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Friends Research Scholars

The Friends Research Scholar award nurtures innovative cancer research and supports early- to mid-career scientists working in areas central to the mission of the Cancer Center.

In 2009-2010 we are proud to support two scholars:
  • Yolanda Sanchez, PhD, Member, Molecular Therapeutics Research Program at Norris Cotton Cancer Center and Associate Professor of Pharmacology and Toxicology at Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth
  • Charles Sentman, PhD, Director of the Immunology and Cancer Immunotherapy Research Program (ICIP)
    Dr. Sentman's research interests have focused on natural killer (NK) cell recognition mechanisms and the role of NK cells as a part of the immune defenses. His laboratory has three major areas of research: chimeric NK cell receptors as immunotherapy, NK cells in tumor immunity, and human NK cell function in the female reproductive tract.
Previous scholars have included:

2008-2009: Margit McGowan, D.O. in her medical oncology clinical research

2007-2008: Scott Gerber in proteomics applied to early detection and monitoring of cellular mechanisms of lung cancer.

2007-2008: Mary Jo Turk in immune-based cancer therapies.

2006-2007: Raymond Perez in molecular therapeutics and development of new therapies.