Magazine article The Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education

NJHF AWARDS $50,000 Innovation Grant to Princeton

Magazine article The Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education

NJHF AWARDS $50,000 Innovation Grant to Princeton

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New Brunswick, n.j. - New Jersey Health Foundation (NJHF) has awarded another $50,000 Innovation Grant to researchers at Princeton University, announced James M. Golubieski, president of NJHF.

Grant recipients Yibin Kang, Ph.D., Princeton s Warner-Lambert/ Parke-Davis Professor of Molecular Biology, and postdoctoral research associate Mark Esposito, Ph.D., are working to develop combination therapies that could target specific metastatic cancer cells to lower the chances of cancers spread, or metastasis, after treatment. They will use the funding to identify and evaluate compounds that can target metastatic cells.

"If successful, this research could potentially transform the current landscape of how cancer patients are treated," explained George F. Heinrich, M.D., vice chair and CEO of New Jersey Health Foundation. "It is a perfect project for our Innovation Grant program, which is geared specifically to advancing breakthrough research that demonstrates commercialization potential to offer improved and focused treatments and cures for people around the world. …

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