UVA School of Medicine Faculty News Weekly Round-Up
• As Immunotherapy Ramps Up, Chemist Wins $600,000 Early Career Grant
Ken Hsu, PhD, Assistant Professor of Chemistry and Pharmacology at UVA School of Medicine, has won a $600,000 career development award from the U.S. Department of Defense to pursue an innovative approach to using the body’s immune system to kill melanoma cells.
“With FDA approval of immunotherapy and clinical trials demonstrating the efficacy of this type of treatment, we are entering an exciting and highly promising era for the precise, targeted treatment of cancers and other life-threatening diseases,” Hsu said. “Fortunately, UVA is extremely well-positioned to lead in this field through our basic research and clinical trial experience.”
Read more: https://www.news.virginia.edu/content/immunotherapy-ramps-chemist-wins-600000-early-career-grant
• Researchers Examine Relationship Between Mismatch Repair Deficiency and PD-L1 Expression in Breast Carcinoma
Several UVA School of Medicine faculty contributed to a paper recently published in American Journal of Surgical Pathology. They include the following:
Anne Mills, MD, Assistant Professor of Pathology
Christopher Moskaluk, MD, Professor of Pathology
Jaroslaw Dziegielewski, PhD, Assistant Professor of Radiology
Timothy Bullock, PhD, Associate Professor of Pathology
Patrick Dillon, MD, Associate Professor of Medicine, Hematology and Oncology
Read more: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28914717
• Researchers Publish on Clostridium Difficile Infection
Clostridium difficile infection (CDI) is a serious threat for an aging population. Using an aged mouse model, researchers evaluated the effect of age and the roles of innate immunity and intestinal microbiota.
Cirle Warren, PhD, Associate Professor of Medicine, Infectious Diseases, UVA School of Medicine, was an author on the paper, which was published in the Journal of Infectious Diseases.
Read more: https://academic.oup.com/jid/article-abstract/doi/10.1093/infdis/jix414/4091001/Innate-Immune-Response-and-Outcome-of-Clostridium
• NBC 29 House Call: Dr. Carrie Rochman on Breast Cancer
Rochman, MD, is Assistant Professor of Radiology at UVA School of Medicine.
Watch the interview: http://www.nbc29.com/clip/13790420/uva-house-call-dr-carrie-rochman-on-breast-cancer
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