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American Reinvestment and Recovery Act

Meet Some of the NCI Recovery Act Funded Researchers

View professional profiles and photos of various researchers funded by the Recovery Act and learn about the projects that are shaping the future of cancer care.

Samuel Evans Adunyah, Ph.D.

Samuel Evans Adunyha, Ph.D.Tenured Full Professor of Biochemistry and Cancer Biology, Meharry Medical College - See researcher's institution profile >>

Cancer Activity: Minority Biomedical

Primary Cancer Type: Breast, Colon/Rectum, Ovary

Recovery Act Award: MMC and VICC: Partners in eliminating cancer disparities


Terrance Albrecht, Ph.D.

Terrance Albrecht, Ph.D. Interim Associate Center Director, Population Sciences, Karmanos Cancer Institute; Professor, Departments of Oncology and Family Medicine/Public Health Sciences, Wayne State University School of Medicine

Cancer Activity: Cancer Disparities

Primary Cancer Type: Lung, Breast, Colon/Rectum, Prostate

Recovery Act Award: CNP for older underserved African American Adults


Christopher Amos, Ph.D.

Christopher Amos, Ph.D.Professor, Division of Cancer Prevention and Population Science, Department of Epidemiology, The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center – See researcher’s institution profile >>

Cancer Activity: Genetic Epidemiology

Primary Cancer Type: Lung

Recovery Act Award: High Density Association Analysis of Lung Cancer


Robert J. Arceci, M.D., Ph.D.

Robert J. Arceci, MD, Ph.D. King Fahd Professor of Pediatric Oncology; Professor of Pediatrics, Oncology and Cellular and Molecular Medicine, Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center at Johns Hopkins

Cancer Activity: DNA Chromosome Aberrations

Primary Cancer Type: Leukemia

Recovery Act Award: Mechanisms of PASG-Mediated Senescence in Hematopoietic Development and Leukemia


Sanjay Awasthi, M.D.

Sanjay Awasthi, M.D. Professor, Department of Molecular Biology and Immunology; Associate Vice President for Clinical Research, University of North Texas Health Science Center - See researcher's institution profile >>

Cancer Activity: Minority Biomedical

Recovery Act Award: Mechanism of Drug Transport in Lung Cancer Cells


Marcia A. Blackman, Ph.D.

Marcia A. Blackman, Ph.D. Full Member, Trudeau Institute - See researcher's institution profile >>

Cancer Activity: Cancer Etiology

Recovery Act Award: Immunogenicity and efficacy of genetically engineered gamma-herpesvirus vaccines


Daniel S. Blumenthal, M.D., M.P.H.

Daniel S. Blumenthal, M.D., M.P.H. Professor of Community Health & Preventive Medicine; Associate Dean for Community Health, Morehouse School of Medicine - See researcher's institution profile >>

Cancer Activity: Minority Biomedical

Primary Cancer Type: Myeloma, Breast, Colon/Rectum, Prostate

Recovery Act Award: Morehouse School of Medicine/Tuskegee Univ/Univ of Alabama Cancer Center Partnership


Diana S.M. Buist, Ph.D., M.P.H.

Diana S.M. Buist, Ph.D., M.P.H.Associate Investigator, Group Health Research Institute - See researcher's institution profile >>

Cancer Activity: Health Services and Economics

Recovery Act Award: SEARCH: cancer screening effectiveness and research in community-based healthcare


Elizabeth S. Burnside, M.D., M.P.H., M.S.

Elizabeth S. Burnside, M.D., M.P.H., M.S.Associate Professor of Radiology, Department of Radiology, University of Wisconsin-Madison - See researcher's institution profile >>

Cancer Activity: Diagnostic Imaging

Primary Cancer Type: Breast

Recovery Act Award: Machine learning for improved mammography


Paul L. Carson, Ph.D.

Paul L. Carson, Ph.D.Basic Radiological Sciences Collegiate Professor, Department of Radiology, University of Michigan Health System - See researcher's institution profile >>

Cancer Activity: Diagnostic Imaging

Primary Cancer Type: Breast

Recovery Act Award: Combined digital X-ray, optical, and ultrasound breast imaging


Bryce Chackerian, Ph.D.

Bryce Chackerian, Ph.D.Assistant Professor of Molecular Genetics and Microbiology, University of New Mexico - See researcher's institution profile >>

Cancer Activity: Cancer Etiology

Recovery Act Award: Evaluation of a CCR5 vaccine for HIV infection in the SIV/macaque model


Graham A. Colditz, M.D., Dr.P.H.

Graham A. Colditz, M.D., Dr.P.H.Niess-Gain Professor of Surgery, Professor of Medicine, Associate Director Prevention and Control, Alvin J. Siteman Cancer Center; Deputy Director, Institute for Public Health

Cancer Activity: Cancer Disparities

Recovery Act Award: Program for the Elimination of Cancer Disparities PECaD


Paul Davies, Ph.D.

Paul Davies, Ph.D.Director, Beyond: Center for Fundamental Concepts in Science, Arizona State University - See researcher's institution profile >>

Cancer Activity: Cancer Technology

Recovery Act Award: A center for the convergence of physical science and cancer biology


Allen J. Dietrich, M.D.

Allen J. Dietrich, M.D. Professor, Community and Family Medicine, Dartmouth Medical School; Associate Director for Population Sciences; James J. Carroll Professor in Oncology at Dartmouth Medical School Norris Cotton Cancer Center Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center

Cancer Activity: Health Services and Economics

Primary Cancer Type: Colon/Rectum

Recovery Act Award: Variations in colonoscopy screening: a population based study


Brian J. Druker, M.D.

Brian J. Druker, M.D. Director, OHSU Knight Cancer Institute; JELD-WEN Chair of Leukemia Research, Oregon Health & Science University - See researcher's institution profile >>

Cancer Activity: Multidisciplinary

Recovery Act Award: OHSU Knight Cancer Institute


Merrill J. Egorin, M.D., F.A.C.P.

Merrill J. Egorin, M.D., F.A.C.P. Professor of Medicine and Pharmacology, University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute

Cancer Activity: Clinical Oncology

Recovery Act Award: Early Clinical Trials of New Anti-Cancer Agents with Phase I Emphasis