Ben Z. Stanger, MD, PhD, assistant professor of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and assistant investigator for the Abramson Family Cancer Research Institute, was selected as a 2009 Pew Scholar in the Biomedical Sciences. The award is given to early-career scientists displaying outstanding promise in research relevant to the advancement of human health. As a Pew Scholar, Dr. Stanger will receive a $240,000 award over four years to support his research and gains inclusion into a select community of scientists that encourages collaboration and the exchange of ideas.
Read the full news release from the Pew Charitable Trusts.
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