New Discoveries and Honors in Cancer Research

Read the latest cancer research and recognition from the members of the Damon Runyon scientific circle.
October 6, 2015
2015 NIH High-Risk, High-Reward Research Awards

The NIH announced the 2015 recipients of awards within its High-Risk, High-Reward Research program. These awards are designed to support scientists proposing highly innovative approaches to major contemporary challenges in biomedical research. Of 78 total awards this year, seven were granted to Damon Runyon Scientists.

Pioneer Award:
Giovanni Bosco, PhD (Damon Runyon Fellow '99-'01), Dartmouth Geisel School of Medicine
Craig Montell, PhD (Damon Runyon Fellow '83-'85), University of California Santa Barbara
New Innovator Award:
Eric J. Bennett, PhD (Damon Runyon Fellow '08-'11), University of California San Diego
Jesse H. Goldberg, MD, PhD (Damon Runyon Fellow '06-'08), Cornell University
Daniel F. Jarosz, PhD (Damon Runyon Fellow '08-'10), Stanford University
Cole Trapnell, PhD (Damon Runyon Fellow '11-'14, Damon Runyon-Dale F. Frey Scientist '14-'15), University of Washington
Transformative Research Award:
Feng Zhang, PhD (Damon Runyon-Rachleff Innovator '12-'14), The Broad Institute