Jared Clements, first year medical student at UTHSC, was awarded a 2019 UTHSC/West Cancer Clinic Summer Cancer Research fellowship for his project entitled “Metabolic Reprogramming to Improve Triple Negative Breast Cancer Outcome.” Congratulations Jared!
Laura presented in the Obesity and Cancer Section/Susan G. Komen Challenge Symposium at the 2018 ObesityWeek meeting. As a winner she will present the results of her pilot studies at the 2019 ObesityWeek meeting in Las Vegas, NV, within a session devoted to results from the Susan G. Komen® Breast Cancer Challenge.
Congrats to Emily Miller who came in first place for her 8 week M1 summer rotation project presentation entitled “Targeting Tumor Associated Macrophages: Investigating a novel drug combination for Triple Negative Breast Cancer.” Emily is entering into her second year at UTHSC medical school as a Merit Scholarship recipient (one of five out of 170 incoming students selected). She attended University of Tennessee and graduated Summa Cum Laude with a B.S. in Biological Sciences with a concentration in Honors Biochemistry & Cellular and Molecular Biology (BCMB) where she was in the Chancellors Honors Program for 4 years, among other awards. Congratulations Emily!
In 2018, Dr. Bae-Jump (PI) and Dr. Makowski (co-I) were awarded an R01 to examine the systemic and local metabolic changes in patient ovarian tumors and a murine model of serous ovarian cancer and test the effects of a novel biguanide.
Dr. Vickie Bae-Jump (PI, UNC Chapel Hill) and Dr. Liza Makowski (co-I, UTHSC) were awarded a 3 year V Foundation Grant entitled Metabolic and Molecular Biomarkers of Metformin Response in Obesity-driven Endometrial Cancer in Fall 2017.