The American College of Surgeons (ACS) Scholarship Committee selected Jashodeep Datta, M.D., as the sole recipient of the 2020 Franklin H. Martin Faculty Research Fellowship award. Dr. Datta is a surgical oncologist at Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, part of the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, and specializes in pancreas, liver and gastrointestinal (GI) cancers, as well as conducting laboratory research in GI cancer immunology.
The title of the project that earned him the fellowship is “Overcoming tumor-intrinsic mechanisms of immune exclusion defined by Ras-p53 cooperative signaling in pancreatic adenocarcinoma.” A $40,000 annual grant for two years will help fund this research.
“It is especially humbling to receive this in my first year as surgical faculty. This award is a testament to the rigorous academic environment fostered at Sylvester and in the Department of Surgery at the University of Miami, which I am proud to be a part of,” said Dr. Datta. “I am a beneficiary of tremendous mentorship, a laboratory environment that is conducive to discovery, exceptional colleagues and co-workers, and thoughtful leadership.”