Career Development Awards Honoring Ruth Bader Ginsburg and John Robert Lewis

These awards were created to foster and grow the number of early-career women and underrepresented scientists receiving funding for pancreatic cancer research and to honor the lives and legacies of two iconic Americans lost to pancreatic cancer. These awards support trailblazing investigators committed to increasing our understanding and treatment of the disease. Each recipient is awarded a three-year, $300,000 grant for their pancreatic cancer research.


Career Development Award in Honor of Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Pingping Hou, Ph.D., an assistant professor at Rutgers University, is investigating an immune cell population called tumor-associated macrophages (TAMS) that has been shown to cause resistance in a therapy targeting KRAS, a key driver of pancreatic cancer. 

Career Development Award in Honor of John Robert Lewis  

Edwin Manuel, Ph.D., an assistant professor at the Beckman Research Institute of the City of Hope, is developing new methods to combat pancreatic cancer therapeutic resistance and adaptation, key components leading to disease progression.  

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