The Department of Medicine is proud to announce the recipients of the 2020 DOM Research Mentoring Awards, which recognize outstanding mentors among our faculty. 

Dennis Abraham, MD, and Brent Hanks, MD, PhD, have been selected to receive 2019 Physician-Scientist Strong Start Awards.

Two faculty from the Department of Medicine have received 2019 ASCI Young Physician-Scientist Awards from the American Society for Clinical Investigation.

Gentzon Hall, MD, PhD, assistant professor of medicine (Nephrology), and Brent Hanks, MD, PhD, assistant professor of medicine (Medical Oncology) and pharmacology and cancer biology, are among 35 "outstanding physician-scientists" nationally to be recognized.

Nicholas C. DeVito, MD, fellow in Hematology-Oncology, has received one of five Physician-Scientist Training Awards from the Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation.

These are heady days for immunotherapy researchers, the scientists making progress unleashing the human immune system against lethal cancers.

Interventions once envisioned in laboratories are now treatments saving the lives of some patients struck by melanoma, kidney cancer, and lung cancer. Promise is rising for treatments against malignancies arising elsewhere as well.

With his new insights into how cancer cells use biochemical signaling to suppress our immune system, Brent Hanks, MD, PhD, is part of this translational momentum.

Fourteen faculty from the Department of Medicine were chosen as Duke Health Scholars and Duke Health Fellows. This inaugural program was created with a transfer of funds from the Duke University Health System. Its aim is to support the research efforts and enhance the academic success of early to mid-career clinician-scientists in School of Medicine clinical departments.

Alliance for Cancer Gene Therapy Foundation (ACGT) has announced that Brent Hanks, MD, PhD, assistant professor of medicine (Medical Oncology), is one of three recipients of its 2016 ACGT Young Investigator Grants. 

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