Research

Young Investigator Awards

The Cutaneous Lymphoma Foundation gives two Young Investigator Awards each year to new physicians and scientists in the field of cutaneous lymphoma research.  Following are descriptions of our Young Investigator Awards:

American Society of Hematology Young Investigator Award

Established in 2011, this annual award is given to support travel of a young investigator who is presenting cutaneous lymphoma related research to the American Society of Hematology (ASH) Annual Meeting.

Criteria for selection of this award includes:

  • Individuals with a M.D. or Ph.D. degree.
  • Individuals with an academic rank no greater than assistant professor.
  • Individuals with demonstrable interest and/or achievement in clinical care, education or research in cutaneous lymphomas.
  • Individuals who have submitted an abstract and will presenting research at the annual ASH meeting.

This award is sponsored by the Cutaneous Lymphoma Foundation.

About Our 2014 Award Recipient

The CLF is thrilled to announce Tianjiao Wang, PhD, as the recipient of the 2014 Young Investigator Award (YIA). Dr. Wang is a Research Fellow at the University of Michigan's Comprehensive Cancer Center. His research focuses on chemotherapy resistance in T-cell lymphoproliferative disorders.


Society for Investigative Dermatology Young Investigator Award

Since 2003, this annual award has been given to support travel to the Society for Investigative Dermatology (SID) Annual Meeting and participation in the concurrent CTCL Symposium.  Nominations for this award are received from members of the Foundation’s Medical Advisory Board, a candidate is chosen by the organizing committee of the Symposium, and the candidate is approved by the Foundation’s Board of Directors.

Criteria for selection of this award includes:

  • Individuals with a M.D. or Ph.D. degree.
  • Individuals with an academic rank no greater than assistant professor.
  • Individuals with demonstrable interest and/or achievement in clinical care, education or research in cutaneous lymphomas.
  • Individuals who have submitted an abstract and will presenting research at the annual SID meeting.

This award is sponsored by the Cutaneous Lymphoma Foundation and the International Society for Cutaneous Lymphomas.

About our 2014 Award Recipient

The Cutaneous Lymphoma Foundation (CLF) is pleased to announce Filiberto Cedeno Laurent, MD, PhD, as the recipient of its Young Investigator Award (YIA) travel grant.

Dr. Cedeno Laurent’s research will focus on the reduction of IL-31 expression to suppress pruritus in cutaneous T-cell lymphoma. 

Dr. Cedeno Laurent is currently a first year resident and cutaneous oncology fellow at the University of Pennsylvania. He is responsible for overseeing the care of advanced cutaneous T-cell lymphoma patients, particularly a large numbers of Sezary syndrome patients.  

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Listing of Past Young Investigator Award (YIA) Recipients

2003: Karen McGinnus, M.D., University of Pennsylvania; SID YIA Recipient

2004: Narin Apisanthanarax, M.D., Case Western; SID YIA Recipient

2005: Larisa Geskin, M.D., University of Pittsburgh; SID YIA Recipient

2006: Christiane Querfeld, M.D., Northwestern University; SID YIA Recipient

2007: Rachael Clark, M.D., Ph.D., Harvard; SID YIA Recipient

2008: Xiao Ni, M.D., Ph.D., MD Anderson ; SID YIA Recipient

2009: Chunlei Zhang, MD., Ph.D., MD Anderson; SID YIA Recipient

2010: Makato Sugaya, M.D., University of Tokyo, Japan; SID YIA Recipient

2011: Oleg E. Akilov, M.D., Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh; SID YIA Recipient; and Salvia Jain, M.D., NYU; ASH YIA Recipient

2012: Rei Watanabe, MD, PhD, Harvard Skin Disease and Research Center, Department of Dermatology, Brigham and Women's Hospital; SID YIA Recipient; Georgia Saporiti, MD, University of Milan, Italy; ASH YIA Recipient

2013: Sima Rozati, MD, University Hospital Zurich; IID YIA Recipient; María Florencia Cayrol, PhD, University of Buenos Aires, Argentine; ASH YIA Recipient

2014: Filiberto Cendeno Laurent, MD, PhD, University of Pennsylvania; SID YIA Recipient; Tianjiao Wang, PhD, University of Michigan