Two Weill Cornell Medicine scientists have received the Damon Runyon Cancer Research Clinical Investigator Award for 2016 for their innovative research.
The Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation bestows these annual awards upon young physician-scientists who are conducting disease-oriented research that demonstrates a high level of innovation and creativity. Dr. Christopher Barbieri, an assistant professor of urology, was recognized for a project focusing on the treatment methods of patients with prostate cancer. Dr. Heather Yeo, an assistant professor of surgery and of healthcare policy and research, received the award for her work to improve perioperative surgical outcomes in patients with gastrointestinal (GI) cancer. They are among six scientists nationwide to win this highly competitive award.