Pathway to Leadership Grant

PATHWAY TO LEADERSHIP GRANT

Pathway to Leadership Grants are for a five-year period and total $600,000. Introduced in 2010, they are awarded to highly promising postdoctoral or clinical research fellows to support the mentored research phase, career enrichment activities, and the successful transition to research independence and leadership.

The Pathway to Leadership Grants are administered in partnership with the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR). Click below to learn about the eight Pathway to Leadership recipients and their funded projects.

2011 Pancreatic Cancer Action Network – AACR Pathway to Leadership Grant
Jennifer Bailey, PhD
Johns Hopkins University
Stop the Start: Novel Insights into PanIN Initiation and Progression

2014 Pancreatic Cancer Action Network – AACR Pathway to Leadership Grant
Gina DeNicola, PhD
Weill Cornell Medical College
Therapeutic Targeting of NRF2-regulated Metabolism in Pancreatic Cancer

2012 Celgene Corporation – Pancreatic Cancer Action Network – AACR Pathway to Leadership Grant
Stephanie Dougan, PhD
Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research
Transnuclear mice: understanding the T cell response to pancreatic cancer

2013 Pancreatic Cancer Action Network – AACR Pathway to Leadership Grant
Costas Lyssiotis, PhD
Weill Cornell Medical College
Exploration and Targeting of Metabolic Dependencies in Pancreatic Cancer

2012 The Daniel and Janet Mordecai Foundation – Pancreatic Cancer Action Network – AACR Pathway to Leadership Grant
Oliver McDonald, MD, PhD
Vanderbilt University
Johns Hopkins University
Genome-wide epigenetic reprogramming during evolution of pancreatic cancer

2013 Pancreatic Cancer Action Network – AACR Pathway to Leadership Grant
Yuliya Pylayeva-Gupta, PhD
New York University
Immunomodulatory mechanisms in Kras-driven pancreatic cancer and metastasis

2010 Tempur-Pedic Retailers – Pancreatic Cancer Action Network – AACR Pathway to Leadership Grant
Zeshaan Rasheed, MD, PhD
Johns Hopkins University
Are Cancer Stem Cells Relevant in Pancreatic Adenocarcinoma?

2011 Pancreatic Cancer Action Network – AACR Pathway to Leadership Grant
E. Scott Seeley, MD, PhD
University of California, San Francisco
Stanford University
Transport Proteins as Modifiers of Oncogenic Signaling in Pancreatic Cancer