Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSK) announces the following awards and appointments:
Atefeh “Atti” Riazi, Senior Vice President and Chief Information Officer, has been selected as a recipient of the 2022 Health Information and Management System Society (HIMSS) Most Influential Women in Health IT Awards.
The award celebrates influential women at all stages of their career progressions. This recognition also honors individuals who harness the power of information and technology to transform health and healthcare; are unique among power lists and award programs and are inclusive of all women of influence in the health information and technology field. Ms. Riazi is one of six recipients who received this year’s prestigious award.
Monica Morrow Receives The Society of Surgical Oncology (SSO) Charles M. Balch, MD, Distinguished Service Award
Monica Morrow, MD, FACS, Chief, Breast Service, Department of Surgery and the Anne Burnett Windfohr Chair of Clinical Oncology, received The Society of Surgical Oncology (SSO) Charles M. Balch, MD, Distinguished Service Award.
This award is presented for outstanding contributions to surgical oncology service to SSO, research, or enhancing clinical care or health policy. SSO is a dynamic global community of cancer surgeons shaping advancements in the profession to deliver the highest quality surgical care for cancer patients.
Sloan Kettering Institute (SKI) Team Receive Deerfield XSeed Award
Lorenz Studer, MD, Director, Center for Stem Cell Biology at Sloan Kettering Institute (SKI), Alex Henderson, PhD, Program Manager in The Lorenz Studer Lab at Sloan Kettering Institute (SKI), Noopur Khobrekar, PhD, Research Fellow, in The Lorenz Studer Lab at Sloan Kettering Institute (SKI), Elisa Giacomelli, PhD, Research Fellow in The Lorenz Studer Lab at Sloan Kettering Institute (SKI), and Gabriele Ciceri, PhD, Senior Research Scientist in The Lorenz Studer Lab at Sloan Kettering Institute (SKI), receive the second annual Deerfield XSeed Award.
The XSeed Award is designed to support New York City early-stage life science, minority-led startups. Winners receive a $100,000 grant to further projects focused on neurodegeneration. The Award is a result of the launch of Cure, a 12-story innovation hub in Manhattan redeveloped in partnership with Deerfield Management and New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC).
The Jorge Reis-Filho Lab Named Mission Bio’s First Tapestri Solid Tumor Center of Excellence
The Jorge Reis-Filho Lab in the Human Oncology & Pathogenesis Program, has been named Mission Bio’s first Tapestri Solid Tumor Center of Excellence. As the first Center of Excellence, Dr. Reis-Filho’s lab will drive academic and industrial best practices using single-cell DNA profiling to observe tumor heterogeneity and clonal architecture in solid cancers.
Mission Bio is a life sciences company that accelerates discoveries for a wide range of diseases by equipping researchers with the tools they need to better measure and predict our resistance and response to new therapies. Through its centers of excellence, Mission Bio is partnering with leaders within the solid tumor research community as it continues to build and refine Tapestri’s functionality to explore heterogeneity across tumor types.
Paige Arnold Receives a Harold M. Weintraub Graduate Student Award
Paige Arnold, BS, Graduate Student in The Lydia Finley Lab in the Gerstner Sloan Kettering Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences (GSK), is one of 13 PhD candidates selected from around the world to receive a Harold M. Weintraub Graduate Student Award for the quality, originality, and significance of their doctoral research. The prize, awarded by the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle, recognizes outstanding achievement in graduate studies in the biological sciences.
Cynthia McCollum Elected to the Board of the Healthcare Association of New York State (HANYS)
Cynthia McCollum, Senior Vice President, Hospital Administration, has been elected to the board of the Healthcare Association of New York State (HANYS). HANYS is New York’s statewide hospital and continuing care association, representing nonprofit and public hospitals, nursing homes, home care agencies and other healthcare organizations. HANYS is a nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing the health of individuals and communities by providing leadership, representation and service to health care providers and systems across the entire continuum of care.