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Previous Award Recipients

 2002
Samuel Achilefu, PhD, Department of Radiology
 Site-Specific Stealth Molecular Beacons for Imaging Cathepsin D Expression in Tumor Cells

Monica Bessler, MD, PhD, Department of Medicine
Aplastic Anemia and Cancer Predisposition in Patients With Mutation in the Telomerase RNA Subunit (hTR)

 Ingrid Borecki, PhD, Division of Biostatistics
Genetic Susceptibility to Cervical Cancer

Adam Kibel, MD, Department of Surgery
Genetic Risk Profiling in Metastatic Prostate Carcinoma

Terry Lairmore, MD, Department of Surgery
Investigation of Genes Effecting the Tumor Suppressor Function of Menin in Patients With the MEN1 Syndrome


2001
Joseph Ackerman, PhD, Joel Garbow, PhD, and David Gutmann, MD, PhD, Departments of Radiology and Neurology 
Magnetic Resonance Imaging Characterization of Brain Tumor Development in B9 ras-21 Transgenic Mice

Andrey Anokhin, PhD, Department of Psychiatry
Effects of Nicotine Deprivation on Cognitive and Affective Functioning and Smoking Relapse

Teresa Deshields, PhD, Department of Medicine
The Course of Adjustment to Cancer Following Radiation Therapy 

Timothy Graubert, MD, Department of Medicine
The Role of Secondary Genetic Events in AML1-ETO Associated AcuteMyeloid Leukemia

Jonathan Green, MD, Department of Medicine 
Development of Lymphoma in CD2/CD28 Double Deficient Mice

Donna Jeffe, PhD, Department of Medicine
Quality of Life Over Time: Ductal Carcinoma In Situ vs. Early Breast Cancer

Jason Lewis, PhD, Department of Radiology
MicroPET Imaging of Anti-Angiogenic Treatments: The Use of Surrogate Markers to Elucidate Drug Actions

Ellen Li, MD, PhD, Department of Medicine
RXR Heterodimeric Receptors and Human Colon Cancer

Daniel Link, MD, Department of Medicine
Contribution of Neutrophil Elastase Mutations to the Pathogenesis of Severe Congenital Neutropenia

Jacob Locke, MD, Department of Radiology
NSAIDS as a Potential Enhancer of Hyperthermia Radiosensitization

Steven Weintraub, MD, Department of Medicine
Rb and Bcl-x in Resistance to Antineoplastic Therapy
 

2000
Monica Bessler, MD, PhD, Department of Medicine
Chromosome End in Dyskeratosis Cogenita (DKC)

Kyunghee Choi, PhD, Department of Pathology and Immunology
Are ris-1 and ris-2 Novel Oncogenes?

Dione Farria, MD, Department of Radiology
Evaluating the Effect of Informed Consent and Procedure Scheduling on Breast Biopsy Patient Outcomes

Chi Charles Gu, PhD, Division of Biostatistics
Genetic Epidemiology of Endometrial Cancer: Significance of Constitutional Genetic Variation in Estrogen Metabolism and the Development of Endometrial Cancer

Tom Miller, MD, PhD, Department of Radiology
PET Imaging of Prostate Cancer with C-11 Acetate: A Pilot Study


1999
Elizabeth Baker, PhD, MPH, Saint Louis University School of Public Health
Cancer Prevention in Underserved Communities: The Role of Community Assets

Nancy Bartlett, MD, Department of Internal Medicine 
Prognostic Significance of FDG-PET Scans Before and After Autologous or Allogeneic Stem Cell Transplantation (ASCT) for Hodgkin's and Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma

Michael DeBaun, MD, MPH, Department of Pediatrics
The Genetic Epidemiology of Simpson Golabi Behmel Syndrome 

Timothy Fleming, PhD, Department of Ophthalmology & Visual Sciences
Identification of the Gene Dipeptidyl Peptidase IV (DPPIV) as a Suppressor of the Metastatic Phenotype in Ocular Melanoma

Jay Piccirillo, MD, Department of Otolaryngology
Validation of a Head and Neck Cancer Comorbidity Index and Comparison With a General Comorbidity Index

Charles Rice, PhD, Department of Molecular Microbiology 
Hepatocyte Bioreactor for the Culture of Hepatitis C Virus

Steven Shapiro, MD, Department of Pediatrics
The Role of Murine Macrophage Elastase in Tumor Progression


1998
Carolyn Anderson, PhD, Department of Radiology 
Copper-64-Labeled Pre-Targeting Agents for Diagnosis and Radiotherapy of Cancer

Ranier Brachmann, MD, Department of Internal Medicine 
Two Novel Proteins That Interfere With p53 Activity

Paula Fracasso, MD, PhD, Department of Internal Medicine 
Detection of P-Glycoprotein-Mediated Multidrug Resistance and Prediction of Response to Chemotherapy in Advanced Breast Carcinoma

Douglas Adkins, MD, and Hanna Khoury, MD, Department of Internal Medicine
Hydroxychloroquine for the Prevention of Chronic Graft-Verus-Host Disease (GVHD) in Allogeneic Related Donor Peripheral Blood Stem Cell Transplantation

Terry Lairmore, MD, Department of Surgery
Direct Mutational Testing and Control of Endocrine Tumors in Patients with MEN-1

Janet Rader, MD, Department of Obstetric and Gynecology
Identification of Expressed Genes for Ovarian Cancer Screening

Stephen Ristvedt, PhD, Department of Psychiatry
Identification of Factors in Delay of Treatment for Rectal Cancer


1997
John DiPersio, MD, PhD, Department of Internal Medicine  
Modulation of GVHD by Suicide Fusion Gene-Expressing T-Lymphocytes

Elizabeth McFarland, MD, Department of Radiology
Colonic Polyp Detection With Spiral Colonography

Jeffrey Moley, MD, Department of Surgery
Glucose Transport Inhibition in Metastatic Colorectal Cancer

Lee Ratner, MD, PhD, Department of Pathology
Phase I/II Study of Doxil and PSC833 in AIDS-Kaposi's Sarcoma

Tim Schedl, PhD, Department of Genetics
Teg Genes: Control of Germline Proliferation and Notch Pathaway Signaling in C. elegans