD

Julian Adams, PhD
Sara A. Courtneidge, PhD
Nancy E. Davidson, MD, FAACR
Vishva M. Dixit, MD, FAACR
Richard B. Gaynor, MD
Peixuan Guo, PhD
Luisa Iruela-Arispe, PhD
Moshe Oren, PhD, FAACR
Chandra S. Ramanathan, MBA, PhD
Robert D. Schreiber, PhD, FAACR
Saraswati Sukumar, PhD
Giorgio Trinchieri, MD

2020-2021 AACR Award for Outstanding Achievement in Chemistry in Cancer Research Committee

Chair
Philip Jones, PhD

Natalie G. Ahn, PhD
Rima S. Al-awar, PhD
Sara J. Buhrlage, PhD
Gabriela Chiosis, PhD
Michael M. Gottesman, MD
Amanda B. Hummon, PhD
Allan Jordan, PhD
Andrew J. Phillips, PhD
Xiaojing Wang, PhD
David A. Wink, Jr., PhD

2020-2021 AACR Cancer Epidemiology and Prevention Award Committee

Chair
Steven M. Dubinett, MD

Michele L. Cote, MPH, PhD
B. Lee Green, PhD
Stephen D. Hursting, PhD, MPH
Rama Khokha, PhD
Lawrence H. Kushi, ScD
Karen T. Liby, PhD
Marian L. Neuhouser, PhD, RN
Julie R. Palmer, ScD, MPH
Camille C.R. Ragin, PhD, MPH
Deborah Schrag, MD, MPH
Amanda E. Toland, PhD
Eduardo Vilar-Sanchez, MD, PhD

2020-2021 AACR-Cancer Research Institute Lloyd J. Old Award in Cancer Immunology Committee

Chair
Helen E. Heslop, MD

Christine E. Brown, PhD
George Coukos, MD, PhD
Ananda W. Goldrath, PhD
Axel Hoos, MD, PhD
Ira Mellman, PhD
Ellen Puré, PhD
Sergio Quezada, PhD
Jedd D. Wolchok, MD, PhD

2020-2021 AACR Clinical Cancer Research Awards Committee

Chair
Cornelis J. M. Melief, MD, PhD

Janet E. Dancey, MD
Luca Gianni, MD
Martin E. Gleave, MD
Ingrid A. Mayer, MD
Marsha A. Moses, PhD
Manuel Alejandro Sepulveda, PhD
Eliezer Van Allen, MD
Claire F. Verschraegen, MD
Heather A. Wakelee, MD
Cassian Yee, MD

2020-2021 AACR Distinguished Lectureship in Breast Cancer Research Committee 

Chair
Jenny C. Chang, MD

Trevor K. Archer, PhD
Alexander D. Borowsky, MD
Sarat Chandarlapaty, MD, PhD
Kevin L. Gardner, MD, Ph
Matthew P. Goetz, MD
Roger A. Greenberg, MD, PhD
Geoffrey J. Lindeman, MBBS, PhD
Timothy R. Rebbeck, PhD
Pepper Jo Schedin, PhD
Naoto T. Ueno, MD, PhD
Laura J. van ’t Veer, PhD
Valerie M. Weaver, PhD
Julia R. White, MD
Douglas Yee, MD
Carlos L. Arteaga, MD, FAACR

2020-2021 AACR Distinguished Lectureship on the Science of Cancer Health Disparities Committee 

Chair
Mariana Carla Stern, PhD

Jennifer A. Doherty, PhD
Robin P. Farias-Eisner, MBA, MD, PhD
Laura Fejerman, PhD
Anna R. Giuliano, PhD
T. Peter Kingham, MD
Ana Patricia Ortiz-Martínez, PhD, MPH
Gloria M. Petersen, PhD
Nimmi Ramanujam, PhD
Cornelia M. Ulrich, MS, PhD
Jennie L. Williams, PhD

2020-2021 AACR Laboratory Research Awards Committee

Chair
Alec C. Kimmelman, MD, PhD

Shrikant Anant, PhD
Ryan B. Corcoran, MD, PhD
Ralph J. DeBerardinis, MD, PhD
Moshe Giladi, PhD, MBA
Marcelo G. Kazanietz, PhD
Adrian V. Lee, PhD
X. Shirley Liu, PhD
Maureen E. Murphy, PhD
John H.J. Petrini, PhD
Anna Woloszynska, PhD

2020-2021 AACR Margaret Foti Award for Leadership and Extraordinary Achievements in Cancer Research Committee

Chair
Elaine R. Mardis, PhD, FAACR

Jennifer Rubin Grandis, MD
Roy S. Herbst, MD, PhD
Douglas A. Levine, MD
Edison T. Liu, MD
Richard M. Marais, PhD
Hitoshi Nakagama, MD
Lisa A. Newman, MD
Charles L. Sawyers, MD, FAACR
William R. Sellers, MD
Suzanne L. Topalian, MD

2020-2021 AACR-Minorities in Cancer Research Jane Cooke Wright Memorial Lectureship Committee

Chair
John H. Stewart, IV., MD

Lorraine T. Dean, ScD
Sophia H.L. George, PhD
Christopher I. Li, MD, PhD
Worta McCaskill-Stevens, PhD
Steven R. Patierno, PhD
Amelie G. Ramirez, DrPH
Lorna Rodriguez-Rust, MD
Javier F. Torres-Roca, MD
Clayton C. Yates, PhD

2020-2021 AACR Outstanding Investigator Award for Breast Cancer Research Committee

Chair
Ramon E. Parsons, MD, PhD

Virginia F. Borges, MD
Powel H. Brown, MD, PhD
Lisa A. Carey, MD
Jonathan Chernoff, MD, PhD
Lewis A. Chodosh, MD, PhD
Susan M. Domchek, MD
Leisha A. Emens, MD, PhD
David R. Gius, MD
Cynthia X. Ma, MD, PhD
Ingrid A. Mayer, MD
Catherine Muller, MD, PhD
Carlos L. Arteaga, MD, FAACR

2020-2021 AACR-Princess Takamatsu Memorial Lectureship Committee

Chair
Elaine Fuchs, PhD, FAACR

Shelley L. Berger, PhD
Thierry Boon, PhD
Tak W. Mak, PhD, FAACR
Carl-Henrik Heldin, PhD
Sean J. Morrison, PhD
Senthil K. Muthuswamy, PhD
Varda Rotter, PhD
Nikhil Wagle, MD
Cassian Yee, MD
Susumu Nishimura, ex officio
Takao Sekiya, ex officio

2020-2021 AACR-St. Baldrick’s Foundation award for Outstanding Achievement in Pediatric Cancer Research Committee

Chair
Kimberly Stegmaier, MD

Smita Bhatia, MD, MPH
Susan L. Cohn, MD
Olivier Delattre, MD, PhD
Steven DuBois, MD
Adolfo Ferrando, MD, PhD
Maryam Fouladi, MD
Alex Yee-Chen Huang, MD, PhD
Jeffrey M. Lipton, MD, PhD

2020-2021 AACR Team Science Award Committee

Chair
Nilofer S. Azad, MD

Bradley E. Bernstein, MD, PhD
Karen A. Gelmon, MD
Jennifer Rubin Grandis, MD
Yelena Y. Janjigian, MD
Candace S. Johnson, PhD
Raghu Kalluri, MD
Lewis L. Lanier, PhD
Dung Thi Le, MD
Trevor J. Pugh, PhD
Mark A. Rubin, MD
Alana L. Welm, PhD

2020-2021 AACR-Waun Ki Hong Award for Outstanding Achievement in Translational and Clinical Cancer Research Committee

Chair
Vassiliki Papadimitrakopoulou, MD

Lauren A. Byers, MD
Jason S. Carroll, PhD
Ryan B. Corcoran, MD, PhD
David R. Gius, MD
Jos Jonkers, PhD
Daniel D. Karp, MD
Roger S. Lo, MD, PhD
Grace X. Ma, PhD
Giovanni Melillo, MD
Katerina A. Politi, PhD
Elizabeth M. Swisher, MD
Anne S. Tsao, MD

2020-2021 AACR-Women in Cancer Research Charlotte Friend Memorial Lectureship Committee

Chair
Nada Jabado, MD, PhD

Nita Ahuja, MD
Nadine J Barrett, PhD
Javier Cortés, MD, PhD
Francesca M. Gany, MD
Rakesh K. Jain, PhD
Bahija Jallal, PhD
Brigette B. Ma, MD
Sumithra J. Mandrekar, PhD
Ann H. Partridge, MD, MPH
Beverly A. Teicher, PhD
Hong Wu, MD, PhD

2020-2021 Pezcoller Foundation-AACR International Award for Extraordinary Achievement in Cancer Research Committee

Chair
Maria Rescigno, PhD

Cédric Blanpain, MD, PhD 
Fabrizio d’Adda di Fagagna, PhD
Karin E. de Visser, PhD
Ingo K. Mellinghoff, MD
Padmanee Sharma, MD
Marisol S. Soengas, PhD
Eliezer M. Van Allen, MD
Anna M. Wu, PhD