University researchers receive all five Young Investigator Awards
University of Chicago researchers received all five of the Cancer Research Foundation's 1996 Young Investigator Awards. The foundation's annual competition honors outstanding young scientists at Chicago medical schools.
The award supports non-tenured faculty who have less than 10 years of prior research experience, as well as investigators who have not already received major external funding.
"The Board of Trustees was tremendously impressed by this year's slate of applicants, and we are delighted to support such an outstanding group of researchers," said CRF board president Merle Goldblatt Cohen. "The accomplishments of these junior scientists reflect the quality of their work and their commitment to finding cures for cancer."
The recipients are Judith Austin, Assistant Professor in Molecular Genetics & Cell Biology; Stephen Kron, Assistant Professor in Molecular Genetics & Cell Biology; Angus MacNichol, Assistant Professor in Medicine; Alex Morla, Assistant Professor in Pathology; and Walter Stadler, Instructor in Medicine.