The Society for Immunotherapy of Cancer’s (SITC) Fellowships program was established through the Forward Fund to support the development of early career scientists in the field to cultivate the next generation of cancer immunotherapy experts. Since 2014, SITC has awarded more than $6 million in fellowships to deserving early career investigators.
Award Amount: $200,000 (two-year)
Recipient: Tyler E. Miller, MD, PhD
Institution: Massachusetts General Hospital
Project Title: "Identifying interventions that target the immunosuppressive microenvironment in solid tumors"
Award Amount: $100,000 (one-year)
Recipient: Pamela Basto, MD, PhD
Institution: Stanford University
Project Title: "Development of Cellular Therapies Targeting Aberrant Glycosylation in Lung Adenocarcinoma"
Recipient: Kylynda C. Bauer, PhD
Institution: National Cancer Institute
Project Title: "Vagal-CD8+ T cell axis: Harnessing neuroimmune circuits to alter anit-tumor immunity in liver cancer"
Recipient: Eisuke Tomiyama, MD, PhD
Institution: University of British Columbia
Project Title: "Elucidation of the role of EphA2 in the immune evasion of bladder cancer to overcome resistance to immune-checkpoint inhibitors"
Recipient: Shaquia L. Idlett-Ali, PhD
Institution: University of Colorado
Project Title: "Targeting nerve-mediated immunosuppression in the tumor microenvironment for head and neck squamous cell carcinoma"
Award Amount: $40,000 (one-year)
Recipient: Guido Ghilardi, MD
Institution: University of Pennsylvania
Project Title: "The role of lymphodepletion in CAR T cell-associated toxicities"
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