Adam J. Bass, assistant professor in the department of medicine at Harvard Medical School and assistant professor of medicine at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, has won a Doris Duke Charitable Foundation 2012 Clinical Scientist Development Award. His work will focus on targeting SOX2-driven squamous cell carcinoma. The award includes $486,000 of annual support for three years.
The award provides grants to junior physician-scientists to facilitate their transition to independent clinical research careers. This year, the foundation awarded grants to 16 investigators. The mission of the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation is to improve the quality of people’s lives through grants supporting the performing arts, environmental conservation, medical research, and the prevention of child abuse, and through preservation of the cultural and environmental legacy of Doris Duke’s properties.