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AACR Academy Highlights

Lisa M. Coussens

Lisa M. Coussens

Lisa M. Coussens is added to the 2021 Class of Komen Scholars (June 23, 2021)

Aviv Regev

Aviv Regev

Aviv Regev receives the 2021 Vanderbilt Prize in Biomedical Science (April 28, 2021)

Drs. D’Andrea and Olopade are elected to the National Academy of Sciences (April 26, 2021)

Alan D’Andrea

Olufunmilayo I. Olopade
Olufunmilayo F. Olopade

Mina J. Bissell

Mina J. Bissell

Mina J. Bissell receives the 2021 AACR-Princess Takamatsu Memorial Lectureship (April 8, 2021)

Aviv Regev

Aviv Regev

Carol L. Prives

Carol L. Prives

Carol L. Prives receives the 2021 AACR-G.H.A. Clowes Award for Outstanding Basic Cancer Research (April 7, 2021)

Charles L. Sawyers

Charles L. Sawyers

Charles L. Sawyers receives the 2021 AACR Distinguished Public Service Award (April 5, 2021)

Lisa M. Coussens

Lisa M. Coussens

Lisa M. Coussens is elected as American Association for Cancer Research President-Elect for 2021-2022 (April 1, 2021)

Ton Schumacher

Ton Schumacher

Ton Schumacher receives the 2021 AACR-CRI Lloyd J. Old Award in Cancer Immunology (March 31, 2021)

Arthur D. Levinson

Arthur D. Levinson

Arthur D. Levinson receives the 2021 Bower Award for Business Leadership (March 11, 2021)

Hans Clevers

Hans Clevers

Drs. Vogelstein and Weinberg receive the 2021 Japan Prize (January 29, 2021)

Bert Vogelstein
Bert Vogelstein
Robert A. Weinberg
Robert A. Weinberg
Eric S. Lander

Eric S. Lander

Eric Lander is appointed Director of the Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) (January 16, 2021)

Daniel D. Von Hoff

Daniel D. Von Hoff

Daniel D. Von Hoff receives the inaugural AACR Daniel D. Von Hoff Award for Outstanding Contributions to Education and Training in Cancer Research established in his honor (November 24, 2020)

Several Fellows have been elected as Members of the National Academy of Medicine (October 19, 2020)

Myles Brown
Myles A. Brown
Levi A. Garraway
Antoni Ribas
Antoni Ribas
Louis M. Staudt
John E. Dick

John E. Dick

John E. Dick has been elected as an International Member of the National Academy of Medicine (October 19, 2020)

Drs. Bissell and Fuchs receive Canada Gairdner International Award (October 16, 2020)

Mina Bissell
Mina J. Bissell
Elaine Fuchs
Elaine Fuchs

Drs. Charpentier and Doudna win the Nobel Prize in Chemistry (October 7, 2020)

Emmanuelle Charpentier
Emmanuelle Charpentier
Jennifer A. Doudna
Jennifer A. Doudna

Drs. Olopade and Piccart have been inducted into the 2020 Giants of Cancer Care, OncLive® recognition program (October 6, 2020)

Olufunmilayo I. Olopade
Olufunmilayo Falusi Olopade
Martine J. Piccart
Martine J. Piccart
Antoni Ribas

Antoni Ribas

Antoni Ribas receives the 2020 ESMO Award for Translational Research (August 25, 2020)

Mary-Claire King

Mary-Claire King

Mary-Claire King receives 2020 William L. McGuire Memorial Lecture Award (August 4, 2020)

Drs. Garraway and Ribas participated in a moving panel discussion about racism and racial inequities in cancer research during AACR’s Virtual Annual Meeting II (June 23, 2020)

Levi A. Garraway
Antoni Ribas
Antoni Ribas
Charles L. Sawyers

Charles L. Sawyers

Charles L. Sawyers elected as 2020-2021 AACR Academy President-Elect (June 9, 2020)

Gregg Semenza

Gregg Semenza

Gregg Semenza is interviewed on AACR’s Cancer Research Catalyst Blog (June 5, 2020)

Michael Karin

Michael Karin

Tyler Jacks

Tyler Jacks

Tyler Jacks receives 2020 AACR Princess Takamatsu Memorial Lectureship (May 29, 2020)

Phillip A. Sharp

Phillip A. Sharp

Phillip A. Sharp receives 2020 AACR Award for Lifetime Achievement in Cancer Research (May 26, 2020)

Douglas R. Lowy

Douglas R. Lowy

Douglas R. Lowy receives 2020 AACR Distinguished Public Service Award (May 22, 2020)

Steven A. Rosenberg

Steven A. Rosenberg

Steven A. Rosenberg receives 2020 AACR-CRI Lloyd J. Old Award in Cancer Immunology (May 11, 2020)

Rene Bernards

Rene Bernards

Rene Bernards has been elected as an International Member of the National Academy of Sciences (April 27, 2020)

Several Fellows have been elected as Members of the National Academy of Sciences (April 20, 2020)

Dafna Bar-Sagi
Dafna Bar-Sagi
Arul Chinnaiyan
Arul M. Chinnaiyan
Carl June
Carl June

Several Fellows have been elected as Members to the National Academy of Medicine (Oct. 21, 2019)

Raymond N. DuBois
Raymond N. Dubois
Elizabeth Jaffee
Elizabeth M. Jaffee
Douglas R. Lowy
Elaine Mardis
Elaine R. Mardis
Douglas R. Lowy

Douglas R. Lowy

Douglas R. Lowy receive the AACI Distinguished Scientist Award (Oct. 21, 2019)

 William G. Kaelin

William G. Kaelin

William G. Kaelin wins The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (Oct. 7, 2019)

Drs. Slamon and Ullrich receive the 2019 Lasker-Debakey Clinical Medical Research Award (Sept. 6, 2019)

Dennis Slamon
Dennis J. Slamon
Axel Ullrich
Axel Ullrich

Drs. Mardis and Olopade are featured in the July issue of Leading Discoveries (July 1, 2019) 

Elaine Mardis
Elaine R. Mardis
Olufunmilayo I. Olopade
Olufunmilayo I. Olopade
 V. Craig Jordan

V. Craig Jordan

V. Craig Jordan was appointed Companion of the Most Distinguished Order of St Michael and St George for services to women’s health by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth ll (June 11, 2019)

Moshe Oren

Moshe Oren

Moshe Oren is elected as a foreign associate to the National Academy of Sciences (April 30, 2019)

Elaine Fuchs

Elaine Fuchs

Elaine Fuchs receives the 2019 AACR-G.H.A Clowes Memorial Award (April 29, 2019)

Steven A. Rosenberg

Steven A. Rosenberg

Steven A. Rosenberg receives the 2019 Szent-Györgyi Prize for Progress in Cancer Research (April 27, 2019)

 V. Craig Jordan

V. Craig Jordan

V. Craig Jordan receives Reynold Spector Award for Clinical Pharmacology and Translational Medicine, ASPET (April 8, 2019)

Douglas R. Lowy

Douglas R. Lowy

Douglas R. Lowy appointed acting commissioner of the NCI (April 1, 2019)

Emil J Freireich

Emil J Freireich

Emil J Freireich receives the 2019 AACR Award for Lifetime Achievement in Cancer Research (March 31, 2019)

Joan S. Brugge

Joan S. Brugge

Joan S. Brugge receives the 2019 Science of Oncology Award and Lecture, American Society of Clinical Oncology (March 13, 2019)

Judy E. Garber

Judy E. Garber receives the 2019 ASCO-American Cancer Society Award and Lecture (March 13, 2019)