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The individuals below are the awardees of the K12 Calabresi Clinical Oncology Research Career Development Program. The award provides two years of support for early-career physician scientists to pursue patient-oriented cancer clinical research. See the Calabresi Program Awards page for information about applying for funding. Congratulations to all the recipients.

2022 Scholars

Katherine Amin, M.D.
Assistant Professor, Department of Urology
Mentors: Sabita Roy, Ph.D., Maria Abreu, M.D., Nipun Merchant, M.D., and Frank Penedo, Ph.D. 
Project: Understanding the effects of aromatase inhibitors on the genitourinary microbiome in women with breast cancer

Benjamin DiamondBenjamin Diamond, M.D.
Assistant Professor, Division of Hematology, Department of Medicine
Mentors: C. Ola Landgren, M.D., Ph.D., and Francesco Maura, M.D.
Project: Iberdomide, daratumumab, carfilzomib, and dexamethasone for the achievement of MRD-negativity in relapsed/refractory multiple myeloma

 

2021 Scholars

Namrata Chandhok, M.D.Namrata Chandhok, M.D.
Assistant Professor, Division of Hematology, Department of Medicine
Mentors: Stephen Nimer, M.D., and Justin Watts, M.D.
Project: Exploiting defective DNA damage repair in isocitrate dehydrogenase mutant acute myeloid leukemia and myelodysplastic syndrome to develop novel therapeutic strategies

Janaki Sharma, MDJanaki Sharma, M.D.
Assistant Professor, Division of Medical Oncology, Department of Medicine
Mentors: Jaime Merchan, M.D., and Priyamvada Rai, Ph.D.
Project: Repurposing riociguat: a novel therapeutic option for prostate cancer

Trent Wang, DO, MPHTrent Wang, DO, MPH
Assistant Professor, Division of Transplantation and Cellular Therapy, Department of Medicine
Mentors: Krishna Komanduri, M.D., and Robert Levy, Ph.D.
Project: MEK inhibition for the prevention of graft-versus-host disease in combination with conventional prophylaxis after allogeneic hematopoietic cell transplantation


2020 Scholars

Terrence Bradley, M.D. Terrence Bradley, M.D.
Assistant Professor, Division of Hematology, Department of Medicine
Mentors: Maria “Ken” Figueroa, M.D., and Justin Watts, M.D. 
Project: An investigator-initiated trial of the lysine-specific demethylase 1 (LSD1) inhibitor IMG-7289 for the treatment of patients with essential thrombocythemia (ET) or polycythemia vera (PV) that have failed at least one standard therapy: a phase IIa pilot study

Daniel O’Neil, MD, MPHDaniel O’Neil, M.D., MPH 
Assistant Professor, Division of Medical Oncology, Department of Medicine
Mentors: Michael Antoni, Ph.D. , and Gilberto de Lima Lopes, M.D. 
Project: Defining the multifactorial causes of breast cancer survival disparities in women living with HIV

 

2019 Scholars

Juan  Alderuccio, MDJuan Alderuccio, M.D.
Assistant Professor, Division of Hematology, Department of Medicine 
Mentors: Craig Moskowitz, M.D., and Izidore Lossos, M.D.
Project: Prognostic significance of baseline metabolic tumor volume in patients with relapsed and refractory diffuse large B-cell lymphoma treated with platinum-based chemotherapy

Neha  Goel, MDNeha Goel, M.D.
Assistant Professor, Division of Surgical Oncology, Department of Surgery
Mentors: Erin Kobetz, Ph.D., MPH; Nipun Merchant, M.D.
Project: A novel approach to eliminating racial/ethnic breast cancer disparities in South Florida: Going back to our roots to fix the future

Eric  Mellon, MD, PhDEric Mellon, M.D., Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Department of Radiation Oncology
Mentors: Andrew Maudsley, Ph.D., and Alan Pollack, M.D., Ph.D.
Project Title: Weekly multiparametric MRI of glioblastoma during primary chemoradiation therapy