BWF Invests $9.1 Million in the Careers of Physician-Scientists

Research Triangle Park, N.C. – The Burroughs Wellcome Fund is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2018 Career Awards for Medical Scientists (CAMS).  This award is intended to provide dollars for research as well as for protecting time spent for conducting research.  CAMS is a highly competitive grant program that provides funding for the transition from postdoctoral position to a tenure track faculty position.

“The complexity of the physician scientist career path has increased as biomedical science has evolved,” said Fund President Dr. John Burris.  “These researchers are conducting important research and are a critical element in the connection between patient health and discoveries in the laboratory.”

This year’s recipients are:

Samuel F Bakhoum, M.D., Ph.D.
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
Probing the role of chromosomal instability in tumor evolution

Elizabeth Joyce Bhoj, M.D., Ph.D.
University of Pennsylvania
A novel pediatric neurodegenerative disorder caused by histone 3.3 mutations: unique insights into the histone code

Hsiao-Tuan Chao, M.D., Ph.D.
Baylor College of Medicine
Mechanisms of COE-transcriptional dysfunction in neurodevelopmental disorders

Keira Alexis Cohen, M.D.
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Genomic analysis of drug resistance determinants in nontuberculous mycobacteria

John Gordan, M.D., Ph.D.
University of California-San Francisco
Targeting viral mechanisms of oncogenesis in liver cancer

Sarah Emily Henrickson, M.D., Ph.D.
University of Pennsylvania
Obesity dysregulates immunometabolic status in asthma and alters infection susceptibility

Benjamin Izar, M.D., Ph.D.
Harvard Medical School
Functional validation of resistance mechanisms to immunotherapies at single-cell resolution

Corrine RaShelle Kliment, M.D., Ph.D.
Johns Hopkins University
The role of adenine nucleotide translocase in the protection of airway epithelial cells in Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)

Albert Russell Powers, M.D., Ph.D.
Yale University School of Medicine
Computational markers for psychosis:  toward early diagnosis and intervention

Deepak Angara Rao, M.D., Ph.D.
Harvard Medical School
Peripheral helper T cells in autoimmunity

Ansuman Satpathy, M.D., Ph.D.
Stanford University
Epigenetic mechanisms of immunotherapy resistance in tumor-specific T cells

Mark A Sellmyer, M.D., Ph.D.
University of Pennsylvania
Engineering digital logic for cell-cell interactions

Tanya Sippy, M.D., Ph.D.
New York University
Reward processing in striatal projection neurons during goal directed behaviors

The Burroughs Wellcome Fund is a private foundation dedicated to advancing the biomedical sciences by supporting research and educational activities.  The Fund is located in Research Triangle Park, N.C.