Jefferson's Ziwei Huang, PhD, Named Kimmel Scholar
Ziwei Huang, PhD, Assistant Professor of Microbiology and Immunology, Jefferson Medical College, Thomas Jefferson University, has been named a Kimmel Scholar by The Sidney Kimmel Foundation for Cancer Research. From nearly 200 applicants nationwide, Dr. Huang is one of 10 accomplished young investigators selected by the Foundation to share its first annual $1 million cancer research award. The award recognizes the Kimmel Scholars as among the most talented and promising cancer investigators in America. Thomas Jefferson University is the only institution in the tri-state region with a scientist to have achieved this distinction also accorded to investigators from Harvard, Johns Hopkins and Cornell.
In announcing the cancer research awards, Sidney Kimmel, Chairman of the Sidney Kimmel Foundation for Cancer Research, said, "These accomplished young investigators have demonstrated creativity and innovative approaches to basic and translational cancer research. We are extremely pleased to award them additional funding for their research initiatives. We are closer than ever to finding a cure and, by providing additional funding to these Kimmel Scholars, we believe they will contribute to winning the battle against this deadly disease."
Paul C. Brucker, MD, President of Thomas Jefferson University, said, "It gives me great pleasure to congratulate Dr. Huang on his outstanding achievement."
As a Kimmel Scholar, Dr. Huang will receive $100,000 a year for two years to support his individual cancer research programs conducted at Kimmel Cancer Institute at Jefferson.