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Leukemia and Lymphoma Society Honor

Leukemia and Lymphoma Society Honor

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) in July selected Britta Will, Ph.D., co-leader of the National Cancer Institute–designated Montefiore Einstein Comprehensive Cancer Center’s Stem Cell & Cancer Biology Research Program, as the recipient of its prestigious Scholar Award.

The honor includes a stipend of $120,000 for each of five years and is given to support talented tenure-track junior faculty who have established themselves as blood cancer researchers and are on a trajectory of leadership in the field. 

LLS is the largest voluntary health organization dedicated to fighting blood cancers worldwide and funds innovative research as well as a substantial career development program that aims to accelerate the professional advancement of rising stars in the research community.  

Dr. Will, associate professor of oncology, of medicine, and of cell biology at Einstein, investigates hematopoietic stem cells and their role in driving two age-related and largely incurable blood cancers: acute myeloid leukemia and myelodysplastic syndromes. 

In 2020 she was awarded the prestigious Pershing Square Sohn Prize for Young Investigators in Cancer Research.

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