2013 Cancer Center Retreat

UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center 16th Annual Research Retreat Awards

This retreat was an opportunity to stimulate interdisciplinary research collaboration and development among participants.  This year’s Research Competition included a total of 106 poster presentations, from which the following awards were presented to participants from the Department of Pathology.


John R. Durant Award for Excellence in Cancer Research – Junior Faculty Category

   Third Place – Aimee Landar, Ph.D.

   “A Novel Class of Drugs to Target Aberrant Breast Cancer Metabolism and Hypoxic Responses”

John R. Durant Award for Excellence in Cancer Research – Graduate Student Category

   Jerome Higgs, B.S.

   “Therapeutic Potential of Genetically-Engineered Mesenchymal Stem Cells Expressing Osteoprotegerin Variants in Myeloma Bone Disease”

Tandra Chaudhuri Award for Excellence in Cancer Research

   Xiaoyan Cui, M.D., Ph.D.

   “The Utility of Phosphohistone H3 (PHH3) in Breast Cancer Grading

Seng-jaw Soong Award for Excellence in Biostatistics and Bioinformatics Research

   David Robbins, M.S.

   “TCGA Toolbox: An Open Web App Framework for Distributing Big Data Analysis Pipelines for Cancer Genomic”